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Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS: Weather shuffles football schedule

    Because of the threat of severe weather on Friday, Chester High's home game against Keenan, scheduled for Friday will now be played Thursday at 7 p.m.
    Chester will actually be hosting a double-header, with a JV contest set for 5:30 p.m. and the varsity game to follow. As of now, Lewisville's Friday game with Buford is still a go. Great Falls is scheduled to play at Blackville-Hilda Friday, but if weather becomes a factor (a decision will be made on that at noon Friday) the contest will be moved to Saturday at 5 p.m.

  • One block at a time

    Since the idea of the FIRST LEGO League robotics challenge is all about building – building robots to meet the challenges, that is, the Lewisville Middle School Lioneers robotics team is taking the building idea and doing something else with it, building on their success.

  • Federal grant will aid Carolina Poly

    The Poly America Carolina Poly facility is under construction on S.C. Highway 9 and is already growing at a remarkable pace. That growth got an apparent boost on Tuesday.
    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that her department’s Economic Development Administration was awarding $2.9 million to make "vital infrastructure improvements needed to create jobs and attract significant investment to the county."

  • 9-11: Hulse invites county to remember

    Retired firefighter and former New York fire chief Richard Hulse has been organizing commemorations of September 11, 2001 for several years. For him, the commemoration of that terrible day has a very personal angle: a former firefighter and ex-chief with the Greenport, Long Island Fire Department in New York, he lost 343 FDNY brothers that day.

  • Driver in U.S. 21 accident charged with felony DUI

    A Thomasville, N.C. woman involved in an Aug. 21 two-vehicle fatal collision on U.S. Highway 21 has been charged by the S.C. Highway Patrol with felony DUI resulting in death.
    According to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller with the SCHP, Alicia Hughes, the driver of a 1998 Honda sedan was traveling on U.S. 21 (Catawba River Road) when she crossed left of center and hit a 2000 four-door Mercury sedan driven by Yaneshia Y. Craig, 39, of Lancaster, head-on.

  • Chester police seek man for attempted murder

    The City of Chester Police Department is looking for a man involved in an attempted murder.
    According to a press release from the department, authorities are seeking Deveko Lavar Kennedy, described as a black male, age 25, in connection with an attempted murder of another man on Ashford Street in Chester.
    The News & Reporter was told that an incident report on the attempted murder had not been completed as of prestige.

  • Will Smith's Nationwide office is on your side...in Richburg

    Nationwide Insurance agent Will Smith who has had a long and successful business in Chester, took a leap of faith recently and opened a satellite office in the Richburg area. Staff, supporters and well-wishers joined Smith last Thursday in celebrating the opening of the office in an event that included a ribbon cutting and exhibition of the Chevy SS Nationwide #88 show car and a racing simulator.
    Smith said he has always had his eye on the potential growth in Richburg, even before the coming of Giti Tire to the area.

  • Lando Fire Department opens station to public

    The main Lando Fire Department station at Edgemoor opened their doors to the public last weekend in an attempt to raise awareness of the need for more community support and the need for more firefighters.
    The Open House was a combination hot dog sale, yard sale and tour of the fire station. The Lando FD also exhibited the equipment the department uses.

  • District: SROs will return

    hester County School District Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain and school board chair Gene Boyd are signing off on the final version of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) governing the School Resource Officers (SROs) in the county’s three high schools.

  • County moves on two industrial matters

    t's elementary at this point, with the expansion already announced, but Chester County Council did approve one industry-related measure at its regular meeting last week.