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Today's News

  • Latta rallies past Lewisville for state title

    Whenever the Latta Vikings have faced elimination this post-season, they've come out swinging.
    Trailing the Lewisville Lions late in the third and deciding game of the Class A state championship series, the team improbably strung together four extra-base hits in a five-batter span in the sixth inning against the stout Lewisville pitching staff. They took the lead and kept it as the team, state runners-up the past two seasons, took home the big trophy with a 6-4 win Friday night.

  • EMTs and paramedics "More than just ambulance drivers"

    Chester County EMS workers sat down to a BBQ lunch Thursday as they were honored this week during EMS Week. Chester County EMS Director Britt Lineberger says his EMTs and paramedics deserve honors for what they do every day.
    “EMS workers are more than just 'ambulance drivers,” Lineberger said. “Most people don't realize there is actually a lot of training and certification that goes along with this job,we didn't just wake up one day and say 'I think I'll go out here and ride around in an ambulance for very little money'.

  • Keener gets 25 years in Hall killing

    Keith Keener has plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter for a second time.

  • Fort Lawn budget reflects decreased revenues

    Fort Lawn held the first reading at their May meeting on a $391,000 Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget that reflects the decrease in revenues coming into the town's coffers. This budget is lower than the previous year's approximately $421,000. According to Town of Fort Lawn budget documents, this current fiscal year, the town exceeded their estimated budget by $15,137.

  • School district budget calls for additional three mills

    The $41.3 million budget passed on first reading Monday night by the Chester County School Board calls for a three mill increase, but there will be no tax increase on residential properties, according to the school district’s director of finance. The increase raises the total millage for the school district from 192 mills to 195 mills.

  • Fort Lawn meeting identifies strengths, weaknesses

    The Fort Lawn area has lots of community activities that might convince new businesses and industries to locate near there, but the challenge of restrictions on growth make it difficult for the area to expand.
    These were some of the strengths and weaknesses in the area identified by Fort Lawn community leaders and citizens at an strategic planning meeting for economic development held recently at the Fort Lawn Community Center.

  • County selling old EMS building

    With EMS having a new facility to call its own, Chester County is looking to sell the old one.
    EMS recently relocated to a just-built building behind the government complex, which also houses the coroner's office. That has left the old building on Columbia Street vacant. At one point, the county thought it had worked out a deal to rent the building to a doctor.
    "That fell through, unfortunately," said County Supervisor Shane Stuart.

  • Over 80 survivors attend "an evening of elegance" at survivor's dinner

    Over 80 cancer survivors and caregivers were celebrated at the Chester County Cancer Survivor Celebration Dinner, held April 2,5 as a part of the Relay for Life events in the county.
    “It was a wonderful event,” said Survivor Dinner chair Swonda Dixon. “The ambiance was incredible, and it was, as planned, an Evening of Elegance. A lot of the survivors said they felt like they were going to the prom. For many of the survivors and their caregivers, it was an evening out with their spouses,” she said.

  • A team of one

    Despite what the old song says, sometimes one isn't the loneliest number; sometimes it's the most powerful number. Lewisville High School alumni Jeffrey Davenport proved that Friday night.
    He was a team of one at Friday's Chester County Relay for Life, a lone figure raising money for cancer research, selling $2 raffle tickets on a Wal-Mart gift card. The cause is a very personal one for Davenport.
    He said he decided to participate in this year's Relay because he had friends and family members who had cancer.

  • County Memorial Day observance set

    The annual Chester County Memorial Day ceremony will be held Monday, May 25, in the front foyer of the Chester County War Memorial building, 154 Main St.
    The ceremony will begin promptly at 11 a.m. and last approximately one hour. It is open to the public. The Chester High School JROTC will present the colors for the ceremony. Local veterans will unveil the memorial monuments and place wreaths before them. Brief remarks will be made by state and local officials. Keynote speaker will be Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart.