• Project to give patients 'Something To Love'

    Kelly Vinson of Chester has seen the devastating effects Alzheimer's disease can have on a person.

    When her mother-in-law, 73, was stricken with the disease, the family tried to keep her at home as long as they could. As her condition worsened, however, they were forced to put her in homes.

    "This was an active, Bible-reading, people-loving, perfect woman," Vinson said. "We don't know why this God-awful disease took over her body."

  • GOT A MINUTE: Stephen Colbert for president?

    Since our esteemed editor has written two (that's right TWO) articles about Stephen Colbert I feel that one (just ONE) from me is not out of order.

  • Operation Christmas collections start Monday

    First Baptist Church, 102 Church St., is the relay center for Operation Christmas Child.

    National collection week for the shoe boxes will be Nov. 12-18. Collection dates and times include:

  • Veterans and U.S. Armed Forces members granted Free Fee Day

    In celebration of Veterans Day, the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests will waive fees charged at recreation sites and trails on Nov. 11, said Forest Supervisor Jerome Thomas.

    Fees at all day use (including motorized trail fees) and overnight camping sites will be waived except for camping facilities included in the National Reservation System (Buck Hall Recreation Area on the coast and Whetstone Camp in the mountains).

  • Former fire chief to show wood crafts at guild sale Saturday

    It's not "show and tell" so much as it's "show and sell."

    For more than 25 years, the Chester Handcrafters Guild has given locals an opportunity to both showcase and sell their homemade items.

    "We want people to be able to show their handiwork and skills," said Pat Holcombe, one of the organizers of the show.

    There will be all kinds of homemade items on display.

  • Good Samaritan Clinic moves to new home

    Chester’s Good Samaritan Clinic has a new location, and it will soon have a new name as well.

    The clinic, which has provided free basic medical care to more than 2,000 low-income uninsured patients since opening in 2002, has left the old Eureka Mill on Saluda Street to move to the former Church Street Clinic building at 139 Church St..

    According to the clinic’s Executive Director John Hart, the move was made for a number of reasons.