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  • Driver leads police on high speed along Highway 9

    A high speed chase on S.C. Highway 9 on Thursday that began in Fort Lawn and later involved Chester County Sheriff deputies, culminated with the arrest of the driver in his relative's driveway, said Chester County Sheriff Maj. Bill Murphy. David Laquinton Fourney, 29, of 918 Agape Drive ,led police on a high speed chase along S.C. 9 into Chester that caused one officer to run off the road at one point during the chase and forced at least two other drivers to leave the roadway, according to information on the police scanner.

  • Possible kidnapper may be headed toward Chester County

    Authorities are looking for a Hispanic male in gray Kia van who may have kidnapped a child from the Kershaw area.
    The man is said to have five children in the van with him, only one of which may have been abducted. As of 4 p.m. he was said to be on S.C. Highway 200 heading toward Great Falls. The man is said to be from Kannapolis, N.C. And may be headed toward U.S. Interstate 77. Check back to OnlineChester.com for updates.

  • Murphy: "It was murder for hire"
  • Gov. Haley to visit Chester County

    Governor Nikki Haley will make one of her first visits to Chester County next month for a ground-breaking at Haddon House.

  • Grandson one of two charged in Paul murder

    A Chester County employee was shot to death on Tuesday night and two teens, including the woman's own grandson, have been arrested and charged with murder.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Schools to dismiss early, games postponed

    The Chester County Schools will dismiss early today due to potential bad weather, said Brooke Clinton, the district's public information officer.

  • Icy weather in the forecast

    It's finally started feeling like winter in Chester County over the past few days and it may start to look like it too
    This week, forecasters have been tracking a potential winter storm that could affect this portion of the Piedmont this afternoon and early evening.
    The weather system should be small and quick-moving, said WCNC forecaster Larry Sprinkle.
    However, the combination of cool, dry air and limited moisture may cause freezing rain, sleet and ice pellets to form, which could cause some local travel issues for the Friday afternoon commute.

  • DHEC monitoring property for proposed Grant Park

    Progress is being made at the site of a proposed park to be named in honor of  Alvin Grant, Chester's “Mr. Christmas.” On Tuesday, a truck from A&D Environmental Services in Lexington, S.C. pumped underground samples for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, said Mike Eland, a proponent of the proposed park.
    “They're collecting samples for DHEC to be analyzed,” he said.

  • Roads to close for King parade

    Some roads around the City of Chester will be temporarily closed Sunday during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.
    Most of the closings will take place at 2 p.m. and last until the end of the parade. The intersections of Oak and Saluda, Oak and Loomis and Marquis and Bailey will all take place at that time. At 2:30 p.m., the intersection of Lancaster and Loomis will be closed.
    The parade is one of the county's biggest and best attended each year. This year's parade will feature 164 entries. The even is set to begin at 3 p.m.

  • Chester man wins $2 million in lottery

    If there is a cost associated with changing your phone number, one Chester man can easily afford to pay the fee.
    The South Carolina Education Lottery announced yesterday morning that a Chester County man, who declined to release his name, won $2 million playing Powerball®. His identity remains a mystery even to the clerks at the Pantry Express #430 on Columbia Street, who sold the winning ticket.