Today's News

  • Craig going Down Under

    Throughout his career, Torrey Craig has shown an ability to play inside and outside. He's got the ability to play Down Under too.
    Craig, the Great Falls High School and USC-Upstate basketball standout signed recently to play professional basketball with the Cairns Taipans in Australia. He'll be leaving the country (for the first time) in August with Australian National Basketball League play set to start shortly thereafter.

  • Walking through world of dementia

    Visitors to the Virtual Dementia Tour last week walked on nails, struggled to clear four table place settings and jumped at unexpected sounds. And they volunteered to do it. They were experiencing for eight minutes some of the same things that dementia sufferers put up with every day.

  • Community, law enforcement exchange ideas on youth violence

    Gangs and youth violence in general were the main topics of conversation at a community meeting last Thursday between Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood, City of Chester Chief of Police Andre Williams, other law enforcement officers and members of the community. But the discussion was more than just about the problems in the Chester community – several citizens suggested courses of action to  deal with the increasing violence.
    But the first action, emphasized Sheriff Underwood, has to happen at home.

  • Prospect of "Chiefs" celebration dims

    The "stamp of approval" Chester City Council gave a "Chiefs" celebration last month now appears shaky.

  • City launching new tackle football league

    New City of Chester Recreation Director Chris White hopes to keep tackle football in the area this fall.
    White addressed Chester City Council about the issue on Monday night. He said that the Chester County YMCA is no longer offering tackle football. At a recent football camp he organized he heard from both parents and children that want the sport available locally.
    "The kids were asking me 'Are we going to have football?'" White said.

  • Sales Tax Commission meets to consider proposals

    The expenses for the jail renovation that the one-cent sales tax paid for in Chester County will be completed in 2015,  and the Chester County Sales Tax Commission is seeking new projects for the tax to fund. County treasurer Tommy Darby said the jail project is being paid off after five and half years, and the original vote to apply the tax gave a deadline of seven years. Now, with that project almost completed, new projects are being sought.

  • Fort Lawn job fair set for Thursday

    The Fort Lawn Community Center will host another job fair this Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Two employers – Advantage Resourcing and GSA, the company that provides janitorial services to the Lancaster School District, will be interviewing applicants during the fair.

  • Seventeen-year-old charged with assault, car theft

    A Richburg teen was arrested late Wednesday and charged with 2nd degree aggravated assault and car theft following an incident on Floppy Drive in Richburg where he allegedly assaulted a Fort Lawn woman, pressed a knife to her throat and drove off in her car.

  • Fort Lawn eyes creation of fire tax district

    The Fort Lawn Fire Department is eyeing the creation of a special fire tax district to help pay for increasing costs and the upkeep of aging fire protection equipment.
    Fort Lawn Fire Chief Allen Culp told Chester County Council at their July meeting Fort Lawn is wanting to do the same things that Richburg and Lando have already done by establishing a fire tax district.

  • Jobless rate, number of employed, both up in June

    Chester County's unemployment rate was up in June, despite a slight increase in the number of employed people.