Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS: Fourney found guilty of manslaughter

    A Chester jury needed just over an hour to find Melvin Fourney guilty on charges of voluntary manslaughter and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in connection with the 2015 stabbing death of Leonard “Buster” Hayes.

  • Answering the call

    Harvest Call is answering the call in Chester County.

    Councilman Carlos Williams invited Barry Kloten from Harvest Call Ministries to speak at this past Monday’s meeting of Chester City Council. Williams detailed that Harvest Call had paid a lengthy visit to Chester last year (as reported in The N&R,) during which they rebuilt a dilapidated home  and “did some things for veterans and the elderly.”

  • Orderly growth, infrastructure and a workforce

    The moderator at the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (CRCOG) panel discussion didn’t look like Santa Claus, but he did have a white moustache. And after all, the elected officials on the panel did tell him what their wishes were. Unlike Santa though, York Mayor Eddie Lee was only able to listen to the wishes, not grant them.

  • Residents can vote absentee on school bond referendum starting today

    Voters who wish to vote absentee and qualify for that exemption can cast their ballots in the school bond referendum beginning today.

    According to the Chester County Voter Registrations and Elections office, the absentee precinct will be open in their office at 109 Ella St. in Chester beginning on Friday. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.


    Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:

  • Fourney murder trial begins

    Melvin Fourney admits that he stabbed and killed Leonard Hayes in 2015 and there was a witness.

    “This isn’t a who done it,” said Assistant Public Defender William Frick. “This is a why done it.”

  • School district takes bond referendum presentation "on the road"

    Senior staff of the Chester County School District, along with Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain took their bond referendum show on the road – literally – during the teacher workday last Friday at the tail end of the Christmas break.

    Dr. Bain and her district staff made their presentation and answered questions at the high schools in each of the district’s three attendance zones. They visited all three of the high schools on Friday.

  • Mayor: Sprinkler, alarm project at FLCC almost complete

    Following the January meeting where three councilmembers were sworn into office, Fort Lawn Mayor John Rumford said the alarm and sprinkler project at the Fort Lawn Community Center was almost complete.

    The town had extended the contract through Dec. 31 for the project to be complete and Rumford said at the January meeting that the work was almost concluded, but the contractors were in the process of competing some of the work, such as a meter that had to be installed. There is also some electrical work still being done.

  • State Super Spearman marks out some pathways

    In her address to the audience at the Catawba Regional Council of  Governments (CRCOG) Elected Officials Forum, State Superintendent Molly Spearman spoke of pathways – pathways to success, pathways to growth and pathways to greater prosperity.

  • Chalkboard makeover

    It was a reveal like you’d see on the DIY Network or on one of the home makeover shows. But there was no Ty Pennington and no bus to be moved. There were a couple of talented designers, though, and the reveal was kept until the last minute. Call it “Home Makeover, School Edition.”

  • "God's up to something" with McFadden benefit

    The Rev. Annie McFadden says about the benefit being put on in her honor, “God’s up to something.” The “something” God is up to just might be to draw a lot of churches in the community together.