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Today's News

  • UPDATED: Dr. Slayman sends greetings from White House

    When President Barack Obama took to the podium on Wednesday in the east Room to address a select group of school superintendents about the ConnectED digital learning initiative, Chester County Superintendent Dr. Agnes Slayman was in the room.
    Dr. Slayman had been selected as one of the 100 superintendents from across the nation to attend the ConnectED summit, network with other superintendents and education officials who are working to bring technology to their districts and sign the Future Ready Pledge.

  • "Project Witness" will not locate in Fort Lawn area

    “Project Witness,” the still-unnamed industry that had plans to locate in Fort Lawn, will not be setting up shop in Chester County.
    At their November meeting, Fort Lawn Mayor John Rumford informed Town Council he had been advised that “Project Witness” had been dropped as a potential industry for the Fort Lawn area.
    Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Parker stated the county was told by the Project Witness legal team that they made a decision to place the project on hold at this time.

  • Tolliver wants some good news for Chester

    Marcus Tolliver got tired of reading bad news about his hometown, so he decided to make so good news on his own.
    Tolliver is organizing the "100 Citizens for Change" prayer rally next month. Recent violence, gang activity and other negative headlines are what spurred Tolliver to action.
    "I believe when we do see so much negativity, the bad guys win," Tolliver said. "There are still a lot of good people in Chester that want to make a positive difference."

  • Rec football league honoring Williams

    Odell Williams has always been a part of youth league football in Chester and now he always will be.
    This year, for the first time in many years, the City of Chester organized a recreational football league. With other recreational leagues downsizing or folding locally, new City of Chester Recreation Director Chris White wanted kids to have the same opportunities he had growing up. It took a lot of work but the league got off the ground and White said the results have been amazing.

  • Do your halls need decking?

    If you holiday halls need decking with boughs of holly or anything else, there's a shop in downtown Chester you need to visit. It's name, coincidentally, is Deck the Halls.
    The shop is located at 135 Gadsden St. and is watched over by owner Betty Anderson. She has been delivering Christmas cheer for 30 years.

  • A presidential high five

    Congratulations and High Five to Dr. Agnes Slayman on being selected to attend an important education meeting at the White House.  Thank you for your work to make Chester County School District a NATIONAL leader in education.  Exciting times for us all!

  • What's happening at the School District? Check your phone and see

    Tech-savvy students, parents and interested citizens who want up-to-the-second notifications on what's going on at the Chester County School District now have a new way to get their information; yes, there's now a smartphone app to do just that.
    The app, created for the district by Parlant Technology, Inc., is now downloadable for both Android and iPhone model phones. It was introduced by School District Public Information Officer Brooke Clinton  at the Chester County School Board meeting in November.

  • Bring your 'bots to the Robotics Showcase

    In a perfect world, we would already have driver robots that could take themselves to the Robotics Showcase. But since we don't, you'll have to provide the transportation for them. The Robotics Showcase is Saturday at the Chester County Clemson Extension office, 109 Ella St., in Chester. The Showcase begins at 9 a.m. and is sponsored by Chester County 4-H.

  • Great Falls parade postponed

    The Great Falls Christmas Parade scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 23, has been postponed until Sunday, Nov. 30, due to heavy rain in the forecast.
    The parade line-up will begin at 2 p.m. and the parade will start at 3 p.m.
    For more information or to enter the parade, call Janet Minors Hinson at 482-3700 or 519-8411.
    As of Thursday, there were 91 entries listed on the parade line-up. The Great Falls Parade is the first Christmas parade in the county.

  • UPDATED: Fifth arrest made in murder of city councilman

    The Chester County Sheriff's Department has made a fifth arrest in the murder of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams.
    On Wednesday, Terrance Williams Buchanan, 25, was charged with accessory/accessory before the fact to a felony. He was also charged with two counts of possession of marijuana and one count of criminal domestic violence, according to Chester County Detention Center records.