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  • Exercise key to good sleep

    Exercise can affect your sleep. The results of the National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America poll show a compelling association between exercise and better sleep. The National Sleep Foundation began surveying American sleep health and behaviors in 1991. NSF releases the poll findings as part of its 16th annual National Sleep Awareness Week campaign, held March 3-10, that culminates with the change to Daylight Saving Time on March 10.

  • Another county resident reports phone scam attempt

    Another alert Chester County resident has spotted a phone scammer and wants others to know about it.
    A caller, who wished to remain anonymous, called the News & Reporter Monday after seeing a story last week about phone scammers calling Chester's Lib Cook asking for personal information under the auspices that it was to give her a new Medicare card. The caller said this scam was a bit different.
    "They said someone from my household had called about a computer problem. They said they were going to help fix it," the woman said.

  • Sludge-is it good or bad for Chester County?
  • Phone scammers still at work

    Scam artists are apparently trying to get some new life out of an old scam.
    County resident Lib Cook said in an e-mail yesterday that she received a phone call from someone telling her Medicare was issuing her a new card. The voice on the other end of the phone had a heavy foreign accent, she said. Thankfully, Cook saw through the scam and did not give the person any information.

  • Tell what you think at gathering

    Would you like to voice your opinion about what things are working in the downtown area of Chester?
    If so, then make plans to attend a downtown public meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at Anna's Arbor.
    Sponsored by The Chester Downtown Development Association, citizens are invited to share their thoughts about the downtown area of the city.

  • MRSA reported in Chester County schools

    On Tuesday, a Facebook post warned parents of several students at Chester High School infected with the contagious disease known as MRSA. After contact with Chester County School District officials, this information was confirmed by the district's public information officer who referred comment of the MRSA situation to Jeannie Ligon, director of Special Services for the district.

  • High Fives are well-deserved by all

    This week the Chester County School District is offering High Fives to county students who have already achieved or hope to achieve state level honors, those who held fundraisers for national causes and students who collected clothing for the homeless. Thank you to all.
    ● High Five and good luck to the Lewisville Lions Boy’s Basketball team as they compete for the State Championship this weekend in Columbia.

  • Incumbents alone file for city seats, so far

    In nearly two weeks since filing opened for the May election of four city council seats, only the incumbents have filed so far, said Chester County Elections & Registration Commission Deputy Director Terry Graham.
    “All city council incumbents have filed for their seats and there are no challengers as of today,” Graham said on Tuesday. “Filing closes Friday at noon.”

  • Chester County students ready to compete globally
  • City finally moves on finance opening

    Fourteen months after it first came up, Chester City Council voted Monday night to fill the long-vacant finance director position.