Local News

  • Maternal aunt granted custody of children in Dove case

    The S.C. Department of Social Services began the process last week of potentially giving custody to a relative of two children whose parents are charged with child endangerment. Det. Cathie Bell of the Chester County's Sheriff's Office said a Family Court Judge granted a motion on Oct.

  • Education in the classroom

    Classroom learning just isn;t what it used to be.

    Ever-advancing technology like interactive white boards and wireless laptops has changed the face of both teaching and learning, replacing traditions such as dusty blackboards and chalk.

    When it comes to offering its students all the cutting-edge technology available, Great Falls Elementary School delivers on a daily basis.

  • 3 MRSA cases reported in Chester schools

    Three Chester County school students recently contracted an antibiotic-resistant form of staphylococcus, according to a school official. Each case of MRSA — Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus — occurred at separate schools, and the incidents appear to be isolated, said Gaither Bumgardner, executive director of general services for the district. "At this point we're just fortunate," he said.

  • Lowrys election to be held Tuesday

    The election hasn't even been held yet, but Lowrys residents know who their new mayor will be.

    Only one person filed for the vacant mayoral seat in Lowrys — Town Council member Joey H. Wilson.

    The seat became available when soon-to-be-former Mayor Edie Cantrell announced in early August she would not seek an 11th term in office.

  • Contractor chosen for York Tech's Chester Center

    A permanent Chester County campus for York Technical College took one step closer to becoming a reality this week. The college selected Fort Mill-based Farley Associates, Inc. as the general contractor to build the 31,000-square-foot Chester Center off S.C. 9, east of Chester. Advocates for commercial development in the area gave kudos to the planned center, expected to take about a year to complete, during a presentation by officials of the college at an after-hours business function in Chester earlier this week.

  • New counsel appointed for Pittman

    A new attorney has been appointed to represent Christopher Pittman in a civil court proceeding requesting post-conviction relief. Pittman, 18, convicted of killing his grandparents with a shotgun in November 2001, saw his dual murder convictions and 30-year sentence upheld by the S.C. Supreme Court earlier this year.According to records filed with the Chester County Clerk of Courts on Oct. 30, Charles T. Brooks III, whose office is based in Sumter County, will now represent Pittman in his PCR request.

  • Danny Glover to meet voters in Chester on behalf of John Edwards

    Actor Danny Glover will meet with area residents in Chester today in support of Presidential candidate John Edwards. The meet and greet will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the Wiley Room at The Summit downtown.