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Today's News

  • Challenge (coins) accepted

    Chester High School freshmen will face many challenges over the course of their school careers, but none like they faced recently from an Army sergeant major and former Cyclone.

    Sgt. Maj. Bobby White is a CHS graduate of the Class of ’93. He spoke to the CHS freshmen recently about the importance of the qualities of character, leadership and discipline.

    Before his speech, White said in terms of the dynamics of the United States right now, leadership is more important than ever.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Three incumbents, one newcomer win in Great Falls election

    There will be a new face on Great Falls Town Council when the body holds its next meeting.

    In Tuesday’s municipal election, Lee Montgomery defeated two challengers to retain his seat. Montgomery garnered 123 votes to 82 from challenger Dean Runion and 15 for Debra Kelly.

  • "We scratch to make every payroll"

    Chester City Council now has an answer to the often-asked question “how much money do we have?”

    The answer is “not much.”

  • Viral social media threat not aimed at Chester High

    The Chester County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation after some Chester County citizens contacted them regarding a threat that was made late last week against a school with the initials “CHS.”

    The CCSO posted the following on their Facebook page on Sunday: ‘First, we would like to thank everyone who quickly made law enforcement aware of this incident. After a brief investigation, it was determined the “CHS” is actually short for Clovis High School which is located in New Mexico.

  • First attorney's office will open in Richburg

    Another sign of the growth that is suffusing the Town of Richburg and the surrounding area surfaced recently when Richburg Town Attorney Bill Marion took off his town attorney hat momentarily and put on his law firm hat partner to announce at the Richburg Town Council meeting in March that his firm, Gaston, Marion & Stubbs, was opening an office in the town.

    Marion said the firm has purchased the house at 224 N. Main Street, the former home of Dot Hicklin.

  • Bundy to business leaders: Come on in, the (Education Foundation) waters are fine

    At the recent Chester County School District business leader luncheon, Chester County Public Education Foundation chair Bill Bundy told the audience of business and industry leaders to consider joining them in the educational waters and supporting the work the foundation does.

  • Playing around...for a good cause

    The 2nd annual scholarship golf tournament named for the late daughter of Georgia Moore was held last week. The Derresha Shar’Daye Rhinehart (DSR) Scholarship Golf Tournament drew about 15 teams of four players to the tournament at the Chester Golf Club on a chilly Friday morning.

    Moore looked across the golf carts of the teams as they lined up getting ready for the 9 a.m. shotgun start.

  • Driver in Thursday accident identified

    Chester County coroner's office has identified the person killed in Thursday night's wreck on I-77. He is James Marvin Pope, 35 of Catawba. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. His wife Michelle Lynn Pope, 35 was flown to Palmetto Richland and is in critical condition. Check with OnlineChester.com later for details.

  • Animal cruelty ordinance passes final reading

    It took a few months to craft and pass, but Chester County now has more stringent ordinances on animal cruelty and tethering.

  • Lando History Center gets new leadership, new ideas

    When it comes to running things at the Lando-Manetta Mills History Center, the new center leadership believes in the old adage: ‘Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.’

    Joe Polk, long-time director of the Center has retired, and rather than appoint a new director, working as a team the board of directors in place has taken up the mantle of leadership.