Today's News

  • County approves revenue bond for FL substation
  • Ice skating coming to Christmas in Chester

    If things go as planned, attendees at this year’s “Christmas in Chester” event will be getting an icy reception...literally.

  • S.C. Prep Media Football Polls for 9-5


    1. Fort Dorchester (14)

    2. Dutch Fork

    3. Byrnes

    4. T.L. Hanna

    5. Conway

    6. Greenwood

    7. Spring Valley

    8. Sumter

    9. Boiling Springs

    10. Gaffney

    Receiving votes: Westside, Spartanburg, Summerville, Irmo, White Knoll.


    1. South Pointe (14)

    2. Hartsville

    3. North Myrtle Beach

    4. Belton-Honea Path

    5. North Augusta

    6. South Aiken

    7. Greer

  • McManus wins weekly football contest

    It came down to the tie-breaker, but when the smoke cleared Barbara McManus of Chester emerged as the winner in Week One of the News & Reporter’s football picking contest.

    Both McManus and Dwayne Reid of Great Falls finished the week with records of 19-1. On the tie-breaker, though, the total number of points scored in the Clemson-Kent State game, McManus’ guess of 63 was closer to the actual total of 59 than was Reid’s guess of 40. With that, McManus claimed first place and the $50 prize that goes with it.

  • Locals light it up on college gridiron

    Mike Hill stepped right onto the football field and started as a freshman…twice.

  • Pemberton sees positives in move to AA

    It wasn’t the result he wanted, but Lewisville Athletic Director Rusty Pemberton said there will be some positives that arise from his school moving to the AA classification next year.

  • Rockin’ messages found in hidden places

    They can be spotted on park benches, in window sills or doorways of businesses or restaurants, on church steps, at libraries or school entrances, at ball fields, in flower pots, on the steps of residences and other locations. Some are easily spotted, others take a little effort to find.

    They are not bugs or no shoulders (snakes).

    They are rocks. Painted rocks!

  • Former JROTC cadet helping with hurricane relief

    U.S. Army Specialist Jonah Cunningham is currently serving in support of Hurricane Harvey efforts in Houston, Texas. 

    “I spoke to him and he said ‘It’s crazy down here. Everyone is working so hard in the rescue operation. It’s a surreal experience,’” 1st Sgt. (Ret.) Rick Greeno Jr. said.

    Greeno is a JROTC instructor at Great Falls High School.

    Greeno said Cunningham is stationed near the center of Houston.

  • GFFD collects water for flood victims

    The Great Falls Fire Department is a drop off point for water to be sent to Texas flood victims.

    The donated water will be turned in to Chester County for delivery. Edge Trucking has agreed to ship a 53’ tractor trailer load of non-perishable goods to Texas. Water and non-perishable items are needed. Used clothing, miscellaneous household items and perishable food will not be accepted.

    Churches, civic groups and other organizations are invited to participate.

  • A chief who wears more than one hat

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice wears multiple hats.

    He serves as the town’s top law enforcement officer and nuisance abatement officer.

    In February, Rice added another hat for rotation.

    Following the resignation of Fire Chief Scott Boyd, Rice assumed the duties of acting fire chief.