Community News

  • Hungry? Head to Richburg Fall Festival

    Hungry people are set to descend on Richburg’s Town Park this Saturday for the Annual Fall Festival. The festival begins at 10 a.m. and continues through 4 p.m.

    If you’re hungry for food, the festival is where you want to be as different vendors will offer BBQ, BBQ ribs, chicken wings, hot dogs and the ever-popular turkey legs. There will also be a bake sale with homemade baked goods.

  • History on their minds

    History, both the recent past and what’s ahead for the future (which will eventually be history as well) was on the minds of the members of the Chester County Historical Society as they gathered at the Fort Lawn Community Center for their annual meeting.

    Historical Society President Bill Marion welcomed everyone to the annual meeting.

  • Brooklyn Center nears completion

    The floors at the Brooklyn Community Center, the former Brooklyn Elementary School, have never looked as good as they do now, confided Brooklyn trustees Theodore Feaster and Billy Powell. The tongue and groove solid pine floors were placed in the building in 1938 when it was built. Hundreds of years of children’s feet, shod and unshod, have polished them and laid down layers of dirt and dust. Today the floors are part of the restored Brooklyn Community Center’s glory.

  • Chester fire promotes safety week
  • "Weave" the past and present together during Lando Days

    When it comes to Lando Days, the Lando Manetta Mills History Center is of the opinion ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ says the history center’s Roxann James, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any room for anything different at the annual festival that takes place the first Saturday in October.

  • "Community Heart and Soul" initiative could transform Fort Lawn

    A group in Fort Lawn led by the Fort Lawn Community Center is seeking to be involved in a community initiative that could transform the entire community.

    The “Community Heart & Soul” initiative is administered by the non-profit Orton Family Foundation and has found a local partner in the J. Marion Sims Foundation.

  • Bluegrass (and gospel) with a cause

    In modern custom, when you hold the first what you hope will be an annual event, you call it the “Inaugural” one. After that, you are allowed to start numbering them. The now-annual Abe Abercrombie and Ben Jones Bluegrass Festival is such an event. In fact, said festival organizer Don Etters, this will be the “2nd Annual.”

  • Veteran groups join forces to continue the mission of Veterans Day Parade
  • They were there when the world stopped turning

    Alan Jackson asked in song, “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?” Jeanine and Wesley Elliott can tell you exactly where they were; they were in Long Island, N.Y., close enough to see the smoke. From Long Island to New York City is about 50 miles away.

    Jeanine Elliott and Wesley are related to former Greenport, Long Island, N.Y. Fire Chief (now Fort Lawn resident) Richard Hulse.

    Jeanine said she had trouble processing what she was seeing on television that September day.

  • Taylor's Soul Food feeds evacuues in Chester, Rock Hill

    The Taylor’s Soul Food Restaurants in Chester and Rock Hill take the “soul” part of their name very seriously, as in “feeding the soul” and “a good soul.” They also take the words of Matthew 25:35 to heart.

    The restaurants normally do a brisk business on Tuesdays, but for this past Tuesday, they were closed to the general public as they provided some free hot meals to groups of Hurricane Irma evacuees from Florida.