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  • Celebrate Dinky's Summerfest on Saturday

     

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    The second annual Dinky's Summerfest will be celebrated on Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. at 3190 Lancaster Hwy. 9 in Richburg.

    “We're gonna have our festival Saturday, rain or shine,” said organizer Dina Patel.

  • Red Bug Barn offers feed, seed, produce and a gathering place for the community

     

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    The Red Bug Barn at 2531 Lancaster Highway is much more than a feed, seed and produce business – it's a gathering place for the community, said owner Gail Nicholls. The business, next to the Chester Livestock Exchange, has “a little something for everybody,” Nicholls said.

  • Wherry battled cancer, won and graduates with honors today

     

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    Kendric Wherry, 18, has a quiet and unassuming nature but when he needs to be, he's a fighter.

    In 2011, as a sophomore at Lewisville High School, Wherry fought and won a courageous battle against kidney cancer. Although he's endured surgery, chemotherapy and missed some school, Wherry graduates today from LHS with a 4.202 grade point average and ranks ninth out of 92 seniors, said LHS Counselor Sandy Jordan.

  • 'Chester Development Foundation' will collect Gateway naming rights money

    The Chester Development Foundation can officially begin accepting fees for naming rights at The Gateway after a vote of Chester County Council on Wednesday morning.

  • County passes second reading of budget

     

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    Second reading of Chester County's $16.2 million budget was passed at a special called Wednesday morning meeting.

  • Armed robbery under investigation

     

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    The Chester County Sheriff's Department is looking for two men believed to have committed an armed robbery late Tuesday night.

  • Accident detours traffic in Richburg

    Traffic was still being detoured on S.C. Highway 223 (Wylies Mill Road) in Richburg around 4 p.m. Tuesday after a logging truck overturned on the road earlier in the day.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said Ronald Eugene Reed, 39, of Heath Springs was traveling northbound when the 1998 International truck he was driving ran off the roadway on the left side of the road, struck a mailbox, overturned and caught fire.
    Reed was transported by ambulance to Carolinas Medical Center.

  • Chiseled in stone

    Words chiseled on a headstone tell you a name, but not a story.
    Monday was Memorial Day, an annual observance of the more than one million men and women who have died fighting for this country. As is always the case, a service was held at the Chester County War Memorial Building. Among the speakers was Chester native Cooney Wishert, who fought in the Vietnam War. Wishert introduced the crowd on hand to William John Allen. No one in Chester knew his name, but Wishert said everyone needed to know his story.

  • Agencies plan for emergency event

    The Chester County Department of Emergency Management conducted an exercise that included the activation of the County Emergency Operations Center, the County's Damage Assessment Team and the establishment of a shelter at the Fort Lawn Community Center on Monday.
    In preparation for the approaching 2013 hurricane season, the scenario for the exercise was a simulated landfall of a hurricane.
    The hurricane in the scenario surprisingly took the same path as Hurricane Hugo in 1989, which devastated the area.

  • BREAKING NEWS: $100,000 Palmetto Cash 5 ticket sold in Fort Lawn

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    A lucky customer who shopped at Gene's Kwik Stop #2 at 5811 Lancaster Highway in Fort Lawn will be $100,000 richer once a lottery ticket is claimed, according to a release from the S.C. Education Lottery Commission. The Palmetto Cash 5 ticket for Thursday’s drawing matched all five numbers drawn to win the $100,000 top prize, the release said. Store owner Gene Robinson said Friday that he was unaware of who the winner or winners were, but offered a heartfelt "congratulations."