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Today's News

  • Man loses life in logging truck accident

    A Fairfield County man lost his life Thursday morning, Sept. 7, in a two-vehicle crash near Great Falls.

    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the driver of a 1998 Ford Mustang was traveling east on S.C. Highway 200 when he attempted to turn left (north) onto U.S. Highway 21 and was struck by a southbound logging truck.

    The driver of the Mustang was not wearing a seatbelt, was entrapped and was fatally injured in the accident, Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol said. The driver of the car was pronounced deceased at the scene.

  • You may not want a room for the night

    The windows and doors are boarded up and yard debris is scattered in front of guest rooms at the abandoned motel.

    The outside appearance of the single story stretch motel provides a perfect backdrop for an evening of fright and screams.

    A visit to the old Hilltop Motel may not be for the weak at heart. From the time you enter the property, you may sense an unnerving feeling.

    Could it be the old motel that once attracted travelers on U.S. Highway 21 is haunted? That’s something you’ll have to decide for yourself.

  • You may not want a room for the night

    The windows and doors are boarded up and yard debris is scattered in front of guest rooms at the abandoned motel.

    The outside appearance of the single story stretch motel provides a perfect backdrop for an evening of fright and screams.

    A visit to the old Hilltop Motel may not be for the weak at heart. From the time you enter the property, you may sense an unnerving feeling.

    Could it be the old motel that once attracted travelers on U.S. Highway 21 is haunted? That’s something you’ll have to decide for yourself.

  • Chester County School District on 2-hour delay Tuesday

    Chester County School District is on a two-hour delay Tuesday due to the inclement weather. According to a release from the Chester County School District: 'After careful evaluation of the current weather forecast of Hurricane Irma, Chester County School District will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday, September 12, 2017 for all students and staff. A two-hour delay allows our bus drivers more daylight to operate their buses safely. A two-hour delay would mean you need to add two hours to your child’s normal bus stop time.

  • UPDATED: Irma knocks out power, downs trees in Chester

    The effects of Hurricane, later Tropical Storm Irma were felt in Chester County beginning on Monday and were still being felt in some areas on Tuesday. According to Duke Energy as of Tuesday afternoon, there were 2,100 outages across the county.

    Duke Energy – South Carolina Vice President for Community Relations Rick Jiran said in an email that there was no outage ‘pattern’ in Chester County. Jiran said there were scattered events throughout the county from Chester proper to Great Falls up to Fort Lawn, adding up to the 2,100 reported outages.

  • Lions fly past Wolverines for blowout win

    In the stands Friday, Lewisville students were wearing capes and masks for "Superhero Night." Quentin Sanders didn't dress up like a superhero, but he did play like one.

    Sanders piled up 238 total yards and five touchdowns as the Lions picked up a big win over a scrappy Whitmire team 62-6.

  • Chester police investigate Walmart fire

    Investigators with the Chester Police Department are currently investigating a fire that took place on Saturday behind the Chester Walmart.

    According to a press release from the Chester Police Department, officers were dispatched to Walmart along with the City of Chester Fire Department. Officers located a huge fire at the rear of the store.

    The fire department responded with a pumper and tanker truck to fight the blaze.

  • Chester schools closed Monday

    The Chester County School District posted the following on Sunday: After careful evaluation of the current weather forecast of Hurricane Irma, Chester County School District will be closed Monday September 11, 2017 for all students and staff. With the forecasted 25 – 30 mph sustained winds we are concerned about the safety and welfare of our students and staff.
    All practices and activities are cancelled.

  • Richburg reschedules meeting

    The Town of Richburg has changed the date of their meeting due to pissible inclement weather.
    According to a release from the town, 'Due to the anticipated impact of Hurricane Irma, the regularly scheduled Richburg Town Council meeting on Monday, September 11th has been cancelled and rescheduled for Monday, September 18th, at 5:30 pm at the Richburg Town Hall, 201 North Main Street, Richburg, SC 29729.'

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FINAL: Lions and Cycs win big, Devils lose close

    Members of the Lewisville student section all dressed up like their favorite superheroes on Friday night. Quentin Sanders wasn’t wearing a cape, but he still fit the role nicely.