Today's News

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FINAL: Devils win big, Lions fall

    The Great Falls Red Devils stayed unbeaten Friday night with a 35-6 victory over Wagener-Salley that wasn't as close as the score makes it appear.

    The Red Devils scored the first time they got the ball, moving 76 yards in six plays. Zykerrions White had a 42-yard run and caught an 18-yard pass on the march. Hakeem Simpson capped it with a 20-yard touchdonw run. John Hall added the extra point for a 7-0 lead.

  • Kentucky Mission group focuses on "mission" not "Kentucky"

    Their name is Kentucky Mission, but they do God's work anywhere they find it's needed. This past weekend, the York-based Kentucky Mission group was in front of Tractor Supply in Chester, offering hot dogs, baked goods and cold drinks for donations. The money raised will be used to support their projects in Kentucky, Tennessee and here in South Carolina, said pastor and Kentucky Mission founder Brent Warr.
    “Our only means of getting any funds are getting out and doing fundraisers, as you see here,” said Warr.

  • City Council weighing tax increase ideas

    The City of Chester may need to amend its budget and will have to increase tax revenue if it does.

  • Cell phone scammers at it again

    A Chester cell phone customer recently alerted The N&R to a call on her cell phone that may be a new scam making the rounds.
    The customer said she recently received a phone call from an unknown number with an 876 area code informing her because she paid her cell phone bill on time, she had won an undisclosed amount of money in the thousands of dollars.
    Suspecting this may have not been legitimate, the customer protested that she had not signed up for any promotion or contest, and told the person on the other end of the line she was not interested.

  • Illegal dumpers plague city

    The City of Chester is continuing to have problems with illegal dumping.
    In August, Councilman Odell Williams said he had noticed tires being piled up on the side of the road or in available unoccupied spots. The city does not take tires as part of its regular garbage collection. Raymond Douglas, the city's public works director said it is simply too expensive to dispose of them, with a cost of $100 a ton
On Monday, Williams said he had noticed more items left on the roadside.

  • What the penny will pay for: lift of life
  • Two polling locations moving

    In an effort to put voters closer to their polling places, The Chester County Election and Registration Board recently approved some changes for the upcoming November elections.
    According to Elections and Registration Director Terry Graham, voters in the Edgemoor precinct, who have previously voted at the Edgemoor Community Center, will now cast their ballots at the Edgemoor/Lando Fire Department. Voters in the Landsford precinct will now be voting at the Edgemoor Community Center. Those residents previously voted at the Fort Lawn polling place.

  • State Park adding new pier and boardwalk

    Chester State Park will begin construction of a new pier and boardwalk this fall that will provide a platform for fishing as well as public access to about 170 acres of unused park property on the other side of the lake.  The boardwalk is expected to be under construction through the winter and open in early 2015.
    It is being funded with $50,000 from the Water Recreational Resources Fund managed by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and a matching grant from the Lutz Foundation of Chester.

  • City Rec Department plans many events

    The City of Chester Rec Department facility across from Wylie Park is relatively quiet most days, but Activity Coordinator Kim Graham says that's about to change.
    Graham, Rec Director Chris White, Rec employee Shelley Watson and Chester City Administrator Sandi Worthy have put their heads together and come up with some activities and events for both the younger crowd and the not-so-younger crowd, hitting both ends of the age spectrum.

  • B-17 "Flying Fortress" lands at Columbia airport

    More than 70 years ago, the skies over Europe were full of B-17 “Flying Fortress” bombers. Now, the public has a rare chance to see and ride in one, courtesy of the The Liberty Foundation.
    The press was invited to fly in the B-17 this past Monday.
    The aircraft is the Memphis Belle, a recreation of the actual B-17 bomber made famous in the movie of the same name. This aircraft was in fact used in the 1990 movie.