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Community News

  • Republic Golf Club Happenings

    Thursday’s Captain’s Choice Dog Fight” was a huge success, with a great player turn out.
    Play started at 6:00 p.m. with excellent sunny weather, culminating in a putt-off at dusk. J.r. Thomasson, Jason Byers, Tammy Clark and Dan Bickish had the winning putt, having tied with Tim Chamberlain, Bill McMurray Calvin “Tiger” McCrory,  and Brennan Lipscomb with 3 under Par. Richard Hunter was closest to the pin on Hole #5, and Dan Bickish was closest to the pin on Hole #9.

  • Family Fun Day at Fish & Chix

    Ember Church, DSS and the Guardian ad Litem Program are hosting an event to bring awareness about Child Abuse Prevention Month. Family Fun Day will be April 13th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fish & Chix restaurant, 1851 JA Cochran Bypass in Chester. There will be a Bouncy House, Face Painting Hot Dogs, Cotton Candy, Games and more. For more information contact: Estelle Stevenson@ 803-581-0226 or Sandra Johnson @ 803-385-1051.

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  • 'Readasaurus Rocks' program at Chester County Library

    Magical storyteller Mark Daniel will carry the message that Kids Rock + Books Rock = Readasaurus Rocks at the Lewisville and Great Falls branches of the Chester County Library on April 16th and 17th at 1:30 p.m. both days. Daniel will be at Great Falls branch on Tuesday and Lewisville branch on Wednesday. The event is free and open to the public.

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  • Faith & Love STEM program thanks Lutz
  • "Because they were, we are"

    Discussion about the ancestors who came to this county as enslaved persons was the topic of conversation at the 9th Annual Old Zion Revival/Reunion Camp Meeting this past Sunday at the Old Zion Heritage Site. The theme was “Reflecting on the Year 1619 and Our Enslaved Ancestors: Higher Ground”. The year 1619 is regarded as the beginning of slavery in America, the year a ship unloaded the first cargo of enslaved persons at Jamestown.

  • Solid history

    Historian Scott Coleman is well-known in Chester for repairing monuments from the past. Some of the things he has done are repainted S.C. Historical Markers, restored grave markers in Virginia and in Chester and he continues to tend to the graves of the Confederate veterans buried in Chester’s Evergreen Cemetery. Now he’s taken steps to ensure the latest piece of solid history endures, the grave of a Mason in Chester.

  • Two Chester County fire departments ge V-SAFE grants

    Two Chester County fire departments, along with two in Fairfield County, were awarded grants through the S.C. Department of LLR, Division of Fire and Life Safety’s Volunteer Strategic Assistance & Fire Equipment (V-SAFE) Program, according to a release from State Sen. Mike Fanning.

    The Rossville Fire Department received a $30,000 grant for purchase of much-needed tool, including “E-tools” or entry tools.

  • "Let's not bury our sons and daughters..."

    Larry Hill believes the voices of the people can drown out the sounds of gunfire.

  • A husband's honor

    Richard Dale Benzel was killed in action in Vietnam in 1962. Finally, almost 60 years later, through his widow, Mariam McFalls, he’s getting the honor he deserved.

    A group composed of Chester County veterans gathered at McFalls’ Chester home recently to present Mariam McFalls with a Vietnam War Commemoration certificate and pin in honor of her late husband “Dick” Benzel, who was a member of some of the first Special Forces group sent into Vietnam by the U.S. Army.

  • Un-de-‘neigh’able

    Stealing and slightly modifying a line from a friend’s report on an equine therapy group, the value of the Lutz Foundation’s support for the Rideability Therapeutic Riding Center cannot be “de-neighed.”

    Board members from the Lutz Foundation recently visited the center in Clover to see for themselves what their grants had done for the place.