Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Megan Gaston picked as new city attorney

    After being without one for almost four months, the City of Chester has a new attorney.
    In June, longtime City Attorney April Porter resigned her post. She had been on the job for almost 11 years and worked with six different city administrators. She was named a magistrate in June and said she could not hold both positions, since that posed a conflict of interests.

  • City begins coat drive as part of "Chester Cares"

    As part of the overall “Chester Cares” initiative, the City of Chester began a coat drive on October 1st.
    This is the 2nd Annual Chester Cares Coat Drive, and though the focus is on coats, all sorts of outerwear, such as hats, gloves and socks are also being accepted and for all ages and sizes, said Kim Graham, activity director for the City of Chester Rec Department.
    Some of those items will be distributed to seniors through the Chester County Sheriff's Office H.O.S.S. (Helping Our Senior Society) program.

  • Sheriff's Office trains in Active Shooter response

    In light of the continued reports of school shootings, some of which are hitting closer to home, the Chester County Sheriff's Office has been engaged in Active Shooter Training in a school setting since Sheriff Alex Underwood took office in 2013.
    According to a statement from the CCSO, Sheriff Underwood knows all too well the importance of maintaining the readiness of his deputies at the highest level.

  • The candyman can throw candy...and always could

    Participants in this year's City of Chester Christmas Parade might need to loosen up their throwing arms before the festivities begin.
    Candy throwing from cars and floats will be permitted at this year's event. Flying confections have been an on-again, off-again prospect in recent years. In 2010, Chester City Council voted to roll back the candy-throwing ban ordinance for one year. It appears now, however, there was never actually an ordinance banning candy-throwing in the first place.

  • UPDATED: Fort Lawn Police, CCSO, SLED investigate deadly home-invasion

    Police were dispatched to the residence at 5718 Shirley Road in the Fort Lawn area early Tuesday morning at about 12:39 a.m. in connection with a possible home invasion that turned deadly.
    According to Fort Lawn Police Chief David Hayes, the Fort Lawn Police Department is investigating, along with the Chester County Sheriff's Office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).