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Today's News

  • Lions fall to McBee Panthers in extra innings

    When Lewisville and McBee met a few weeks ago, the Lions trailed for most of the game but put five runs on the board in the sixth to claim a 5-2 victory. The Panthers repaid the favor on Tuesday.

    Lewisville held leads of 3-0 and 4-1, but McBee tied it up late, forced extra innings and won it 8-5 in 10 innings.

    The Lions built a big lead early, with Rhett Cox ripping a bases-loaded double with two outs in the bottom of the first to stake the Lions to 3-0.

  • Price's patience will be rewarded

    The Great Falls softball team is so young this year that only two players on the roster are going to graduate in May. Those two will graduate from middle school.

  • Odum's blast sends Lewisville past McBee

    After losing on a walk-off, seventh-inning home run to Olympic High on Monday, Lewisville Softball Coach Jerry Thomas said his team needed to “get the cobwebs out” in Tuesday’s region match-up with McBee. Alexis Odum helped get them out by getting a softball out of the park.

    Odum’s solo home run in the third inning actually gave Lewisville all the offense it would need on a night when runs were at a premium as the Lady Lions took a hard-fought 2-0 win.

  • Stuart announces bid for re-election to Supervisor post

    Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart announced on Thursday he would seek re-election to his current position.

    He announced a new campaign slogan, "Lighting the P.A.T.H." with the intials standing for Planting (Ideas), making Alliances, Transparency and Hope.

    Stuart made the annoucement at a press conference that was broadcast on Facebook Live Thursday afternoon.

    As the books for filing for office closed on Friday at noon, no one had filed to run against Stuart.

    Check back with OnlineChester.com for updates.

  • Lunch with Legislators

    Normally, the Lunch with Leaders programs at area high schools brings leaders to the school to talk about their careers and interact with seniors. Chester County Global Career Development Facilitator Abby Brunson and State Senator Mike Fanning went the program one better: instead of Fanning going to the high school, they brought the students to the S.C. Statehouse. Call it Lunch with Legislators.

  • Once a Lion; always a Red Devil, in the future maybe a…?

    Editor’s note: Spurred on by a comment from a Chester County School Board member that since the recent school bond referendum wasn’t what the people wanted, then to show them what it was they did want, a grassroots community group composed of citizens from Great Falls and the Lewisville area is working on a plan to consolidate both of their high schools. The group met for their second time recently at Union ARP Church.

     

  • 'Light It Up Blue' event is Monday
  • County unemployment down in February

    In terms of Chester County’s employment situation, all the numbers moved in the right direction last month.

    In February, the county’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent, down from 6.6 percent in January. The number of employed persons was up by 43, climbing to 12,837. The number of people who were unemployed, seeking work and collecting unemployment compensation stood at 833, down from 906 in January. The total workforce, which includes both working persons and those drawing unemployment, was down slightly to 13,670.

  • County litter patrol nearing 6,000 bags collected

    Chester County government does pick up a lot of trash off of local roadsides, but County Supervisor Shane Stuart said it isn’t really their responsibility to do so.

    “It is everyone’s responsibility,” he said.

  • Lippert Components closing Chester facility

    New industries locating in Chester County in recent years have brought thousands of new jobs to the area, but unfortunately a plant closure will mean the loss of nearly 130 jobs.

    On Wednesday, Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart announced that Lippert Components Inc., located on Kinro Drive, would be ending production and shutting down its local plant.

    “LIppert Components announced to its employees it was closing its doors for good,” he said. “June 1 is the closing date.”