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Today's Features

  • On May 18, hundreds of local residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Chester County at Lewisville High School to raise funds and awareness in an effort to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer. Our entertainment starts at 6 p.m. and opening ceremonies will be at 7 p.m.

  • Police officers have a habit of supporting their “brothers in blue,” especially in times of trouble or sorrow or hardship. Chris Reynolds is doing just that.

  • The El Bethel substation of the Fort Lawn Fire Department and Fort Lawn Fire Protection District will be dedicated Sunday at the substation at 3 p.m. An open house will follow from 3:30-5 p.m. The substation is located at 3442 Catawba River Road in Fort Lawn. Guests are asked to park at the El Bethel Methodist Church adjacent to the substation.

  • Women in Chester County who are dealing with the issues that come with pregnancy now have somewhere to get assistance, without having to travel too far. Earlier last month, the Palmetto Women’s Center, located in Rock Hill, debuted their mobile clinic. A mobile unit was retrofitted into a mobile clinic for the center, paid for through donations and grant money. The medical and resource services are available to women in Chester County. The mobile clinic is stationed at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Chester every third Wednesday (unless otherwise noted) from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

  • The fourth session of the Chester Talk Back community forums has been set. The focus for this session will be housing and neighborhood stabilization.

    There have been several neighborhood stabilization efforts in the Chester area of late, including the new homes and home repairs carried out by Harvest Call Ministries and the placement of the first house in the i58 Housing program.

  • Postal patrons across the United States and here in the 29706 zip code may have noticed their postal carriers dropped off more than just the mail this week and will be picking up more than letters and packages on Saturday as they collect food donations for the annual Letter Carrier’s “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive.

  • Several young photographers and their family and friends gathered at the Chester County War Memorial Building Wednesday night to attend the Tobacco Free Coalition of Chester County’s PhotoVoice Contest awards ceremony. It was an appropriate day for this as it was a day designated as National Kick Butts Day as well.

  • He’s the man who can tell you ‘whether’ it’s going to snow, ‘whether’ the temps will break 100 or ‘whether’ you need to take a raincoat with you in the morning. Andy Weir is Chester’s National Weather Service cooperative weather observer. Call him “the whether man”.

    Weir, a retired firefighter and SLED special agent, has been a cooperative weather observer for the National Weather service for 32 years. He follows in the footsteps of his father and his grandfather who were also weather watchers.

  • He’d injected and rubbed the pork butts, he’d meticulously tended the fire that would slowly bathe that meat in smoke all night long, but James Davila of the Sauce Pig competitive barbecue team still didn’t have a good feeling.

    “I never have a good feeling,” said the caterer from Greenville County.

  • 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.