Today's News

  • Busy day for fire service

    The City of Chester Fire Department and some of the nearby county fire departments were kept busy on Friday responding to a fire call, a second fire call that turned out to be an incorrect report, a vehicle accident and a medical call – all while firefighters were still clearing the scene of the first fire call.

  • "Stuff and stories"
  • Council updated on animal shelter again

    “It’s terrifying to walk into.”

  • Capacity still available in COG's blight program

    A program that allows people in the area to sell their blighted property to the Catawba Regional Council of Governments is close to reaching its deadline.

  • "Miss Sugar" dies at 108

    Gertrude “Miss Sugar” Wylie passed away on Dec. 7, 2016. She was 108-years-old.

    For years, “Miss Sugar” was a fixture in the pages of this newspaper every April as she celebrated many birthdays.

    When she was interviewed a couple of years ago when she turned 106-years-young, “Miss Sugar” confided that the secret to her longevity was “having Coca-Cola and ice cream whenever you want it.”

  • Newest Guardian ad Litem sworn in

    The newest Guardian ad litem raised her hand and was sworn in before Judge Coreen Khoury, a Family Court Judge of the 6th Circuit, in Chester County Family Court this Wednesday.

    Karen Nichols, who works in Chester, is the newest volunteer to join the ranks of the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program for Chester and Fairfield Counties.

  • CompuCom bringing 1,500 jobs to the region

    More growth is coming to the region as a huge economic development project was announced for Lancaster County Thursday.

    CompuCom, Systems, Inc., a leading technology infrastructure services company, is locating its new global headquarters operations in Lancaster County. The new development is projected to bring $41 million in new capital investment and lead to the creation of 1,500 new jobs over the next five to seven years, making this the largest single job announcement in Lancaster County history.


  • Purity Christmas concert will benefit Food Pantry

    Purity Presbyterian Church is hosting a free Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m., featuring The Sandlapper Singers. The program will feature traditional Christmas anthems and popular holiday songs, as well as a carol sing-along, allowing the entire audience to join in on the performance.

    Offerings of non-perishable food items and cash donations will be accepted at the door beginning 30 minutes before the concert. All contributions will benefit the Chester Ministerial Association Food Pantry.

  • Daredevil on the hill

    Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart shows off his fearless side as he takes a turn sledding down the snow hill at the Christmas in Chester event on Saturday. Stuart was joined in this madness by Chester City Councilmembers Angela Douglas and Carlos Williams.

  • AG opinion on C fund usage unclear

    According to an opinion from the state attorney general’s office, Chester County might be able to use C fund money to repave fire department parking lots or it might not.