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  • Fort Lawn named "Heart and Soul" community

    Fort Lawn and the 29714 area code have been named one of the southeastern United State’s first “Heart and Soul Communities.” The initiative begins on January 1 and got a huge jumpstart with a $100,000 check. Check back to OnlineChester.com for updates.

  • News & Reporter office hours, deadlines changing for Thanksgiving week

    Because of next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, the News & Reporter will be closed on Thursday and Friday. The deadline for obituaries will also be altered next week. Obituaries for Wednesday’s paper should be to the News & Reporter office by 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The obituary deadline for Friday’s paper is Wednesday at 1 p.m. All church news for Friday’s paper should be to our office by Tuesday at 1 p.m. All deadlines and office hours will return to normal the following week.

  • CMD customers on some streets will see higher bills this month

    The Chester Metropolitan District has sent out a release that states customers on some streets in Chester will see a higher than normal bill for November.

    According to the release, due to circumstances surrounding their meter replacement project, a portion of the bills with a billing date on or near Nov. 17 will show 41 days of water usage instead of the normal 30 days.

  • Chester driver loses life on I-77 in York County

    A Chester driver has lost her life in an early Tuesday morning collision on I-77 in York County, according to the SCHP.

    The SCHP report by Trooper Joe Hovis said the driver, a 31 year old Chester woman who has not yet been identified, was travelling south on I-77 near the 89 mile marker when she went off the right side of the road, struck a traffic camera, overturned the vehicle and was ejected and injured. She was not wearing a seatbelt, the report said.

    She was transported to CMC where she later succumbed to her injuries.

  • UPDATED: Incumbents sweep in Richburg election, one newcomer in Fort Lawn

    Incumbents in the town of Richburg managed to keep their Town Council and Mayor seats following Tuesday’s elections, while just a little way down the road, newcomers (and relative newcomers) won the day in Fort Lawn.

    In Richburg, a hotly-contested Mayor’s race between incumbent James Harris and challenger and former Richburg Town Council member Dr. Gerald Hensley brought almost half of the registered voters in the town to the polls.

  • UPDATED: City of Chester makes offer for finance director

    After two years of fits, starts and near-misses, the City of Chester may finally have itself a finance director.

    At a special called meeting on Monday afternoon, Councilwoman Linda Tinker (who serves on the city’s finance committee) introduced the names of three finalists for the position. One of those names, that of Annie McDaniel, was a familiar one as she was actually offered the post last summer before an impasse over salary demands led to the reopening of the search. The other two were Oscar Baker Jr. and Juanita Glover.

  • Funeral for two-year old Khloe Adams is Tuesday

    The funeral for Khloe Simone Adams, age 2, who passed away at the hospital after emergency workers were called to her home on White Oak Street in Chester last week, is set for Tuesday.

  • Richburg Mayor candidates Q&A

    Editor’s note: We asked five questions of the two candidate for mayor of Richburg, incumbent Mayor James Harris and challenger Gerald Hensley. What follows are their answers. The election is Nov. 7.

  • Update II: Toddler death investigated in Chester

    Chester Police Department investigators were called to the scene of a house on White Oak Street in Chester on Wednesday to investigate the apparent death of a toddler at that location. Investigators from SLED were also called in to the scene.

  • CWR director: A rising tide floats all boats

    As the old saying goes, a rising tide may cause all boats to float, even if that is a tide of reclaimed wastewater. That was the message that Chester Wastewater Recovery (CWR) Executive Director Phillip Thompson-King brought to the leaders of the various municipalities and county government at a recent Chester County Leadership Forum held at the Lowrys Community Center. Thompson-King showed how some CWR expansion and improvement plans in service to specific industries could benefit businesses and industries across the county.