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Today's News

  • "I'm definitely not playing"

    A discussion of buying a new knuckle boom truck and a baler turned into a full-on demonstration of the city’s financial state on Monday.

    Councilman Carlos Williams, who sits on the public works committee, discussed the need for the two new pieces of equipment and said time was of the essence.

    “Effective September 30, we have to start doing quarterly recycling reports, so we need to move forward on this,” he said.

  • Collections being accepted for Harvey victims

    The City of Chester Police Department is accepting donations of items for the flood victims in Chester. People wishing to donate can drop their items off at the City of Chester Police Department office, 100 West End St. in Chester from now though Sept. 7.

    Items being collected are:

    • Paper towels
    • Water
    • Toiletries
    • Pet food
    • Toilet paper
    • Disposable diapers
    • Baby formula
    • Blankets
  • City police make drug arrest

    City of Chester Police officers on Wednesday arrested Ankee Draequon Pendergrass, 22, and charged him with failure to stop on police command, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana in proximity of a school or public park, according to a press release form the Chester Police Department.

  • Lake at Chester State Park to be lowered beginning Sept. 1

    Chester State Park Manager David Baker announced recently that the level of the lake at Chester State Park will be lowered beginning Sept. 1. The lake level is being drawn down to allow repair of the dam and spillway and some other repairs, upgrades and needed maintenance to the lake during this time.

    Canoes and Kayaks will still be able to be launched in the lake, but the boat ramp will be closed.

  • WEDNESDAY NIGHT FINAL: Chester wins big, Lions and Devils fall

    Aside from losing a shutout on the final play of the game against Keenan, it was a great night for the Chester Cyclones.

    Chester scored early and often in building up a 35-0 lead. John Erby ran for a touchdown and threw two to Qua Hardin (from 40 and 11 yards out). Pha’Leak Brown scored a pair of touchdowns in the first half on the ground.

    The Cyclones subbed heavily with the clock running in the second half. Stan Mills had a pair of rushing touchdowns to make it 50-0 before Keenan managed to punch one in to conclude the action.

  • Bicyclist killed in York Street collision

    A bicyclist has lost his life after he was struck and killed by a pickup truck on Sunday on York Road, one-half mile north of Chester.

    The man was identified by the Chester County Coroner’s Office as William McCree, 63, of Chester.

  • Literacy coordinator briefs school board on summer reading efforts

    Chester County School District Literacy Coordinator Dr. Alisha Green reported to the Chester County School Board at their August meeting the summer reading camp put on by the CCSD saw a whopping 71-percent of the students who attended this summer increase their reading level by at least one grade.

    In addition to that, the first year of the Read, Feed, Succeed project, which combined reading with the City of Chester’s summer feeding program at different feeding sites, was also a success, Dr. Green reported.

  • Chester Park COLT named Microsoft Showcase School for 2017'-18 year

    The Chester Park Center of Literacy Through Technology (COLT) has been named a Microsoft Showcase School for 2017-2018, becoming the only school in South Carolina to receive this honor this year.

    COLT joins more than 500 schools across the globe in becoming a Showcase School. This is not the first time COLT has received this recognition. They were named a Showcase School for the past two years as well.

  • Second-ranked Lions down Wildcats

    Even if there was instant replay in high school football, the Lewisville Lions still would have come out of Blacksburg with a win on Friday.

    A late, fourth down throw to the end zone by Blacksburg that would have won them the game in the closing seconds was ruled incomplete as Lewisville hung on for an 18-16 victory.

  • Late rally comes up short for Red Devils

    To really get their offense revved up, the Whitmire Wolverines had to slow it down a little.

    After a scoreless first quarter against the visiting Great Falls Red Devils, Whitmire scored three times in the second quarter and hung on late to notch a 26-16 win.

    The first five drives of the game ended either in punts or turnovers. Early on, the Wolverines (who run a ground based double wing offense) went with a no-huddle hurry up. They changed tact early in the second, though, slowing the tempo considerably and that's when things really started clicking.