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Today's News

  • Fort Lawn to buy tasers

    The Town of Fort Lawn will accept grant money to purchase some new tasers for its police department.

  • CHESTER COUNTY CHRISTMAS: Annual bike drive hurting UPDATE

    Christmas actually starts in February to a family business in Edgemoor.

    Or at least the effort to raise money to buy bikes to distribute them to needy children in Chester and York counties for Christ-mas.

    But that effort isn’t going as good this year as it has in the past.

  • CHESTER COUNTY CHRISTMAS: Old-Fashioned Christmas set for Dec. 3

    It is November and the holidays are just around the corner.

    The Great Falls Home Town Association has set its annual Old-Fashioned Christmas for Thursday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. and is looking for people, groups, clubs and schools to participate.

    “We are trying to encourage the community to come out to visit local businesses and support local groups in Great Falls,” said Glinda Coleman, director of the GFHTA. “We would like to invite all businesses to participate in the celebration.”

  • Three from Chester County receive tourism honors

    Chester County picked up three awards Friday at a tourism conference held by the Olde English District Tourism Commission.

    The district’s Annual Awards Luncheon was held on Friday at Lang Mekra in Ridgeway.

    S,C, Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers was the featured speaker.

    Attendees at the event included elected officials and tourism industry members from across the Olde English District's seven- county region.

  • Church Calendar for Friday, December 4, 2009

    Armenia Baptist

    Bible study, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Van pick up available, call 581-8329 and leave a message.

    Armenia UMC

    • Family Night, Sunday, Dec. 13.

    • Choir cantata, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 20.

    • Bible study, 10 a.m. Thursdays.

    Battered But Not Broken Ministry

  • "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan in Chester tonight

    He has always carried a big stick, but he does not speak softly.

    Wrestling legend “Hacksaw” Jim, and his ever-present 2x4 will be in Chester tonight for a show at the APW Arena.

  • Returning talent should equal success for CHS wrestlers

    The Chester wrestling team has been gearing up for another season for the past month now. Although the team was young last year, it went 5-8 in dual meets. The Cyclones will look to improve their record this year with a year of experience under their belt.

    “Last year we had 11 freshmen out of 15 wrestlers, and we took a lot of thumps, but we also had a lot of positives throughout last season,” coach Joe Conlan said.

  • Devils open season with win, Lions lose close one

    Great Falls' match-up with Camden Military Academy was like a little league baseball game. Everybody played and almost everybody got to score.

    All 12 players on the Red Devils roster got into the game and 11 of them scored at least 2 points as Great Falls opened the year with an 85-24 rout.

    The game was never close, with Great Falls taking a 23-7 lead after one. It was 41-13 at the half and 68-16 starting the fourth quarter. Great Falls' starters basically played a half and the team did not press after halftime.

  • CHESTER COUNTY CHRISTMAS: Holiday Tour of Homes Sunday

    Have you ever attended a home tour and wished that you could buy the house?

    Well this year at the Art Council of Chester’s Home Tour you can! The Arts Council Tour of homes offers a wide range of styles and decorating ideas.

    The historic Hafner house at 121 York St. a stop on the tour, will also be an artisan center featuring area artists as well as the refreshments. The tour will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

    The homes that are featured this year are:

    119 York St.

  • Funeral homes hold annual services

    As they have done for several years now, Barron Funeral Home in Chester and Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home in Great Falls will be holding holiday memorial services.

    The Rev. Mike Shaffer with Barron said he is especially pleased that Steve Ladd will be singing at this year’s ceremonies.

    Ladd is the son of a minister who once performed with popular gospel groups Gold City and the Anchormen.

    The services are for area residents who have experienced the death of someone they love.