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Today's News

  • Funeral for two-year old Khloe Adams is Tuesday

    The funeral for Khloe Simone Adams, age 2, who passed away at the hospital after emergency workers were called to her home on White Oak Street in Chester last week, is set for Tuesday.

  • UPDATED: First Ladies...Lewisville wins state volleyball crown

    This month is often referred to as “no shave November” but Lewisville Volleyball Coach Josh Renaud had a good excuse for ditching his long beard on Saturday.

    The Lewisville volleyball team, which until last year had one post-season win in its history, rallied from a set down to defeat Branchville 3-1, earning the program’s first state championship.

  • Richburg Mayor candidates Q&A

    Editor’s note: We asked five questions of the two candidate for mayor of Richburg, incumbent Mayor James Harris and challenger Gerald Hensley. What follows are their answers. The election is Nov. 7.

  • DECISION 2017: Q&A with Richburg mayoral candidates
    1. Please give us a brief biography.
    2. With all of the new industry choosing to locate in and around the S.C. Highway 9 corridor, the Town of Richburg is poised at the very forefront of growth in Chester County. As mayor, what do you see as your role in this?
    3. What do you see as the future of the town in the next five years?
    4. If elected to the office of mayor, how will you be accessible and accountable to your constituents, even the ones that may not have voted for you?
  • County Veterans Day ceremony will be Nov. 10

    Due to Nov. 11th, the observed Veterans Day falling on a Saturday this year, the Chester County Veterans Day Ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 10. The ceremony will take place in the upstairs auditorium of the Chester County War Memorial Building. The ceremony will begin promptly at 11 a.m. and is open to the public.

    Keynote speaker will be Congressman Ralph Norman. The Chester High School JROTC Cyclone Battalion will present the colors for the ceremony. Patriotic music will be provided by the CHS Band and Rick Brawley.

  • Voters head to the polls Tuesday

    Voters in some municipalities in Chester County will go to the polls on Tuesday to elect some local government officials.

    According to the Chester County Registration and Elections office, five candidates, two incumbents and three challengers, are seeking seats on the Fort Lawn Town Council: incumbents Al Bellavance and Wendy Hatcher are running for re-election. Seeking to challenge them are Clif Ferguson, Angel Waits and Zelma Reddick. Three seats on council are up for election. The polling place will be the Fort Lawn Community Center.

  • ATL students march to observe Red Ribbon Week

    It wasn't a protest mob, in fact, they weren’t a mob at all, but a group of people could be seen last week marching down the streets of Chester carrying signs and chanting slogans. It was concerned sixth through eighth grade students and faculty from the Academy of Teaching and Learning demonstrating their support of Red Ribbon Week and making their annual march to Chester City Hall.

  • Alleged bookstore shooter granted bond

    A man facing charges of attempted murder in connection with a shooting in downtown Chester in August was granted a bond with restrictions by Judge Brian Gibbons on Thursday.

  • All in the family...brother-sister tandem build Lewisville volleyball into contender

    Josh and Amelia Renaud come from a volleyball family in New York but they’ve built a new volleyball family in Richburg.

    Josh is the head coach of the Lewisville varsity volleyball team while Amelia (his sister) is the assistant varsity coach and the JV head coach. Volleyball is essentially in the genes of the two as their father, Bob Renaud, is the head volleyball coach at Carthage High in New York.

    “I was on the court when I was probably five as a ball girl,” Amelia said. “We always knew we wanted to keep volleyball in our lives.”

  • Gregory wins football picking contest

    It came down to a tie-breaker but Ralph Gregory emerged as the winner of this week’s News & Reporter football picking contest.
    Both Gregory and Aiden Roberts, both of Chester, finished with records of 16-4. On the tie-breaker, though, the total number of points in the Clemson-Georgia Tech game, Gregory’s guess of 47 was closer to the actual total of 34 than Roberts’ guess of 50. For his efforts, Gregory won the weekly $50 prize.