Today's News

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FINAL: Devils win, Lions and Cycs lose

    The Great Falls Red Devils scored with less than three minutes to go, then mounted a late defensive stand deep in their own territory to preserve a 21-16 victory Friday night over Gray Collegiate Academy.

  • Drugs, weapon seized during 5th St. arrest in Chester

    Chester County Sheriff's officers looking for an armed robbery suspect on Wednesday from an incident in Charlotte found drugs and a stolen pistol at a 5th St. residence in Chester during their search. As a result, the alleged fugitive was arrested along with three others.

  • Varmints invading city

    Chester City Council agreed recently that an influx of varmints is a problem, but that there isn't much that can be done about it.
    Earlier this month, Councilman King Thompson said he had received a number of phone calls from citizens reporting that raccoons have been rummaging through their garbage and walking around their yards.
    "They are scaring a lot of people," Thompson said. "They can be rabid and they will attack."

  • "Project: Witness" not on the agenda next week

    "Project: Witness" will get a public hearing and easy third reading approval eventually, but not next week.

  • Bellavance questions need for sewer reserve fund

    Editor's note: The Town of Fort Lawn will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7 p.m. on the the fees for the proposed Sewer Capital Project Reserve Fund. Town residents or business owners who wish to speak at the public hearing are directed to sign the register at the Town Hall before the hearing begins.

    Fort Lawn Mayor John Rumford called for the first reading of the ordinance to create a Sewer Capital Projects Reserve Fund, but at the August meeting, Town Councilman Al Bellavance questioned the need for the establishment of such a fund.

  • Zaxby's ready for "customerz"

    Was it pure good luck or maybe a crystal ball that saw to it that the new Richburg Zaxby's would be located just a stone's throw from the Giti Tire Plant? Store manager Brenda Douglas isn't saying, but she had a big smile on her face this past Monday as she held the ribbon at the ribbon cutting of the newest restaurant, located at 3009 Crenshaw Parkway, just off Lancaster Highway, near the Gateway Conference Center and coincidentally, near the planned 1.8 million square foot tire facility.

  • High fives for the new year

    High Fives are back!  For those of you who are new to our district, High Fives is a weekly column that highlights the students and staff in our district who are accomplishing great things.
    • High Five to each and every person who made sure our first day of the 2014-2015 school year was safe and successful.

  • Salvation Army opens Family Store and donation center

    There are some great bargains at the new Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center at 1452 JA Cochran Bypass, but that's not the only reason you should shop at that store. By spending your money at the new Family Store, you will be able to help the Salvation Army, as their slogan says, “Do the Most Good” in the community.
    The new Family Store is an expansion from the previous location at Cestrian Square, said store manager Brandy Shrader.
    The new store held their ribbon cutting and building dedication recently.

  • N&R wins three LCNI awards

    The News & Reporter won three award in the annual LCNI News/Editorial contest. The results were announced on Wednesday.
    Editor Travis Jenkins took first place in the category of sports column writing, competing against all semi-weekly, tri-weekly and daily newspapers in the LCNI chain.

  • Two will vie for At-Large Chester County School Board seat

    UPDATE: Not all of the incumbents for Chester County School Board seats are running unopposed, as first reported in the August 13, 2014 issue of The News & Reporter.
    Dr. Richard Hughes, of 138 York Street in Chester has filed to contend once again for the seat he once held as the At-Large member of the school board. He previously served on the Chester County School Board for four years, serving two of those years as chairman.