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Today's News

  • Regional elected officials talk about 2017 goals at COG forum

    Elected officials from the region, including Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart, got a chance to brief interested listeners about their goals for 2017 during the recent Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) Elected Officials Forum, held at the Gateway Conference Center.

  • Chester man charged with attempted murder

    A Chester man was arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with a Saturday night stabbing.

    According to an incident report from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to Saluda Road and Robbins Circle a little after midnight on Saturday in reference to a man being stabbed. Once they arrived, they discovered the victim holding his abdomen and observed he had a “deep

    gaping laceration” to the upper abdomen.

  • Olsen's Lancaster property sold for back taxes

    The Pressley’s Recycling Center property has been auctioned off for payment of back taxes, according to the Lancaster County Delinquent Tax Collector’s Office.
    The pending sale is the latest development involving the company and owner Ron Olsen since December 2011 when the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control outlined multiple regulatory violations at the site.

  • Enjoy a laugh and a meaningful message at this year's Chamber Banquet

    The Chester County Chamber of Commerce has set this year’s Annual Banquet for Jan. 26 at the Gateway Conference Center. The featured speaker is someone who will be a familiar face to many in Chester County. Renowned humorist and inspirational speaker Glen Ward will return as the speaker this year.

    “I’m absolutely delighted to be able to come and speak for the Chamber again. I spoke several years ago at a Chamber Banquet, and I was contacted by Chamber President Brooke Clinton and asked to come back, and that’s an honor for me,” said Ward.

  • Roddey laid to rest, signs off one last time

    As they were hundreds of times over the last 40-plus years, Chester County’s radio airways were filled with the name and persona of Carlisle Roddey on Wednesday.

  • Citizen: Conflict of interest in hiring acting city finance director?

    During the citizen’s forum at the most recent meeting of Chester City Council, concerned citizen Nettie Archie brought up some issues that were troubling her – chief among these was the question of a conflict of interest for the city in hiring acting Finance Director Kelly Wascher, who also sits on the board of Safe Passage, an organization that partnered with the city to obtain a grant to provide improved services for victims of domestic violence.

  • Sheriff addresses Richburg speeding concerns
  • Chester PD wearing new uniforms

    New year, new uniforms, same great public service. With the new year comes a new look for the City of Chester Police Department. Just this week, the officers and administration started wearing the new blue-gray and dark gray uniforms all city police officers will now be wearing.

  • Procession of honor for Carlisle Roddey

    Long-time Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey was laid to rest on Wednesday afternoon. His funeral procession from the Chester A.R.P. Church to the cemetery included a guard of honor made up of vehicles representing emergency services across the county, including Chester County Rescue Squad, fire departments and the Chester County Emergency Medical Service. As the hearse passed by, various emergency services personnel rendered honors along the funeral procession route.

    For more pictures, check the January 13, 2017  issue of The News & Reporter.

  • Vehicle accident causes power outage in Richburg area

    A one-car vehicle accident on Thursday in the Lando area has caused approximately 500 power outages in the Richburg area, including the schools in the Lewisville attendance area. Power is expected to be restored this afternoon.

    According to Rick Jiran, Vice President of Community relations for Duke Energy, crews are on scene and they are having to replace two power poles. Power is estimated to be restored about 1 p.m. today