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Today's News

  • Everything you know about school lunch (plus some stuff you didn't)

    Students in Chester County schools who can’t pay for their school lunch are singled out, sent to the back of the lunch line and fed a piece of bread and a slice of cheese, or just a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
    If you filled out the forms and your child got free/reduced lunch last year, why should you have to fill out the forms again this year?

  • Alleged burglar, horse-shooter, denied bond

    A former Chester High student-athlete was denied bond Thursday for his alleged involvement in a string of home-invasion burglaries and the shooting of a horse.
    Jon-Michael Sanders, 16, is charged with three counts of burglary, one count of attempted murder, two counts of armed robbery and possession of weapon during the commission of a crime. At the outset of the hearing, Judge Brian Gibbons called lawyers from both sides to his bench, then explained the reason for that brief session.
    "I know this young man. I know his family," Gibbons said.

  • Bond set in attempted murder case

    Circuit Judge Brian Gibbon has set bond at $50,000 for Christopher Mayfield Jr., the teen accused of attempted murder in a July 8 incident where one man was shot in the leg at a Spring Street residence in Chester.

  • Sunfiber means success

    The name ‘Sunfiber’ may not be familiar to everyone, but around Chester County, it’s another word for “success.” The plant located outside of Richburg continues to expand their building spaces and continues to expand their number of employees.
    Sun Fiber produces PET (a plastic material in the polyester family) stable fiber. The fiber is used in clothing, furniture and hypoallergenic stuffing for pillows. Sun Fiber makes this material from plastic bottles, drink bottles or water bottles.

  • Virtual Dementia Tour comes to Hospice Care

    Caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s and the public at large who want to understand the disease have a chance to (literally) walk the same path as those who suffer from Alzheimer’s this Tuesday as Hospice Care of S.C. in Chester hosts the Virtual Dementia Tour.

  • Unemployment rate, number of employed down in June

    The unemployment rate was down but so was the number of employed persons in Chester County last month.

  • A-Tax Committee unveils recommendations

    There won't be enough funds to cover every request, but there is more money available than last year.
    Cheryl Addison, director of Chester County's Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee, presented the group's recommendations for fiscal year 2015-'16 to Chester County Council last week. Addison said a number of factors go into deciding who is allotted money.
    "We look at qualitative factors," she said. "Are they in the tourism business? Is it a museum as opposed to one-time big-bang events?"

  • Iran, development and "the Donald"

    Everyone says they came to the Chester County Chamber of Commerce member lunch to hear U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney’s take on the local economic situation, but what they really meant is they came to hear the 5th District Congressman dish on “the Donald” as he talked about Trump’s chances in the Presidential race.

  • "Outcast" asks to shoot at Evergreen Cemetery

    Chester is going to be in the spotlight thanks to the forthcoming Cinemax series "Outcast." The Evergreen Cemetery might be too.

  • County to consider city issues at special called meeting

    Chester County Council has a special called meeting early Monday to deal with a pair of issues related to the City of Chester.