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Today's News

  • Cycs win playoff opener 1-0

    When Chester clinched its first region title in 33 years last week, fireworks went off and bottles of sparkling grape juice were sprayed all over the field. Friday night when the team won only its second playoff game in 28 years, the players exchanged a few high fives and walked quietly off the field.
    "Me and Trent (Autry) as seniors can't get too excited," said Josh Alley. "We want more than this. There's more to do."

  • A sense of security

    In an interview on Wednesday, officials with Defender Services, Inc. provided some details on the level of experience and training their security officers receive. Defender Services has contracted with the Chester County School District to provide security officers in each of the county school buildings in the 2015-2016 school year.
    In an exclusive interview, The News & Reporter sat down with Justin Kohl, Regional Vice President and Vernon Seibert, Director of Security with Defender Services, Inc. to learn more about the company.

  • Chester municipal election profiles

    Questions

    Please list any background information you would like to include in your candidate profile. This can include your occupation, family information, education, church affiliations, civic and community groups of which you are a member etc.

    Why are you running for office and what are your qualifications to serve as an elected official?

    In your opinion, what is the number one problem facing the City of Chester and what would you do as an elected official to address it?

  • City election coming up on Tuesday

    Four city council seats and the office of mayor will be on the ballot Tuesday in the City of Chester's municipal election.
    Wanda Stringfellow, who has served three non-consecutive terms as the city's mayor and three terms on council prior to that faces some familiar opposition in George W. Caldwell. Caldwell is a local businessman who is midway through his third term on the council. Should he unseat Stringfellow, a special election would be held to fill his seat.

  • UPDATE V: Council suspends clerk
  • More than 300 attend job fair at YMCA

    Over 300 jobseekers met with some 30 employers in a job fair at the Chester County branch of the YMCA recently. The Chester County job fair was co-hosted by Chester County Adult Ed, the City of Chester, the City of Lancaster and the S.C. Department of Social Services.
    Vendors present to take applications and interview prospective employees or discuss services they offered included SC Works, New Hope Senior Care, York Tech, Boral, Waffle House, LCI-Lineberger Construction, Inc, SC Legal Aid Services, Phillip Staffing and the SC Dept of Corrections.

  • Groups begin walkability surveys

    A group of community leaders including members of Chester's Organic Helpers walked the dimensions of Ward III on Monday as part of a walkability survey.
    The people assembled, including incumbent City Councilwoman Annie Reid and challenger Tony Johnson, split into two distinct working groups and walked in different parts of the Ward III area.
    Walkers in the group were handed three assessment tools – three different forms that asked the people walking to assess and rate the qualities of the streets they would be walking along.

  • Savor the smoke

    The seventh Annual Hog on the Hill festival takes place this Saturday, and the City of Chester through their Parks and Rec Department hopes to take advantage of the crowds as they include events under the title “A Taste of Chester.”
    In addition to the much-anticipated Hog on the Hill BBQ cook-off,  the City of Chester and the Chester Downtown Development Association (CDDA) will present several events at the back lot in downtown Chester, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Giti Tire information meeting set for May 6

     

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    Representatives from Giti Tire and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will be on hand next Wednesday to provide information about the company and answer any air quality and environmental concerns.

    Giti Tire officials sent the following release this week:

     

    'An open invitation to the citizens of Richburg and Chester County:

  • Fedrick writes the book on nutrition

    When it comes to talking about nutrition in your daily life, Dee Fedrick wrote the book – literally.
    Fedrick is the executive director of the Chester County Literacy Council. She is also the author of “The Complete Guide to Developing Nutritional Skills”.
    Fedrick has always been concerned not just with literacy but with health and nutrition as well. She started a program called “Eat for Life” that taught health literacy as a “foundational piece” for health and literacy in the community.