Today's News

  • FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS: Curly Jo's tips on choosing your human

    Good Morning, Chester! Curly Jo here again continuing on with the lessons on Humans 101. This week I would like to tell you as the title suggests, how to pick a human. The book stores and libraries are full of books on how to choose a human. My experience tells me though it is always somewhat of a gamble given the short time you get to interact with your prospective human.

  • Lewisville's Robinson inks deal with North Greenville

    Antwan Robinson's mother, Gloria Gladden, said Thursday was a blessing. The coaches and administration at Lewisville High School said having Antwan around for the last four years was a blessing to them.

    Robinson, a football stand-out for the Lions, signed on Thursday with North Greenville College.

    Robinson received looks from a number of schools and had firm offers from Presbyterian College and Campbell. The Crusaders, though, were offering exactly what he was looking for.

  • Lewisville, Chester boys stay alive

    The boys basketball teams from Lewisville and Chester recorded first round playoff wins this week.

    On Tuesday, Chester notched an 83-63 win over Seneca, a team they also eliminated from the first round of the football playoffs.

    Gene McCaskill had 24 points and JeMarcus McClinton 30 for the 15-8 Cyclones, who play host to Camden tonight in the second round of the AAA playoffs.

  • Lady Devils advance with 16-point win

    The Great Falls Lady Devils started slow on Tuesday, but finished strong.

    After trailing early by 7, the team made some defensive adjustments to slowly pull away for a 49-33 victory over Wagener-Salley.

    In the early going, Whitney Johnson of Wagener-Salley had a very hot hand. She knocked down a pair of three-pointers converted a breakaway lay-up and made another short jumper to post her team to a 12-5 lead early on.

  • Red Devils roll to huge victory

    Once the playoffs start, according to Great Falls coach John Smith, "it's all about surviving whether you win by 1 or 100."

    On Wednesday, the Red Devils were closer to the latter.

    Great Falls recorded an 83-27 win over Ridge Spring-Monetta to advance to the second round of the A boys playoffs.

  • Four county player earn All-State nods

    Four Chester County hoopsters were named to the All-State basketball team early this week.

    Chester's JeMarcus McClinton was named to the AAA boys team. He is among the state leaders in scoring at nearly 28 a game, led the Cyclones to a region crown and has Chester in the second round of the playoffs.

    Ladarius Hinton of Lewisville made the A boys squad. Hinton is the team's leading scorer and helped engineer an upset of Hunter-Kinard-Tyler on Wednesday by scoring 22 points.

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: City implements fines at Evergreen Cemetery

    Chester City Council's vote to institute a $100 fine to funeral homes that do not follow normal protocol when it comes to burials at Evergreen Cemetery has gone into effect.

    Last June, the council heard from public works director Raymond Douglas, who said funeral homes were calling him during off-hours to mark graves. Douglas said he was sometimes called just hours before a funeral was to take place.

    "We are called out quite often," Douglas said then. "Sometimes it is two or three times a month."

    Public Works office hours are 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • UPDATE: Great Falls fire captain charged with arson

    Great Falls Fire Capt. David Dutton was arrested Tuesday and charged with arson.

    Chester County law enforcement officials also consider Dutton a person of interest in two other fires.

    An arrest warrant from the S.C. Law Enforcement Division said David Allen Dutton of 10 Farrow St. was charged with third degree arson.

  • Fire captain charged with arson

    Great Falls Fire Captain David Dutton was arrested Tuesday and charged with arson.

    An arrest warrant from the S.C. Law Enforcement Division said David Allen Dutton of 10 Farrow St. was charged with third degree arson.

    "Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 7, David Allen Dutton did cause to be burned a desk, which was located in the bay which houses the fire trucks which is part of the Great Falls Fire Department. The fire that Dutton set was accelerated by using Germ-X," the warrant said.

    Mayor H.C. Starnes Jr. said he knew Dutton had been arrested but he did not know any details.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Red Devils advance

    The Great Falls boys basketball team advanced to the second round of the A playoffs on Wednesday with an 83-27 victory over Ridge Spring-Monetta.

    The Devils led 26-7 after the first quarter. Coach John Smith called of his team's press and had reserves play most of the second half.

    Eleven different Red Devils scored in the game.

    The team is now 22-3 and will play the Ware Shoals/Greenville Tech winner Saturday at 7 at Great Falls.