Today's News

  • Happy New Year from the News & Reporter

    Here's to a happy and bright 2018!

  • Drivers can get some of that Roads Bill tax money back

    Just before the holidays, state Rep. MaryGail Douglas handed out some change purses to citizens that were imprinted with her name and her House District 41 title, but it’s what was inside the purses that was really important. The reason for the change purses was a slip of paper that detailed how drivers could take advantage of a tax credit that was written into the South Carolina Infrastructure and Economic Development Reform Act, commonly called “the Roads Bill.”

  • Curtis leaving city grants administrator job

    Energy. Spark. Cooperation. These are all words that define how City of Chester Grants Coordinator Cynthia Curtis has done her job.

    Curtis has been working behind the scenes, helping to make contacts with donors and facilitating the obtaining of grants for the City of Chester since starting in the position part-time in 2014.

    Now she is taking that expertise and those contacts she has made while working for the city and starting on a new adventure.

  • Chester County 2017 Year in Review

    News...there was plenty of it in Chester County in 2017. This is the first half of a look back at the year that was.




  • Rumford reflects on Fort Lawn's year

    2017 was a year filled with some very high points for the Town of Fort Lawn and a few low ones. This year saw the passing of beloved and long-time councilmember Thomas Reddick in June.

    Reddick served on council from 2008 through 2017. He served as both councilmember and Mayor Pro Tempore during his previous terms of office.

    During the town’s annual Christmas dinner, Fort Lawn Mayor John Rumford reflected on what 2017 was like for the town.

  • Listening and the "education interstate"

    In February, Chester County School District Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain will have been at the helm of the school district for two years. Coming in following the tumultuous time in office of former Superintendent Dr. Agnes Slayman, Bain has been working to rebuild the trust of people in the school district and casting her eyes toward the future of the district. She sat down recently with The N&R for a look at the school district’s accomplishments in 2017.

  • City working on attorney, admin contracts in advance

    The unemployment rate was up and the number of people working in Chester County was down in November.

  • Jobless rate up in November

    The unemployment rate was up and the number of people working in Chester County was down in November.

  • Answering the pulpit's call

    He’s retired before, but something keeps pulling the Rev. Dr. W.T. Holmes back to the pulpit. Now on Dec. 31, he will deliver his last sermon from the pulpit at Carmel Presbyterian Church in Chester.

    Dr. Holmes has served in the ministry for 36 years at different churches, 16 of them at Carmel.

  • No rooms available? Consider a yurt

    Overnight lodging may be an option but it’s not going to be the typical “room for the night.”

    Great Falls Home Town Association Executive Director Glinda Coleman has said from the onset that the state park planned in the future of Great Falls will not be your “traditional” state park.