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Today's News

  • First day of school in Chester County: No snags, no glitches

    Very smooth. No issues. Awesome.
    If you ask almost anyone in the Chester County School District how the first day of school went, that's the sort of answer you'll get. Administrators and teachers said the students seemed eager to get back to school and both teachers and students were ready to continue to implement the new technologies into the learning landscape. Classrooms were filled with the quiet hum of tablets and desktop computers and lit by the glow of smart boards.

  • Lewis Fire looking at special tax district

    The Lewis Fire Department is working toward creating a special tax district to pay for ongoing expenses and perhaps a new fire house.

  • Sales tax projects list

    Chester County voters will got to the polls on November 4 to vote on a referendum to approve or reject the continuation of the one cent sales tax in the county. The continuation of the one penny tax that was laid on to pay for renovations at the Chester County Detention Center will fund a slate of projects across the county. The final list of one cent projects was approved by Chester County Council on August 11 and the referendum question was added to the ballot in Chester County for the November General election.

  • Police investigating another shooting

    The City of Chester Police are investigating another in a recent string of shootings.
    On Saturday at approximately 10 p.m.,  officers were dispatched to the area of 151 Saluda Street in reference to several shots having been fired. According to a release from the the department, a black female was struck by one of the shots in her foot.  She was escorted to Chester Regional Medical Center for treatment and was later released.  No one else was injured at the residence. The incident remains under investigation.

  • L&C VP tells the untold story of the I-77 Megasite

    The Carolinas I-77 Megasite, located along Lancaster Highway almost opposite the Gateway Conference Center, has been in the news a lot lately. The site is ripe for industrial development and will will be the home of the Giti Tire facility, and is ready for other industrial development in the future.
    To hear Steve Gedney tell it, that Megasite has been ready for a while.

  • Devils and Lions win, Cycs fall in jamboree

    The home teams took a 32-26 victory over the visitors in Friday's Chester County Football Jamboree.
    In the opener, Great Falls got some explosive plays from Shyheim Kelly on the way to a 13-7 win over Alleghany High. Kelly snagged a 50-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Chris Culp and scored on a 76-yard run. He also hauled in a 34-yard reception late in the game.

  • Clemson? USC? Everyone's playing on the CCSD team

    There were footballs flying in the air and cheerleaders and people in referee jerseys and the usual Clemson/USC rivalries, but this wasn't a football game, it was Convocation 2014, the annual gathering of the Chester County School District faculty and staff.

  • "Project Witness" briefly stalled

    Third reading and a public hearing on "Project: Witness" has been pulled off the agenda for Monday's Chester County Council meeting, but County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey said the project is not in danger.
    "Their lawyers asked us to do that," Roddey said. "They are still working on dotting their 'Is' and crossing their 'Ts.' Everything is fine."

  • No in-county passport services after all

    Chester County residents wanting to travel abroad will still have to travel to get a passport after all.

  • City officials TIREd of illegal dumping

    The City of Chester is looking to crack down on people dumping old tires in places they aren't supposed to be.
    At Monday night's Chester City Council meeting, Councilman Odell Williams said he has noticed tires being piled up on the side of the road or in available unoccupied spots.
    "I saw a lot of the tires on College Street and in other locations as well," Williams said.