Today's News

  • Rainey wins football contest for second straight week

    A tiebreaker was needed to decide the winner of this week’s News & Reporter weekly football picking contest, but when the smoke cleared, Lisa Rainey of Great Falls emerged as the winner.

  • Lions hang on for overtime win at McCormick

    Lewisville was understandably surprised Friday when they basically ended up playing Lewisville.

    The Lions had a tough overtime battle at McCormick in challenging conditions, but managed to hang on for 24-22 victory that sent the team to the third round of the Class A playoffs for the second straight year.

    Prior to the game, Lewisville Coach Will Mitchell noted that the Chiefs liked to run the ball out of multiple formations, including a wishbone, a two-back set and an occasional scrum look. They were even multiple on Friday.

  • Season ends for Chester Cyclones

    The Chapman Panthers are the number one ranked AAA team in the state for a reason.

    Using a potent, multi-faceted rushing attack, a complimentary passing game and a special teams unit that consistently gave them good field position, Chapman eliminated Chester from the playoffs with a 55-25 win on Friday.

  • Great Falls Cross Country Team places seventh at state

    The Great Falls Middle/High School Cross Country Team ended the season with outstanding accomplishments.

    Landon Digh placed sixth with a time of 18:16 minutes, running 3.1 miles against 89 runners in the 1A state championship at Sandhills in Columbia on Saturday, Nov. 4. He is the first runner in the history of Great Falls cross country to receive All-State honors.

  • Town receives grant for pump station upgrade

    The Town of Great Falls has been awarded a $290,000 S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority grant to upgrade a pump station.

    The S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved grant assistance for 28 communities totaling more than $12 million to ensure safe drinking water for residents and provide infrastructure reliability for area businesses.

  • Christmas Parade to bring in holiday spirit

    The Great Falls Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, Nov. 19. The parade, sponsored by the Town of Great Falls, is the first parade of the Christmas season in Chester County. The parade will begin at 3 p.m. Line-up will begin at 2 p.m.

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice advises all parade participants to follow these guidelines:

    • Participants should enter Brooklyn Road from Chester Avenue/Ridgeway Road at Old Winnsboro Road. Staff members will assist you on how to enter the line-up.

  • Business owners take part in market research workshop

    A total of 17 participants took part in the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Market Research workshop at the Gateway Conference Center recently. Many of these were business owners who already had a business started and were thinking ahead and looking at the growth and changes in the county. They found the workshop on how and where to conduct their own market research especially helpful. The workshop was sponsored by the Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Chappell has set down his "Stories from a Lifetime"

    Crop duster (some would say “barnstormer”). Lay veterinarian. Public servant. Any one of those would be achievement enough for one person. Curwood Chappell was all of them.

    Now you can add “author” to that list.

    Chappell, the former York County Councilman, dropped in at several spots around the area recently to sign copies of his book, Stories from a Lifetime, a combination of biography and stories about his father, farmer and cotton ginner J.H. “Jack” Chappell.

  • Arts Council Jingle Bell Bazaar will be "tree-mendous"

    The annual Jingle Bell Bazaar put on by the Arts Council of Chester County will be, in a word, “tree-mendous,” so much so that Arts Council Executive Director Lauren Medlin agreed to dress up like a Christmas tree and let some arts council supporters decorate her.

    Once she got unwrapped from the tinsel garland and the ornaments, Medlin discussed the bazaar at length, which takes place on Nov. 18 at the Chester County War Memorial Building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Rainey wins weekly football picking contest

    No tie-breaker was needed this week as Lisa Rainey of Great Falls won the News & Reporter’s weekly football picking contest.

    Rainey finished all alone in first place with a record of 17-3. That effort earned Rainey the weekly $50 prize.

    Six contestants finished just a game back of the winner. Coming in with records of 16-4 were Stacey Thompson and Reggie McCorkle, both of Chester, Tina Grant Wright of Kings Mountain, Dwayne Reid of Great Falls, Ray Brake of Richburg and Debra Gregory of Lockhart.