Today's News

  • Buzzer-beater ends Lewisville's season

    Lewisville's nine-game winning streak and the team's hopes of making a second-straight appearance in the 1A state championship game ended at the buzzer Friday in a 60-58 loss to Ridge Spring-Monetta. The Lions end the season at 17-9. For highlights, go to https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wSnk8h549eo&feature=youtu.be

  • Rotary gets the goods on counterfeit goods

    It’s just fake clothing.

    It’s not hurting anyone.

    Selling counterfeit goods is a victimless crime.

    What’s the big deal?

    What’s the big deal with counterfeit goods? Plenty says Doug Renew, an investigator with the S.C. Secretary of State’s office. Renew and his assistant Jessica Brown were the program presenters for the recent meeting of the Chester Rotary Club. The topic was the crime of selling counterfeit goods in the state.

  • Legislature takes up conservation easment issue


  • Electric co-op gets win in FOIA case with local farm

    For the time being, Central Electric Power Cooperative has gotten relief from a previous court ruling mandating it comply with Freedom of Information Act requests from a local farm.

    Late last year, Central Electric filed multiple legal actions against the owners and operators of Cotton Hills Farm in Lowrys (the Wilson family) and the Katawba Valley Land Trust seeking to have some farm land condemned for the purpose of constructing power lines.

  • City waives fees for Harvest Call

    It won't make up the tremendous budget shortfall of their visit to Chester, but Harvest Call Ministries is getting a bit of a financial break from the City of Chester.

    For the second straight year, Harvest Call is visiting Chester County. Last year, the organization (which bills itself as the “outreach arm of the Apostolic Christian Church of America”) and its volunteers rebuilt a dilapidated home and performed some home repairs for the elderly and veterans.

  • Lutz Foundation grant continues to help therapeutic riding center

    A grant from the Lutz Foundation of Chester continues to help the RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center in Clover to provide services for a wide variety of clients, who otherwise might not be able to attend the center and benefit from the riding lessons and encounters with horses. Here are some of their stories.

  • Straight down the barrel

    Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood pulled no punches talking about the plight of Chester County’s first African American sheriff and the things he’s encountered in his career. Underwood was the featured speaker and main honoree of the Third Annual African American Cultural Breakfast.

    The theme of this year’s breakfast was honoring the, as emcee Bea Thompson put it, “trailblazers” who were the first black law enforcement officers. Sheriff Underwood fits that category also.

  • CHS student's art in top 10 in Atlantic Institute Columbia contest

    Artwork created by Chester Senior High School student Bethany Lathrop is one of the top 10 pieces by high school students selected in the Atlantic Institute Columbia Art and Essay Awards.

    The winners of the awards will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Booker T. Washington Auditorium on the University of South Carolina campus on March 15 at 2 p.m. The grand prize winner in the awards ceremony will win a trip to Peru.

  • Richburg Fire Department kept busy first part of the week

    The Richburg Fire Department handled a series of calls at the start of the week that included vehicle fires, an industrial accident, a fire at a different industry and two motor vehicle accidents, a total of 14 calls since last Wednesday.

    According to the Richburg Fire Department’s Facebook posts, on Sunday at 4 a.m., they answered the call for a single-car motor vehicle accident where the vehicle rolled over.

    During the day on Monday, the department was called out for an industrial accident with traumatic injury at the Giti Tire plant.

  • Families of victims address court, Harrison

    Brad Stephenson said in court Friday that life is all about choices. Theodore Harrison chose to murder his brother, Brian "Scotty" Stephenson, and his friend Renee Crowl Rollings, on a Chester County roadside 30 years ago, he said.

    "Now you have a choice to make," he told Judge Mark Hayes.