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Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS: Great Falls takes two from Lions

    The Great Falls boys and girls basketball teams knocked off county rival Lewisville on Thursday night. The Lady Red Devils won 42-37 while the boys took a 53-43 victory. The Great Falls girls have clinched the Region III-A title. If North Central lost Indian Land, the boys also clinch the region. If North Central won, they and Great Falls will play a tie-breaker game Friday night, probably at Andrew Jackson High. It will be the fourth time the two teams have played this year.

  • Fort Lawn to honor Messer

    (Scroll down in story for exclusive video from Messer's funeral.)

    Fort Lawn Town Council unanimously agreed Monday night to honor one of its own, the late Army Spc. Charles Messer, for his service to his hometown and nation.

    The council adopted a resolution presented by Police Chief Richard Smith that will honor Messer and express sorrow and sympathy to his family and friends.

  • Fort Lawn man charged with domestic violence hangs self in jail

    A Fort Lawn man in jail on a charge of criminal domestic violence hanged himself last week.

    The hanging has been ruled a suicide.

    Dennis James Fowler, 41, of 1436 Catawba River Road, Fort Lawn, was arrested Jan. 28, charged with criminal domestic violence, second offense, according to Investigator Shane Stuart, the deputy in charge of criminal domestic violence and abuse cases.

  • Robinson delays decision

    Wednesday is National Signing Day, but it's not "Antwan Robinson Signing Day".

    Robinson's coach at Lewisville, Floyd Drum, said Monday that Robinson, a North-South All-Star, was "probably" going to sign with Campbell University in North Carolina. He was not present at the school's signing ceremony, though. Drum said Robinson is going to take an additional visit.

    "He's going to North Greenville this weekend," Drum said.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Chester grad White signs with Seahawks

    The pro football aspirations of former Chester High stand-out Chris White are still alive.

    White signed a two-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks and will report to the the team next month.

    "I went up there for a workout a few weeks ago and they offered me a two-year contract," White said Wednesday.

    White was in Chester to see his brother, Gene McCaskill, officially sign a letter of intent to play football at the University of Kentucky.

  • Chester's Thomas will pitch for Lander

    He hasn't had the chance to fully show his stuff on a high school mound yet, but Chester's Chris Thomas is assured that he'll have the chance to do so on the college level.

    Thomas recently committed to play baseball at Lander University. The Bearcats are taking Thomas as a pitcher. He didn't log many innings last year, spending most of his time at second base. He did pitch for Chester's American Legion team last year, though, and impressed Lander coaches at a showcase.

  • Lewisville's Robinson, Foster make college choices

    Today is National Signing Day, and a pair of Lewisville Lions will put their names on the dotted line this afternoon.

    At 12:30, Antwan Robinson will "probably" sign with Campbell University in North Carolina according to Lewisville coach Floyd Drum.

    "I think that's where he's decided to go," Drum said.

  • Starter project will aid county housing problem

    Chester County needs housing.

    The Chamber of Commerce and the School District are looking into ways to get housing for new teachers, but the problem isn't just limited to teachers.

    Daryl Boyd, a resident of Chester for 26 years and the owner of Pro Window & Siding Co., Inc. and Air Tight Spray Foam, wants to be a part of the problem solving in the need for housing.

    "I saw a need for more houses in Chester," Boyd said.

    He's now building three "starter homes" in the city limits.

  • Richard Smith announces second run for sheriff

    Fort Lawn Police Chief Richard Smith has been keeping a secret. Kind of.

    "It's probably the worst-kept secret in Chester," Smith said. "I'm running for sheriff."

    Smith's run will be his second. He challenged current Cheriff Robbie Benson in the Democratic Primary in 2004. He wasn't able to spend as much time introducing himself to voters that year as he would have liked.

    "It's hard to campaign when you're 6,000 miles away," Smith said.

  • UPDATED: Democrats hope for record local turnout

    Chester County Democratic Party Chairman expects record turnout for precinct meetings

    With S.C. Democratic Party voter turnout at unprecedented levels, the Chester County Democratic Party has predicted that more voters than ever will participate in the state's Democratic precinct re-organizational meetings at 10 a.m. Feb. 23.

    eeLocally, the precinct meetings are held to organize and to elect delegates to the county's convention, to be held at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Chester War Memorial Building, 154 Main St., Chester.