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  • hiTEC orientation answers questions about district’s new technology initiative

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    In an effort to better educate parents and guardians on the exciting new technology initiative for all high school students, the Chester County School District will host several hiTEC orientations.

    During these orientations, parents and guardians of high school students will be shown the new HP Elite tablet that all ninth through 12th grade students will receive in January.

  • Man kills self after local police chase

     

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    Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood said the preliminary investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) confirmed a deputy of his department did not kill a local man involved in a deadly shooting last Friday morning on Shallowbrook Drive off S.C. Highway 72.

  • UPDATED: One dead, police officer on leave after shooting

    Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood said the preliminary investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) confirmed a deputy of his department did not kill a local man involved in a deadly shooting on Friday morning on Shallowbrook Drive off S.C. 72.
    “Our officer did not hit the subject,” Underwood said. “The suspect pointed his weapon at the officer and the officer, fearing for his own life, fired shots at the subject and retreated to take cover. The suspect pointed his gun at the officer, then took his own life.”

  • Cancer in Chester County 2013, Part 1

    According to the most recent statistics provided by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Chester County has at or above the expected level of instances and deaths from cancer in four of five categories.

  • Former POW, proud Lowrys native, passes

    When his country called in 1943, Walter Steen answered. To hear the Lowrys native tell it, it wasn't like he had much choice.
"They don't know what 'please' means," Steen said of the government in 2011.

  • DHEC updating cancer in Chester information

    Tom Hamilton has an old map of Chester County that is covered with dots. Hamilton doesn't see them as dots, though, they are more like bullseyes to him.

  • Inside the Classroom: Fabulous Fourth Graders at Great Falls Elementary School

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    BY DEBRA JORDAN
    Special to The N&R

  • High Five for selfless community support

    This week, High Fives are given to local schools that have received grants or have been named as a semifinalist for a prestigious state award. Also, Chester County public education officials and TruVista are recognized for establishing the first-ever public-private partnership to advance the way Chester County students will learn, grow and succeed in a global economy.

  • Chester County Health Fair offers tasty delights

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    Chester County Career Center Culinary Arts students, Felecia White and Myliyah Caldwell, proudly served samples of healthy food prepared by their class to participants at the Chester County Health Fair on Thursday.

    “We did stir-fry green beans, turkey meat balls and tofu with Asian and Balsamic seasoning,” White said. “They (the participants) said they liked the food and that it was very tasty.”

  • High Fives are given for 'kindness'

    Kindness to others goes a long way. This week, High Fives go out to several students of the Chester County School District who showed various acts of kindness. One high school student is recognized for exhibiting this trait to a custodian who helps care for his school. A fifth grade flag team is honored because they taught fellow students to be respectful of national and state flags. And finally, one elementary student unselfishly gave a lock of her own hair to support an organization that provides hair pieces to children with medical needs.