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Today's News

  • Federal report card shows room for improvement for CCSD

    Chester County School District received a grade of D on the 2014 Federal Report Card on school districts in the state, according to data on the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Schools Act – commonly known as No Child Left Behind) released Tuesday. This means the total report card scores of the schools in the district average out to a D, which means the district's performance has not met the state's expectations.

  • County spends $42,000 on IT upgrades for Sheriff's Department

    "What's the pain going to be?" County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey asked Monday. "How much is this going to hurt?"
    The answer is about $42,000 worth.

  • "On our watch and in our care"

    They were back at it again or should I say they are still at it, but, in actuality, they never stopped. They are the Old Zion St. Paul Halselville Cemetery Association comprised of members of the very old Old Zion AME Church and the current and very active St. Paul Halselville Baptist Church. Their continued goal and mission is the locating of, preservation and remembrance of grave sites of former church members who happen to be family and friends.

  • Council approves "Duck" and "BB2"

    They have still not offered any details on the companies involved, but Chester County Council has taken steps to approve to new economic development projects.

  • Hundreds of chills during Haunted Chester

    Chester is haunted.
    Doesn't matter who you talk to, everyone says so. But instead of this being a detriment to keep tourists away, Chester is embracing their haunted-ness this Halloween with four special events. The events – a ghost walk led by a bona-fide ghost expert and storyteller, tours of the haunted Chester County Historical Society Museum, a special paranormal tour of the museum at midnight, and a Wild Child Costume Ball, are all part of Haunted Chester 2014.

    Ghost Walk

  • UPDATE: Sheriff's Office investigates two shootings into homes; incidents not connected

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    The Sheriff's Office is also investigating another incident that took place on Saturday after midnight involving someone shooting into homes.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FINAL: Black Friday, Cycs and Devils lose big

    Great Falls fell from the ranks of the unbeaten Friday night...and fell hard.
    The Red Devils lost to McBee 60-7, to fall to 7-1 on the season and 1-1 in Region III-A play. McBee went to work early, with running back Dashonell Wright ripping off a 65-yard touchdown run on the the second play from scrimmage for a 7-0 lead. Wright capped the next drive (which covered 60 yards in nine plays) with a one-yard touchdown run. He added another 65-yard scoring gallop at the end of the quarter and the Panthers scored again early in the second for a 28-0 lead.

  • Show your style at HILLarity 2014

    The 23rd year of the Chester HILLarity Festival returns to the familiar location of “on the hill” along  Gadsden, Main, Wylie and Hudson Streets.
    Chester Downtown Development Association board member Karen Hutto said the festival started because the City of Chester and the CDDA wanted a fall festival, and the natural place to locate it in the “City on the Hill” was along that hill.
    “Chester is known for the Hill, so they wanted to name the festival for something fun, so they came up with HILLarity,” she said.

  • Mulvaney discusses ISIS, immigration at Lowrys meeting

    Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) had a ready answer as to why he met with GOP supporters at an off-the-beaten-track location like the Lowrys Community Center.
    “Why Lowrys? Because it's the site of the best parade in the whole world. The Chester County Republicans have had me down here several times, I always like coming. This is a great room to have a meeting in. You'd like to have a bigger crowd, but that's okay. This is old-fashioned grassroots politics, and if you can't do it in Lowrys, where can you do it?”

  • Two economic development projects on County Council agenda

    Chester County Council has a busy meeting planned for Monday, with a pair of economic development projects on the agenda.