Community News

  • Faith & Love STEM program thanks Lutz
  • "A walk to remember" is Saturday

    It’s called “A walk to remember,” but it’s really a walk for a cause.

    The Mt. Olive Baptist Church Wellness Ministry is helping to put on a Alzheimer’s walk Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon in the Chester High School parking lot.

    “We’re trying to bring awareness and support to those dealing with this,” said Treneiece Emerson.

  • Ag + Art Tour 2018 list of sites

    Chester County Ag + Art Tour 2018 – List of sites


    Chester Farmers and Artisans Market, 111 Columbia Street, Chester, SC 29706

    Site Notes:

    Only open Saturday, June 9

    Retail market with fresh local produce and crafts!

    Artisan on Site : Ricasso Art, painter, live painting demonstrations


    Collins Backyard Garden & Aquaponics, 5122 Thrailkill South Road, Fort Lawn, SC 29714

    Site Notes:

  • Art with a side of goat cheese

    The Ag + Art Tour continues to grow like something planted in a garden or out in the Back 40; bigger every year.

    Ag + Art Tour Planning Committee member and Clemson Extension Agent Ben Boyles said this year, 12 counties are taking part in the event through every full weekend in June that blends agriculture experiences, like visiting a working farm, with various kinds of arts such as live musical performances, painting opportunities and artisans showing off their creations.

  • Salkehatchie Camp numbers are down, but not enthusiasm for work

    The number of Salkehatchie Summer Service campers who will be in Chester starting this Saturday may be reduced, but their enthusiasm for the job isn’t said camp leader “Lt. Dan” Bilderback.

    “We’re going to be small this year, but we’re still plugging away,” he said.

  • Bikers and believers

    Ride for Jesus organizer Al Boyd anxiously watched the weather last week before the fifth running of the annual event.

  • Hambone's pilgramage

    The POW/MIA flag on the back of Michael “Hambone” Douglas’ Harley Davidson is a little frayed around the edges. The same could probably be said for this Vietnam vet who continues to keep faith with the brothers of his unit and lays the flag at the apex of the Vietnam War Memorial, the Wall, in Washington, D.C.

    Douglas, from Edgemoor, is a U.S. Army veteran; he was drafted in 1968 and after basic and advanced training, was sent to Vietnam. He spent five months and 18 days in Vietnam, serving with the First Cavalry when he was wounded.

  • "Get Healthy Chester" Health Fair and Car Show is this Saturday

    Feeling run-down? Need some energy and lots of health information? Looking for something fun to do after seeing your student graduate this Saturday? The “Let’s Get Healthy Chester” Health Fair is the place for you. But the event, now in its 7th year, is so much more than just a health fair.

    Event organizer Marie Wiliford said in a previous interview that yes, Chester still has a need to get healthy.

  • Faith rides a Honda

    The Ride for Jesus, an event that is fast (and we mean fast as in motorcycles) becoming an annual tradition in Chester, takes place again this Sunday. This is the fifth year for the ride that begins in the parking lot of Fred’s store in Chester and ends in a huge church service at the Gateway.

    This is the fifth year Al Boyd of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Blackstock has organized the ride, convocation of Christian biker groups, some outside-the-mainstream biker groups and others interested in both motorcycles and fellowship.

  • FLCC partners with HOPE in Lancaster

    Fort Lawn Community Center is partnering with HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, Inc. in Lancaster County to bring short-term emergency financial assistance to the residents of Fort Lawn.