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
  • Former Adult Ed director Jim Wilson remembered as a gentleman, ‘leader with a servant’s heart’

    James A. Wilson Sr., a former interim Chester County Superintendent of Schools, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and former Great Falls Elementary School principal passed away on May 4, 2019 at the age of 87 at The Presbyterian Home in Lexington, S.C.

  • The "three Is"" innovation, incubation and infrastructure

    State Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers told a roomful of agribusiness entrepreneurs the collaboration his department has with other entities is “the pathway to success.”

    Weathers addressed the group at the Small Business and Farmers Rural Strong Expo, a joint presentation by the USDA Rural Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

  • Columbia doctor's office nominated to National Register has Chester roots

    A doctor’s office that was built to serve the African American community in the Waverly community in Columbia that has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places has some Chester roots.

    The building was built in 1963 and is located in the same area as the former Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital which served the black community in Columbia from 1952 until it closed in 1973.

    The office, the Cyril O. Spann Medical Building, was built by Dr. Cyril Spann, a native of Chester.

  • Then and now at Old Zion AME Zion History Site

    To borrow the format from a popular TV show:



    A group of seven people assembled on the steps of the Old Zion AME Zion Church in 2008. The steps are the last remnants of the church, which has served the community along with its “sister” church, St. Paul Halsellville Baptist Church. The land deed for the current church site (the church was originally located on what is now Going Road) was signed in 1890. The last bits of the church crumbled into the ages somewhere in the 1980s.

  • The face of faith: Maggie Price-Coleman remembers Old Zion

    She can’t call herself “the last member of Old Zion,” that title belongs to Yvonne Wright Cook Davis, who according to church history, has never moved her membership from Old Zion AME Zion to another church, but Maggie Price-Coleman, 86, remembers attending both Old Zion and St. Paul Halsellville churches. She is also one of the original members of the group that met in 2008 and decided to restore what would become the Old Zion AME Zion Heritage Site.

  • CURES of Chester celebrates new home, opcoming projects

    The citizen’s group CURES (Citizens United for Redevelopment and Economic Stability) of Chester are taking the “Redevelopment” part of their name seriously, as they are in the middle of efforts to redevelop the former Masonic Temple building in Chester into a combination headquarters and activity center.

    The group celebrated their new home with a 100th birthday bash for the building on Saturday, which saw its last renovations in 1919.