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Today's News

  • King, City answer zoning lawsuit

    Chester City Councilman William King and the City of Chester as a whole have answered a lawsuit filed last month by a pair of York County residents.

  • Judge dismisses McClurkin and DeGraffenreid habeas corpus requests

    Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons heard petitions on Monday at the Chester County Courthouse to grant a writ of habeas corpus in the cases of James McClurkin and Charles DeGraffenreid, two men who have been seeking declarations of innocence of a murder they were accused of committing over 40 years ago.

  • The "State Fair of Knowledge"

    There weren’t any corndogs or deep fried Twinkies, but it was a fair nonetheless.

    The South Carolina State Fair isn’t the only fair that takes place in October – the faculty of Chester County Schools got a chance to go to their own fair and catch up on the latest in teaching techniques.

    Call it the “State Fair of Knowledge.”

    While students enjoyed Columbus Day off, Chester County teachers were attending the Chester County School District 2017 Instructional Fair.

  • The gator hunt that almost wasn't

    Joe Houston and his nephew Scott almost didn’t have any proof they had ever been gator hunting.

    A series of miss-steps and misfires almost cost them the biggest gator they’d ever seen, but the two Chester men have evidence they did actually go gator hunting – about 600 lbs. of evidence. The two men hunted and brought in a gator on the Waccamaw River that was 12 ½-feet long.

  • Brooklyn Center nears completion

    The floors at the Brooklyn Community Center, the former Brooklyn Elementary School, have never looked as good as they do now, confided Brooklyn trustees Theodore Feaster and Billy Powell. The tongue and groove solid pine floors were placed in the building in 1938 when it was built. Hundreds of years of children’s feet, shod and unshod, have polished them and laid down layers of dirt and dust. Today the floors are part of the restored Brooklyn Community Center’s glory.

  • City negotiating possible giveaway of sewer system

    The Chester-Catawba Regional Airport can either have repair work done on its aging storm drainage system or portions of it can be closed. That was the message Airport Director Keith Roach had for Chester County Council on Monday.

    Roach said as far as he can tell, no work has been done on the drainage system since it was installed in 1941. At 76-years-old, though, the system is starting to show its age, he said. With the taxiways seeing the most damage, but portions of the runway also now suffering from washout.

  • Airport storm drain system in need of repairs

    The Chester-Catawba Regional Airport can either have repair work done on its aging storm drainage system or portions of it can be closed. That was the message Airport Director Keith Roach had for Chester County Council on Monday.

    Roach said as far as he can tell, no work has been done on the drainage system since it was installed in 1941. At 76-years-old, though, the system is starting to show its age, he said. With the taxiways seeing the most damage, but portions of the runway also now suffering from washout.

  • Becky's fat fin

    I think most people like dolphins. They always seem to be smiling, they have a reputation of helping sailors lost at sea, they are known to help fishermen with their catches, they can be taught to do tricks and they generally seem like good-natured creatures. However, they have a dark, unsettling side most people don’t know about and I’m going to blow the lid off this long-held secret…dolphins are bad to gossip.

  • White wins weekly football picking contest

    No tie-breaker was needed this week as Orlando White of Chester emerged as the clear winner in the News & Reporter’s weekly football picking contest.

    White finished alone in first place with a record of 18-2, with his only misses being Auburn’s loss to LSU and Boise State’s win over San Diego State. For his efforts he wins the weekly $50 prize.

    Oddly, only one contestant was within a game of first. Corey Wade of Chester finished in the runner-up spot with a record of 17-3. A large number of contestants finished at 16-4 or 15-5.

  • Red Devils fall to Panthers

    The Great Falls Red Devils ended their scoreless streak on Friday, but unfortunately not their losing streak.

    Great Falls fell to McBee 42-6. The loss dropped the Red Devils to 0-7 overall and 0-2 in region place. Even with the loss, Great Falls’ playoff hopes have not been completely extinguished. To advance to the post-season, the Red Devils must win their final two games (against Lamar this coming Friday and Lewisville in the season finale). Timmonsville could also help the Devils by upsetting Lewisville this week.

    Lamar comes to Great Falls on Friday.