George Fickett could tell you where the bodies are buried. He could also tell you where every Civil War fort, earthworks, battlefield, hospital, river battle and splash of blood is left from the biggest confrontation this area saw during the War Between the States.
Most people have been touched by cancer during their lives; a mother, father, cousin, sister, great aunt. Relay from Life is an event that has been taking place at the L.C. Bird High School’s outdoor track for 12 years. The purpose is to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
SportsQuest is no longer the dream it once was. Shaw Industries Sports Complex Holdings, LLC was the only bidder and took the SportsQuest property at auction last week after forcing the auction through a lien on the property.
The Woman’s Club of Chester presented a $2,500 check to the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation to be used toward the construction of the long-awaited Chesterfield Center for the Arts that will be located in Chester adjoining the existing Chester Library on Centre Street.
Girl Scout Troop 325 has been very busy this year. They are a multi-level troop sponsored by Ecoff Elementary School. “The girls are rapidly becoming leaders,” said Sylvia Wall.
A pink dogwood tree has been planted behind C.C. Wells Elementary School in memory of former student Johnae Carol Ann Mayo (6/23/97 - 1/6/12), who passed away at the age of 14. This lively young lady attended Wells from second- through fifthgrade, and her cheerful disposition and friendly greetings spread joy to her teachers and classmates.
As part of the Success Program Community Outreach at L.C. Bird, 30 Success Program students donated their money to purchase and deliver dinner to the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Richmond.
Matthew R. Landry of Chester has been named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll at the University of Tennessee at Martin. To be eligible for Chancellor’s Honor Roll recognition at UT Martin, a student must take at least 12 hours of credit (pass-fail courses are not included) and achieve a 3.2 (B) grade point average based on a 4.0 scale.