• Sno-Biz offers beach, beats and treats

    Charlie Wilson wanted a spot where locals could retreat with a cool, shaved ice treat, sand beneath their feet, a view of a palm tree and oldies jamming on the speakers. So in April, he opened Sno-Biz at 648-F Lancaster St. near Gene's Kwik Stop. With temperatures nearing the century mark this week, Wilson's roadside business, though far from coastal breezes, aims to please with tropical treats of almost any variety a customer can name Wilson said.
    “Any flavor you want,” he said.”You name it, we've got it.”

  • Big news for Ida Claire

    Well I declare!
    Ida Claire Creamy Southern-Style Cheesecakes, located at 320 Dearborn St. in Great Falls near the Piggly Wiggly, has landed a new, big client.

  • Chester Regional Medical Center ER changing

    Staffing changes are coming to Chester Regional Medical Center with the goal to offer better emergency care. Beginning July 1, ApolloMD will be the new contract group for the hospital's ER, said Wendy Parker, vice president for Physician Recruitment Hospital Relations.
    Dr. Ted Patras of AthenaMD, a division of ApolloMD, was in town with Parker May 3 to recruit and interview local physicians for the changeover project.

  • Well Ida Claire

    They have a wholesalers license and their product is certified as a South Carolina product. In fact, Barbara Lyles and Barbara Hilton even have a certificate from the Department of Homeland Security.
    "We are certified as not being terrorists," Lyles said.
    Their product is made in South Carolina and they are licensed to sell. Homeland Security might want to rethink their designation, though, because the cheesecakes Lyles and Hilton make in their small Great Falls business are definitely "the bomb."

  • Got all A's on your report? Get a free rental

    Students who earned all As during the school year can reap their academic rewards with a free rental from a local video and game store.
    Family Video at 1841 J.A. Cochran Bypass has kicked off its “Report Card A Program” which the company instituted in 1982, said Store Manager Corey Graves.
    “The kids work hard all year,” he said. “We like to get them in here to get some free stuff.”
    Family Video, which opened in Chester in October, offers 4,000 different movie titles and 600 different game titles, Graves said.

  • Economic Development looking for survey participants

    The Chester County Economic Development (“CCED”), Chester County, and the Chester Development Association (“CDA”), cordially invite you to participate in the 2011 Chester County Economic Development Strategic Plan update. 

    As you may recall the process was started in 2008 to create the Chester County Economic Development Strategic Plan which involved community leaders and existing industrial leaders from across Chester County.  We held focus groups and interviews and in total involved around 70 individuals. 

  • Frankie Wright is now retired

    It's official! Frankie Wright is retired today.
    Wright has worked for Gaddy State Farm Insurance agency since October 1979, she said. She has learned everything from selling auto to homeowners, life and health insurance. The insurance business initially opened by Dean Gaddy is now operated by his son, Chris. Wright is proud to have worked for both father and son.
    “When I came to work here for Dean, Chris was in the sixth grade,” Wright said. “I'm just a mother hen here.”

  • Catawba Family Medicine welcomes Bowers

    Chester Regional Medical Center and Chester Medical Group welcomes Julie Bowers, family nurse practitioner, to Catawba Family Medicine, 3909 Lancaster Highway, Richburg.
    Bowers was previously employed at Palmetto Tri-County Internal Medicine in Lancaster.
    She is a certified diabetes educator, certified wound, ostomy and continence nurse and a certified rehabilitation nurse.  
    Bowers has been a family nurse practitioner for 11 years.

  • Chamber fundraiser offered "great pig"

    The Chester County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a sporting clay tournament and membership drive May 12 at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays in Richburg. This event was such a success that Joey Neal, chair of the membership committee, hopes to make it an annual event.
    “This is the first event of its kind for the chamber,” Neal said. “We felt with the sporting clay tournament and with the people already here, we could invite them to a barbecue to get these folks to come out and find out what the chamber is about.”

  • Goody's grand re-opening brings a throng

    When the doors opened at Goody's grand re-opening at 9 a.m. Wednesday, a throng of customers hurried inside ready to peruse labels and shop for terrific sales.
    Seconds earlier, the Chester County Chamber of Commerce had initiated a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the change-over from Peebles Department Store to Goody’s, both owned by Stage Stores.