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Community News

  • Bring appetite, ears and voice to 10th annual Hog on the Hill

    There’s going to be something to delight all of the senses at the 10th Annual Hog on the Hill at the Backlot in Chester this Friday and Saturday. The Chester Downtown Development Association (CDDA) puts on the event.

  • "Fall in"

    The pastor of Union ARP Church in Richburg stands on the steps of the church.

    “All able-bodied souls who desire to defend these colonies and in especial the Colony of South Carolina, and who are enlisted in the militia are requested and required to report for Muster at the Meeting House,” he might have said.

    Along with two companies of Revolutionary War re-enactors, the members of the public will be able to answer that call this weekend.

  • A visible sign of patriotism

    Citizens who drive up and down Main and Gadsden Streets in Chester should look closely at the lampposts up and down those streets. They’ll see a visible sign of Chester’s patriotism – the Hometown Heroes banners, 50 of them honoring Chester veterans, have been installed.

  • Richburg Fire Department begins a smoke detector blitz

    The Richburg Fire Department is joining the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, a nationwide effort to work over the next several years to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from the most common disaster people face in this country – home fires.

    As part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, Richburg Fire will help teach people about fire safety and help install smoke alarms in some neighborhoods where needed. The campaign focuses on increasing the use of smoke alarms in at-risk neighborhoods and encouraging everyone to practice their fire escape plans.

  • Chester DAV chapter briefed on Hometown Heroes project

    The James D. Wessinger Chapter 19 of the Disabled American Veterans in Chester got a chance to hear about a project that means some of their fellow veterans will be on banners around the City of Chester and, if they're lucky, maybe their own face will appear on those banners.

  • Friends, colleagues remember Theodore Feaster, ‘eternal optimist’

    The late Theodore Feaster Jr., 64, was remembered by friends and colleagues as an “eternal optimist,” a friend and a man dedicated to his community.

    Feaster was the manager and the Number 1 advocate of the Chester Farmers & Artisans Market. He passed away on April 10.

  • Playing around...for a good cause

    The 2nd annual scholarship golf tournament named for the late daughter of Georgia Moore was held last week. The Derresha Shar’Daye Rhinehart (DSR) Scholarship Golf Tournament drew about 15 teams of four players to the tournament at the Chester Golf Club on a chilly Friday morning.

    Moore looked across the golf carts of the teams as they lined up getting ready for the 9 a.m. shotgun start.

  • Blood drives and comfort kits

    She doesn’t sweat blood over her volunteer efforts, but Elouise McCree does help collect blood – and other items – for the American Red Cross.

    In fact, she organized a blood drive that was held just this Wednesday at the Chester YMCA (this was the third one of these blood drives) and she continues her efforts to advocate for the collecting of items for comfort kits, kits of necessaries that are handed out to victims of single family fires and national disasters.

  • Lutz grant provides animal control with upgraded kennels

    The latest grant from the Lutz Foundation to the Chester County Animal Control has allowed for some much-needed upgrades as the shelter continues to upgrade its facilities.

    The old chain link fences on the outdoor kennels have been replaced with coated wire fences that have no sharp edges and are narrow enough to prevent the animals from trying to stick their heads through them, said Maj. Dwayne Robinson Sr., who is the officer in charge of the animal control division.

  • Lando History Center gets new leadership, new ideas

    When it comes to running things at the Lando-Manetta Mills History Center, the new center leadership believes in the old adage: ‘Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.’

    Joe Polk, long-time director of the Center has retired, and rather than appoint a new director, working as a team the board of directors in place has taken up the mantle of leadership.