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Community News

  • Faith & Love STEM program thanks Lutz
  • Community pitches in to help neighbor

    On May 21, high winds, lightning and heavy rains visited Chester County. The home of Louise Dixon on Walker Street in Chester was damaged when a tree knocked down by high winds blew onto her house and damaged her front porch.

    Dixon was quoted in a Facebook post saying she puts all her trust in the Lord. When it comes to getting the damage repaired and the debris hauled away, she said at the time, “I’m waiting on Jesus.”

  • City True Value helps Hawthorne "Paint a Brighter Future"

    The future at Hawthorne Christian Academy in Chester will be a littler bit brighter, or at least their walls will, thanks to City True Value.

    Hawthorne was chosen recently by City True Value as the recipient of a corporate “Painting a Brighter Future” paint grant that gives them 30 gallons of free paint in their choice of color, to improve the look of their school. According to the list of the 2018 Painting a Brighter Future winners on the True Value Foundation website, Hawthorne is the only school in South Carolina to receive the painting grant this year.

  • Currence puts Heart (& Soul) into new job

    When you go to the Fort Lawn Community Center to talk to Robin Currence about her new role as the Community Heart & Soul project coordinator, she, typical for Currence, pulls in a group of H&S committee members to share the limelight (and the interview) with her, and what is usually a reporter’s worst nightmare, interview by committee, becomes an insight into the way Currence works – every thing, every decision and every action is a joint effort.

  • Fanning, Thompson "measure up" to Salkehatchie standards

    Chester Salkehatchie Camp volunteer Ron Poston told State Senator Mike Fanning and Legislative Coordinator Wanda Thompson they really “measured up” to Salkehatchie standards when they showed their support of the organization – and they've got the carpenter’s rule suspenders to prove it.

  • Wrapped in honor

    Sixteen veterans – 15 planned and one who was surprised with her own Quilt – were awarded a Quilt of Valor in an awards ceremony on Sunday at the American Legion Frank Roach Post 34 Legion hall. One of those veterans honored was one of Chester County’s own, Roy Christopher, 96, of Fort Lawn.

    Christopher is a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.

    The Fort Lawn veteran participated with fellow soldiers from the Korean War, Vietnam War and Desert Storm in the largest assembly of veterans who are Quilt of Valor (QOV) recipients this year in South Carolina.

  • "Every child an artist" at Fort Lawn Community Center art camps

    A sign hanging on the wall of the Fort Lawn Community Center quotes the great painter Pablo Picasso who said ‘Every child is an artist.’ The FLCC summer arts camp gives every child the opportunity to be one.

    The Fort Lawn Community Center is currently the recipient of three S.C. Arts Commission grants that have allowed them to offer some arts opportunities for kids of different ages, said FLCC Director Libby Sweatt-Lambert.

  • Robin Currence takes aim at new challenges

    To her many 4-Hers and summer campers, she is simply “Miz Robin.” To those in the know, she has been the face of 4-H in Chester County for 32 years. If 4-H is doing it, you can usually find Robin Currence right in the middle of it. After a lifetime of service, this energetic and caring 4-H agent will retire at the end of this month.

  • Red, White and Boom returns Friday

    The City of Chester won’t be starting the summer off with a bang, it will be more of a boom.

    Once again this year, the city will stage its “Red, White and Boom” festival at Joe Collins Stadium on the old fairgrounds. This marks the sixth-straight year that Chester will celebrate the Independence Day with fireworks and other attractions. The event was restarted in 2012 after a few years of dormancy brought on by budget troubles. The city has had some financial struggles recently, but got a boost this year from the county.

  • "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.