http://www.onlinechester.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en BREAKING NEWS: Bowler sentenced to life in prison for murder of Faris Wray http://www.onlinechester.com/content/breaking-news-bowler-sentenced-life-prison-murder-faris-wray <p> J.C. &ldquo;Jock&rdquo; Bowler has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2010 murder of Faris Wray. Bowler was found guilty of shooting Wray to death and of pointing and presenting a firearm at Crystal Gore (the mother of his child and of Wray&rsquo;s) and her mother earlier that same day.</p> UPDATED: SLED, 14th Circuit Solicitor: Fanning allegations are unfounded http://www.onlinechester.com/content/updated-sled-14th-circuit-solicitor-fanning-allegations-are-unfounded <img src="http://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4957.jpg" alt="State Sen. Mike Fanning, at right, announced on Monday afternoon that the allegations made against him during the campaign of an &quot;inappropriate relationship&quot; he had with a student while a teacher at Estill High School have been determined by SLED to be unfounded." title="State Sen. Mike Fanning, at right, announced on Monday afternoon that the allegations made against him during the campaign of an &quot;inappropriate relationship&quot; he had with a student while a teacher at Estill High School have been determined by SLED to be unfounded." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Unfounded.</p> <p> That was the conclusion that was reached by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the 14<sup>th</sup> Circuit Solicitor&rsquo;s Office that was most important to 17<sup>th</sup> District State Sen. Mike Fanning following their investigation into claims that he had an &ldquo;inappropriate relationship&rdquo; with a Hampton County woman when she was a student and he was a teacher at Estill High School in the early 90s. The woman filed a report with the Hampton County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office, which was then turned over to SLED.</p> UPDATED: Worthy steps down as Chester city administrator http://www.onlinechester.com/content/updated-worthy-steps-down-chester-city-administrator <p> The City of Chester was already looking to fill three department head positions but another vacancy has been added to list&hellip;a big vacancy.</p> Seven-year-old murder case finally comes to court http://www.onlinechester.com/content/seven-year-old-murder-case-finally-comes-court <p> Not every memory was clear and not every story was consistent given the passage of time, but witnesses to a 2010 shooting death began taking the stand Monday in the murder trial of J.C. &ldquo;Jock&rdquo; Bowler.</p> Filing opens Friday for vacant Fort Lawn Town Council seat http://www.onlinechester.com/content/filing-opens-friday-vacant-fort-lawn-town-council-seat <p> Filing for the Fort Lawn Town Council seat formerly held by Thomas Jones will open on Friday, according to a legal notice from the Chester County Registrations and Elections office.</p> <p> Jones resigned his seat on town council because he relocated out of the town limits.</p> <p> Books will be open for filing for this seat on Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Candidates may file at the Fort Lawn Town Hall, 510, Municipal Drive, Fort Lawn. Books will remain open during regular business offices until noon on May 8. There is no filing fee.</p> Parent Portal back up and running http://www.onlinechester.com/content/parent-portal-back-and-running <p> The PowerSchool Parent Portal, the secure web portal offered by the Chester County School District that allows parents and guardians to check on student grades, performance and meal account balances, is back up and running.</p> <p> The CCSD had issued a warning to parents earlier this month to say due to a notification from the vendor that supplies PowerSchool software, &ldquo;for security reasons&rdquo; they were shutting down access to Parent Portal for the remainder of the school year.</p> Everybody's (Under Armour) All-American http://www.onlinechester.com/content/everybodys-under-armour-all-american <img src="http://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/football_0.jpg" alt="Josh Belk makes a tackle-for-loss in a game from this past season." title="Josh Belk makes a tackle-for-loss in a game from this past season." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> As it turns out, local fans won&rsquo;t have to wait until Josh Belk is wearing Clemson orange to see him playing on ESPN.</p> Seven-year-old muder case going to trial Monday http://www.onlinechester.com/content/seven-year-old-muder-case-going-trial-monday <p> Almost seven years after the shooting death of Faris Terrell Wray, his alleged killer will finally be brought to trial.</p>