Today's News

  • The Apprentice(s)

    During the television show “The Apprentice,” mega-employer (and future presidential candidate) Donald Trump was likely to tell prospective jobseekers ‘You’re fired!’ Prospective employers in Chester County are more likely to tell the students in the Youth Apprenticeship Program ‘You’re hired!’

  • COLT has a lot to celebrate

    The Chester Park Center of Literacy through Technology (COLT) has a lot to celebrate – they were named a Microsoft Showcase School (the second one in the school district) and their principal was named a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert.
    These announcements came as a boost in morale for a school that was recently rocked by the tragedy of the loss of COLT student La’Darious Wylie, who was killed in a hit and run incident earlier last month.

  • IRS scammers calling county residents

    Just because someone is a scammer doesn't mean they are good at perpetrating scams.

  • Number of employed rises in county in October

    The number of employed persons in Chester County rose in October, but so did the unemployment rate.

  • A visit with Tiny Tim the Elf

    What could make a serious person like Realtor Debra Singleton dress up like an elf named Tiny Tim and hand out cookies to kids?
    For Singleton, who has been doing her elf bit since the beginning of Christmas in Chester, it’s about making sure the kids have a Christmas like the ones she remembers from her childhood in Paducah,Ky.

  • Kids take part in 2015 Sheriff's Youth Deer Hunt

    They often say the worst day hunting is better than the best day working, or in the case of the kids who went on the 2015 Sheriff’s Youth Hunt last Saturday with Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood, the worst day hunting is better than the best day at school. But this group had a pretty good day hunting; they bagged a total of six deer.
    But, explained Underwood, the day wasn't just about who could take down the most deer, it was about giving the 10 or so kids who went on the hunt the experience of a lifetime and teaching them some positive values.

  • Very few applicants for city position so far

    The finance director opening currently being posted by the City of Chester has not generated much interest so far.

  • Interim super: "There's hope" for public education in South Carolina

    Chester County Interim Superintendent Dr. Keith Callicutt came back from a meeting with Gov. Nikki Haley convinced “there’s hope” for the education outlook in South Carolina.
    Callicutt joined other superintendents across the state that met with the governor recently in the Superintendent’s Roundtable. He provided an overview of that meeting at the November school board meeting.
    He said there has been more of a dialogue with the governor over the past few years than in previous years.

  • The Thanksgiving Project: A thanful, willing circle of volunteers

    The community Thanksgiving dinner distribution that is the Thanksgiving Project is truly a community effort, as people from many different Chester County industries and businesses do their part to contribute to the project.
    The community effort starts every year with the planning and determining how much support they have gotten, and figuring out how many people, how many dinners and turkeys can they distribute each year.

  • City selling off cars, equipment

    The City of Chester will be selling off 20 vehicles and a long list of office equipment.
    On Monday, Chester City Council unanimously voted to institute the sale of items that are "not necessary or useful for the operation of the city." Many of those are older vehicles that have been rotated out of the city fleet.