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Today's News

  • Engineer and landowner say quarry won't cause a quandry

    A rock quarry that will process the granite and other minerals they mine on site is proposed for a location off of Fishing Creek Church Road. The news of the building of the quarry has caused some comment among members in the community who are concerned about noise and traffic from the rock quarry and related activities and what proposed blasting to create the quarry would do to nearby historic structures.

    Project engineer Jerry Meade and landowner John Black sat down with The N&R recently to address those concerns about the proposed Fishing Creek Rock Quarry.

  • School district corrects potential FOIA missteps

    The Chester County School Board had some items on its agenda posted for Monday’s meeting that were questionable under the rules of the S.C. Freedom of Information Act, but once the items were brought to their attention, school board chair Denise Lawson and the school board acted quickly to fix them.

    The original posed agenda listed four items to be discussed behind closed doors in executive session:

  • A new kind of letter of intent

    The auditorium was packed. The students prepared to sign their names on the certificates of intent. Representatives of the places they are going prepared to add their own names on the dotted line.

    This is a familiar scene when it comes to student athletes on Signing Day, but when it comes to student business and industry interns/ apprentices, not so much. That all changed on Friday.

  • Friends, colleagues remember Theodore Feaster, ‘eternal optimist’

    The late Theodore Feaster Jr., 64, was remembered by friends and colleagues as an “eternal optimist,” a friend and a man dedicated to his community.

    Feaster was the manager and the Number 1 advocate of the Chester Farmers & Artisans Market. He passed away on April 10.

  • Schools repeat as Giti Math and Science Award winners

    The schools of Chester Park COLT and Great Falls Middle and High Schools liked the look of the Giti Math and Science Award trophies in their schools’ display cases so much, they decided to hang on to them for another year.

    The three schools were the winners of the inaugural award last year and they won again in this year’s competition; COLT in the Elementary School Division, Great Falls Middle in the Middle School Division and Great Falls High School “blew everyone away” in the High School Division.

  • Catawba Nuclear exercise at GFHS on Wednesday

    Chester County Emergency Management will be conducting a Radiological Exercise on Wednesday, April 18th at 6 p.m. at Great Falls High School.

  • A tactical way of thinking

    Active shooter.

    It’s a phrase that sends cold chills down the spine of school principals, emergency personnel and law enforcement officers alike, but it’s a phrase that has worked its way into the national lexicon. It’s also an event that schools and law enforcement officials now have to train for.

  • Jackson accepts city administrator post

    Twenty-four days after the job was officially offered, Stephanie Guy Jackson accepted the position of Chester City Administrator.

  • "We've failed time and time again"

    Councilwoman Angela Douglas said she is often asked why Chester City Council moves so slowly.

    “Government is slow and deliberate…but we are incredibly slow and deliberate,” she conceded.

    Douglas told her fellow members of council Monday that citizens aren’t the only ones fed up with the snail’s pace of city government.

    “It’s bothersome to me,” she said. “I want to see my city doing well.”

  • Moore hangs up the mike at WGCD

    Long-time radio personality and community leader Earl Moore is stepping away from the mike as general manager in favor of Toronta Branch-Neely, a successful businesswoman in her own right who operates a trucking and shipping business. She is stepping in to continue a proud tradition at the station.

    (See related story.)