• Chester Regional Medical ER receives top award

    Chester Regional Medical Center has received the 2011 Best Performing Emergency Services Award from its parent company, Health Management Associates (HMA). The prestigious award, based on significant achievements in patient flow and quality care, was presented to CRMC out of 58 other hospitals during HMA's Clinical Affairs Symposium held in Plano, Texas on Nov. 28. The staff of CRMC's emergency room is comprised of four full-time and two part-time physicians, said CEO Page Vaughan. This hospital cares about the people in Chester and surrounding areas, he said.

  • Consignment shop offers alternative shopping experience

    A consignment shop is now open in Chester and offers customers an alternative to shopping for children's clothes.
    Teeny Bop held its grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Suite D of Buckeye Plaza on the J.A. Cochran Bypass.
    Lajuanda Taylor and Dawana Hinton operate the consignment shop that offers clothing for babies, boys, girls and teens.
    “I've always wanted to do children's consignment,” Taylor said. “I have a daughter and she grows so fast.”

  • Potential industry clears first hurdle

    The first hurdles were cleared Tuesday for a potential industry to locate in the county when the Chester Zoning Board of Appeals approved several variances requested by L&C Landholdings.

  • Planning commission, zoning board to hear L&C requests

    The Chester County Zoning Board of Appeals and the Chester County Planning Commission will both hear requests from L&C Landholdings in the next two weeks.

  • Plyler: "This job fits my personality"

    She's smart, witty and charming. She – is Drewid Plyler, the new physician assistant at Lowrys Family Medicine. Plyler began work at the Chester practice on Monday, she said. She had previously been with the Richburg office since September. Plyler, 24, is a native of Lancaster and a graduate of Buford High School. In 2009, she graduated from the University of S.C. with a degree in Exercise Physiology. She then was accepted into the Physician Assistant program at the Medical University of S.C. She graduated from MUSC in August 2011.

  • A taste of Italy

    Cooking has always been “a passion” for Vincenzo “Vinnie” Lombardo, owner of Our Store at 994 Old York Road. Lombardo always offers his best when he offers his cooking, he said.
    “I've always been involved in cooking … in catering school … in military school … a long time,” Lombardo said. “My passion for cooking started early in my teenage years. I went to culinary school for two years and that led me to branch out.”

  • County will take road when Super Walmart comes

    If a Super Walmart moves into the former Chester Mall location, Chester County will take responsibility for upkeep of a road that runs adjacent to the property and behind the building.

  • Studio 21 wants customers to "look good, feel good"

    Studio 21, a full service salon offering hair cuts, manicures, pedicures and specializing in foils and acrylic nails, is located at 2606 Catawba River Road in Fort Lawn. This business is jointly owned by Wanda Brooks, Heather Cecil and Rose Saucier (pronounced, so-shay). The three women opened their business in Fort Lawn in October and say they did so because they enjoy making others happy.
    “We got into this business because of the people,” Cecil said. “We like making people feel good.”
    Saucier fervently agreed.

  • Keith's Alignment stays open, legacy endures

    Keith's Alignment & Auto Service on Columbia Street is still in operation although a major link to the business is gone. Owner Keith Hawkins passed away Oct. 8 after a lengthy battle with cancer, said his wife, Lynn Hawkins.
    “He had surgery three years ago and they thought they had it,” she said. “He went back this past June and the doctors told him it was back.”

  • IBHS celebrates one year of building science research

    The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has changed the face of building science research with the opening of its multi-hazard research center in South Carolina. While only open for one year, researchers at the facility already have conducted several residential and commercial research programs, the results of which have been translated into real-world applications for home and business owners.