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Local News

  • 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.

  • Cox Auction Company burns

    There wasn't time to get anything out of Cox Auction Company Monday as a fire badly damaged the building. There was time to get everyone out, though, and that is all that matters to Rick Cox.
    "I'm just glad nobody got hurt. I don't want anybody getting hurt, including them," said Rick Cox, motioning towards firemen that were battling the blaze.

  • "The Peddler" passes

    He was a produce expert, a storyteller, a comedian, a family man and a former soldier, but Ed Melton had another way of identifying himself.
    “I'm a peddler. I've been peddling around Chester for 25 or 30 years," Melton told the News & Reporter in 2010.
    Melton, who was as much a fixture in downtown Chester as the hill or the courthouse passed away last Friday at his home. He was 90.

  • Chester County Year in Review, Part 2

    The second half of 2012 was just as busy as the first half. Here is a look back at what happened from July to December.

    July
    • The S.C. Department of Commerce announced that Chester County was one of 28 communities in the state to receive a community development block grant. The $427,009 coming to Chester was ticketed for improving water service on Meadowbrook Road, which is on the western end of the county off of S.C. Highway 9. The old pipes serving the road were too narrow to provide residents with adequate service.