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Today's News

  • The Plugged-in Chalkboard

    In the school room of the future, students will be lead by their teacher as they use their digital devices to collaborate on a real-world project that demonstrates a scientific principle. After class, they'll step onto the teleportation pad and be whisked home in an instant, while their parents land their flying car in the family airport.
    Sound like the far future to you? Maybe the teleport pads and the flying cars are, but the educational tech is right here, right now and right in schools in Chester County, like Great Falls Elementary School.

  • Lewis and Fort Lawn fire districts get county council OK

    Chester County Council gave the okay for fire protection districts for the Lewis and Fort Lawn areas at a special called meeting Monday morning.
    There was a public hearing on the question of establishing the fire districts and one on the passing of an ordinance to provide for the operation and maintenance of the fire districts through the levy of taxes for  property owners in those districts. Following those public hearings, the ordinance establishing the fire districts and providing for the levy of those taxes was approved.

  • No decision yet on Giti Tire site grading case

    A judge has not yet made a decision in a lawsuit brought by a grading contractor against Chester County, which is delaying the site prep work at the Giti Tire plant in Chester County.
    Chester County attorney Joanie Winters appeared before Circuit Judge Lee Alford this past Friday to ask him to lift a temporary restraining order against Chester County continuing with the bidding process for the site prep work at the Giti Tire plant site outside of Richburg.

  • Two Chester women killed in Union crash

    The South Carolina Highway Patrol’s Multi-jurisdictional Accident Investigation Team is investigating a head-on collision that killed two Chester County women Friday.

  • Three file for Williams' seat

    Three people will vie for an open Chester City Council seat in February.
    The seat came open on November 4 with the shooting death of multi-term councilman Odell Williams. Five arrests were eventually made in connection with his murder.

  • Putting themselves in the picture

    Most of the 585 members of the students, staff and faculty of the Chester Park School of the Arts worked together Monday afternoon to form a living mosaic in honor of the school's designation as an ABC (Arts in Basic Curriculum) school.
    Principal Anne Stone explained the logo the students and faculty formed was the ABC logo, which is seen as a yellow triangle intersecting a blue circle on a square red background.

  • Edgemoor ARP wants to take visitors to "Bethlehem Live"

    If all the commercialism this year has sort of obscured the true meaning of Christmas, maybe you need to take a trip back to where it all began. Since a trip to the Holy Land is probably out of the question for most people, Edgemoor A.R.P. Church has offered to take them to “Bethlehem Live”. The event takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 17th from 6-8 p.m.

  • UPDATED: School District's Microsoft video now on YouTube

    The documentary video about the Chester County School District's hiTEC (Helping to Integrate Technology Education and Careers) program, produced by a production team from Microsoft, has hit the Internet.
    The 2:40 minute video, entitled “hiTEC Initiative Transforming Education in Chester County School District, SC” can now be found on the Microsoft in Education channel on YouTube.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Gang task force sets first meeting

    A task force that is being organized to help combat gang violence in Chester County will have its first meeting next month.
    In a letter to Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood from County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey, it is stated that the meeting will be held at the county government building on January 15 at 6 p.m.

  • Lewisville Middle Lioneers perform well at robotics competition

    They may have not been able to come home with a win, but the Lewisville Middle Lioneers still gave a good account of themselves at their first robotics competition.
    According to an email from club advisor Christine Lechzier, the team had a few problems during practice with “Steve” their robot in the FIRST LEGO League competition. The Regional Qualifier was held this past Friday at York Technical College. This was the LMS robotics club's first competition.