• GOPers shouldn't "cross over"

    Republican voters should beware of voting in the upcoming Democratic Primary for Chester County Supervisor. Two of the candidates who are running – Carlisle Roddey and Wanda Stringfellow – are two “good ol’ boy” politicians who will say anything and do anything to get elected, including to try and convince Republican voters to cross over, but their records speak the truth.

  • Change or more of the same?

    Just a note to keep you people of Chester County, S.C. informed that I have not expired, as yet.
    Glad to read in the paper that there might be a giant industry coming to Chester but seems that Mr. Roddey is somewhat like President Obama he does not know about certain things unless he reads it in the newspaper.  Do not ask how he gets the council to vote 3 times on perks for the industry without even knowing anything concerning the great event.

  • Fort Lawn Fire adds to donor list

    To the Editor:
    The Fort Lawn Volunteer Fire Department has embarked on a fundraising by mail campaign.
    So far, Lt. Cathy Casey, our fundraiser chairperson, has sent out 510 letters asking for donations of various amounts.

  • FL fire thanks contributors

    The Fort Lawn Volunteer Fire Department has embarked on a fundraiser by mail campaign. We have sent out 1350 letters asking for donations of various  
    amounts. Thus far we have received 43 letters in return. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have returned donations:

  • Global warming is not man-made

    To the Editor:
    With summer heat to be soon amongst us, cries from the tree huggers, political fear mongers and those who tend to make a dollar charging thousands of dollars for speeches made to young know-nothings aided by a mainstream media eager for a story will go out. "Our civilization is doomed by global warming made by man."

  • Memorial Day on Hickory Lane

    To the Editor:
    I would like to write a letter for each of Chester County's war dead, all war dead, to honor them. Do that, so they won't become just another name on a monument in town, but I can't. I only know details of the life and death of two young men.
    It was Plato, an ancient Greek philosopher, who said, "Only the dead have seen the end of war." This is the story of two of them.

  • The preacher and the politician

    To the Editor:
    On Oct. 22, 2013, I wrote a letter to the editor about a street preacher. I titled it "King and the King of Kings." This is part of that letter.
    Why would a Chester city councilman be harassing a street preacher? He says people are complaining. What people? What's their complaint? If this man is violating any law, shouldn't that be a matter for law enforcement?

  • March For Babies at Career Center

    To the Editor:
    The Chester County Career Center Champions held the sixth annual March For Babies on Friday, March 28. Participants of the walk, led by the JROTC Department of Chester High, walked around the Career Center and Chester High twice. We were then treated to refreshments prepared by the Culinary Arts Department of the Career Center.

  • "Battle of the egos"

    To the Editor:
    They are back! Our two schoolyard brats, after a short (too short!) news period, have again made the front page of The News & Reporter.
    An argument over FOIA requests by both of our brats is again making news. At least this phase of the "battle of the egos" has resulted in some information on just what this farce is costing.

  • Gateway wins Palmetto Partnership Award

    To the Editor:
    Good news for Chester County's citizens!
    The Gateway Conference Center was awarded the Palmetto Partnership Award, the state's highest award, by the S.C. Department of Commerce.
    This award recognizes models of how rural communities can accomplish projects through teamwork and partnerships.