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Today's News

  • CHURCH CALENDAR week of 02/01

    Armenia UMC

    • Bible study has moved back to 10 a.m. Thursdays.

    Bethel Baptist

    • Men's Day/Black History program, "Inside Job," 2 p.m. Feb. 10. Speaker: Pastor Marvin O'Neal Hug-hes.

    Bethel UMC

    • Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner 6 p.m. Feb. 5. Cost: $4.

    • Ash Wednesday, 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Armenia UMC.

    • Valentine banquet, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.

    Bethlehem Baptist

    • Benefit program for Dea-con Belton Thompson, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

    Black Rock Baptist

  • I-77 Speedway coming back

    The I-77 Speedway, known affectionately to fans as "The Little Diamond of the South" will open for a full season of racing this year.

    The track abruptly ceased operations in June of last year, roughly halfway through the season. Bo Smith, who was operating the track and was in the process of buying it posted a message on the track's website on June 26 that said stated in part "after careful and lengthy deliberations we have come to a very tough and sad decisions that the I-77 Speedway will not host weekly races effective immediately."

  • City to have charrette meeting Tuesday

    From staff reports

    The City of Chester's charrette process will have an imporatnt meeting next week.

    Over the past several months, downtown Chester has been going through a master plan process to outline recommendations to implement ideas presented in the 2006 charrette.

    The master plan for downtown has four key strategies; residential, the arts, business and organization.

  • Parking SNAFU at new county building

    The Chester County Treasurer's and Auditor's offices move to the new office complex on the J.A. Cochran Bypass has taught county officials a lesson about who uses county services right now.

    The parking lot at the front of the building, off the bypass, has just 15 spaces, but that seems to be where many people are trying to park. That lot is actually reserved for county officials, Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey said Saturday night. He said the public should use the bigger lot at the back of the new office building off Wilson Street Extension.

  • In the bag: President of company bringing 400 jobs talks 'trash' (bags) to chamber

    The Chester County Chamber of Commerce got "trashed" at its 50th anniversary banquet.

    That is to say members got a primer in the trash bag and plastics business, offered to give some insight into why a company will soon build a multi-million dollar plant and bring 400-plus jobs to Chester County.

    The main speaker at the chamber banquet last week was George Hall, the chief operating officer of Poly-America.

  • 'Phone boy' to top cop: Chester native honored by U.S. Attorney

    Max Dorsey II had wanted to be a high school government teacher.

    But soon after he graduated college, he caught the law enforcement bug.

    He's learned drug investigation from some of the most respected, longtime experts, he said Wednesday.

    For 10 years, he has been with SLED, working narcotics, the statewide grand jury, public corruption cases and now vice.

    The Chester native was honored last week by U.S. Attorney Reginald I. Lloyd as the top statewide law officer in South Carolina.

  • Allen to retire as Milliken president, CEO

    Roger Milliken, chairman of the board of directors of Milliken & Co. announced the pending retirement of Dr. Ashley Allen, current president and CEO of the company.

    It is effective May 1, after Allen's 65th birthday.

    Allen has led Milliken as president and CEO since 2005.

    Prior to his current position he served as chief operating officer and in several leadership positions over his 38-year career, including president of Milliken's Chemical Division. Dr. Joe Salley will succeed Dr. Allen. He is currently the chief operating officer.

  • KEEPIN' ON IN EAST CHESTER: Amidst my struggles, I want to say thank you

    I want to thank everyone for allowing me to share my struggle with trying to become this hospice nurse person. It has been very difficult and by far the most challenging job I've ever been on. Jan, the community relations director, said she couldn't understand what I was trying to convey about the difficulties of the job until I put it in writing in the column.

  • Devils, Lions record region wins

    The Great Falls boys and girls picked up big region wins over North Central on Friday.

    The win for the Great Falls boys avenged the only region loss the Red Devils have suffered so far this year. Great Falls won Friday by a 68-64 score, holding off a charge that saw the Knights erase most of a 13-point deficit. Jeremy Simpson scored 20 points, Leroy Roseboro had 14 and Josh Lynn 13 to lead the Devils who improved to 16-3 overall, 5-1 in region play. The 5-1 region mark ties Great Falls with North Central atop the standings.

  • Chester High honors Fall athletes

    Chester High School held a Fall Sports Banquet on Saturday. The following is a list of award winners from the ceremony.

    Varsity Football

    Most Improved- Demeico Hopkins

    Cyclone Hustle Award- Travis Tolliver and Mike Walker

    Most Valuable Lineman- Terrill Foote and Jeremy Price

    Most Valuable Defensive Player- Bobby Jackson

    Coaches Award- Charles Whitlock and Mario Hughes

    Leadership Award- Terrell Springs

    JV Football

    Cyclone Award- Bobby Kelly and Tony McNeal

    Girls Cross Country