Today's News

  • Williams accepts Chester chief position

    The City of Chester has officially filled its police chief vacancy.

  • Too many tests?

    If a person looked at the Chester County School District testing calendar, they might well think students are taking too many tests. Chief Instructional Officer Dena Dunlap presented the testing calendar to the Chester County School Board members at their October meeting. Some of the board members commented that they thought the students were taking a lot of tests.

    “The state Department of Education feels that we need to be doing testing,’” said Dunlap.

  • Stuart briefs Richburg Town Council

    Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart provided a briefing at their November meeting to the members of Richburg Town Council (following their swearing-in ceremony) on some issues facing the county.

    Stuart spoke first about the planned housing subdivision that developers want to locate off of S.C. Highway 901 (Edgeland Road). The project is 830 single-family homes, averaging about 6,000 sq. ft. and with prices of $200,000 and up.

  • CMD customers on some streets will see higher bills this month

    The Chester Metropolitan District has sent out a release that states customers on some streets in Chester will see a higher than normal bill for November.

    According to the release, due to circumstances surrounding their meter replacement project, a portion of the bills with a billing date on or near Nov. 17 will show 41 days of water usage instead of the normal 30 days.

  • At Veterans Dinner, Maj. General McCoy honors those who served

    In the course of his keynote speech at the Eat with the Veterans Dinner, Maj. General Gary McCoy asked, “What is America’s Greatest Generation?”

    His answer was, “When it comes to America’s greatest generation, I say it is the generation that is serving in the military at that time. It wasn't just the generation that served in WWI, WWII or others. The great generation is those that served at the time that their nation asked them to serve.”

  • Councilwoman wants properties committee folded

    Chester City Council reinstated committees earlier this year but one member of council would like to see at least one of them disappear.

  • County honors "Real Heroes"

    “Chester has got some real heroes.”

    That’s what U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman told the crowd at the Chester County War Memorial building during the Veterans Day ceremony. Norman handed out some Congressional Challenge Coins (especially to Press Roberts, who was the oldest veteran at the observance) and had his picture made with the veterans so their names could be formally entered into the Congressional Record. Before that, Norman provided the keynote speech in a day filled with patriotic speeches.

  • Speakers honor service of vets at County ceremony

    It was a patriotic day. Service dress or dress uniform was the order of the day for some. Patriotic music was both played and sung. Red white and blue were the colors of the day and like at many old-fashioned celebrations, speechifying from local officials was in the air. It was Veterans Day in Chester County.

    Many local dignitaries found their way to the podium at the Chester County War Memorial building to express their appreciation to the veterans, the ones who stood with them at home and the ones who are standing no more.

  • Chester driver loses life on I-77 in York County

    A Chester driver has lost her life in an early Tuesday morning collision on I-77 in York County, according to the SCHP.

    The SCHP report by Trooper Joe Hovis said the driver, a 31 year old Chester woman who has not yet been identified, was travelling south on I-77 near the 89 mile marker when she went off the right side of the road, struck a traffic camera, overturned the vehicle and was ejected and injured. She was not wearing a seatbelt, the report said.

    She was transported to CMC where she later succumbed to her injuries.

  • Plea deal struck in eight-year-old shooting death

    Eight years after they were arrested in connection with a Chester County shooting death, two men finally reached plea deals last week.

    The incident, which dates back to September of 2009, started in the City of Chester and the shooting happened just outside the city limits.

    According to incident reports, the Chester City Police Department and the Chester County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting incident about 3:15 a.m. on a Sunday morning that was in progress in the parking lot of a store at the intersection of Pinckney and Center Streets.