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Today's News

  • Rainey sentenced to 24 months

    Christopher Rainer will spend the next two years in prison after agreeing to a plea deal in relation to multiple charges, including having set a shed fire that killed four kittens.

  • Lowrys Council filing deadline extended

    The deadline for filing as a candidate for the Lowrys Town Council has been extended by one week.

    Due to the demise of Councilmember Gene Johnson, a total of four council seats and the office of mayor existed to be filled. According to Chester County Registrations and Elections Deputy Director Karen Roach, there were not enough candidates filing for the open council seats for an election.

    Filing opened on Aug. 25 and was originally supposed to close on Sept. 5.

    The deadline has been extended to Sept. 12 at noon.

  • Barron and Dantzler-Baker say "thank you" to public servants

    A plate of barbecue and some coleslaw isn’t much in the overall scheme of things, but when it is served with a friendly smile and heartfelt “Thank You,” it can mean a lot to public servants like emergency workers and law enforcement who put their lives on the line every day.

  • Annual 9/11 rememberance planned in Fort Lawn

    Fort Lawn resident Richard Hulse has a simple reason why he oversees a remembrance of Sept. 11 every year: he doesn't want people to forget.

    He has a very personal reason for remembering: Hulse, once chief of the Greenport, Long Island Fire Department in New York, lost 343 brother firefighters on that fateful day of Sept. 11, 2001. Three of the FDNY firefighters who lost their lives were people Hulse had known when he was chief of his fire department.

  • SCDE tells school districts to park activity buses for now

    School field trips across the state are going to be a little more difficult in the near future as school districts across the state have been informed by the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) they won’t supply any fuel for activity buses.

  • Chester prepares for arrival of Irma

    Chester County agencies and utilities that serve Chester County residents are preparing for the effects of Hurricane Irma, which could hit the upstate area of South Carolina early next week.

  • What it's like in the hot seat

    Chester Middle School students learned some STEAM-powered interview skills recently from the professionals who use those skills every day.

    As part of their STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) initiative, Chester Middle School students read the book “Dar and the Spear Thrower,” explained CMS STEAM Coach Thomasina Curenton.

  • County sale of "road to nowhere" passes second reading

    Chester County isn’t making much money off of it, but they’ll never have to spend money on it either.

    On Tuesday, Chester County Council passed second reading on the sale of a road. Not much is actually known about the road (number 080-06-02-028-000 on the tax map), other than it is just under a mile long, is located off of Purity Road and isn’t actually used by the public. It actually isn’t inaccessible to any traffic as it is blocked off and has been for a long time.

  • Roberts denied bond in Jackson murder

    The man charged with the first homicide of 2017 in Chester County was denied bond on Tuesday.

    The incident took place in the early morning hours of Friday, April 14. Chester County Sheriff’s Deputies found 33-year-old Michael Jackson Jr. dead at the home located at 526 Ballpark Drive at approximately 12:30 a.m. Jackson reportedly sustained multiple stab wounds. Michael Scott Roberts was arrested shortly thereafter on homicide charges.

  • Lowrys Councilman Gene Johnson remembered as man with "a heart for people"

    Long-time Lowrys Town Councilmember Marion Eugene “Gene” Johnson, 70, of Lowrys passed away on Sept. 3. He is remembered by family and friends as a true public servant, and a man with “a heart for people.”

    Johnson served on the Lowrys Town Council for three terms, a total of six years on council. Just before his passing, he served the last of his sixth year.