Local News

  • Saturday yard sale

    A yard sale will be held Saturday, July 14 at 115 Pinckney Street. The yard sale begins at 7 p.m. and goes until noon.


    A print version of this ad in Friday’s News & Reporter did not have the time listed.

  • Truck spills scrap metal on Highway 9

    A 1996 Freightliner tractor-trailer hauling a load of scrap metal from Union to Darlington overturned Friday morning on Lancaster Highway, causing a traffic delay.

    According to Fort Lawn Fire Chief Allen Culp, the truck, heading east on S.C. Highway 9, ran off the road and into the median. His load of scrap metal was dumped into the westbound lane of Highway 9.

    The lane was closed as of Friday morning and traffic was diverted down River Road.

    The accident caused the truck to leak hydraulic fluid and diesel fuel.

  • Some words with "Heart & Soul"

    At the Heart & Soul community meeting in Fort Lawn, there were a lot of inspiring words from H&S committee members and others. Here is a sampling of some of them:


  • Chester fire marshal urges fireworks safety

    Fireworks are spectacular when they light up the sky, but they can cause serious harm when not handled by a trained professional. Fireworks can cause burns and eye injuries in kids and adults.

    The best way to protect your family is to not use fireworks at home. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends attending public displays and leaving the lighting of fireworks to the professionals.

  • Ask not what 29714 can do for you...

    Fort Lawn Heart & Soul committee member Mick Harrington may not have intended to get up and speak during the first community input meeting for the Heart & Soul initiative, and he certainly didn’t intend to channel JFK in his remarks, but as he talked about his own involvement in the project and his and the other committee members’ desire to get the entire 29714 zip code area involved, those old familiar words (slightly recut to fit the occasion) from John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural address showed up.

  • Family loses home on Rowell Road

    The Chester County School Board met in an hour-long executive session Tuesday night for discussion of the superintendent’s contract and matters related to the contract.

    Following the executive session, the board returned to open session to vote to adjourn. There was no action taken.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Vaughn wins District 2 runoff, McMaster and Wilson win big in county

    Mike Vaughn knows not everyone that took part in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary runoff for Chester County Council voted for him…but he also knows his new job will be to represent all of District 2.

    “Whether people voted for me or not, I will be their councilman and I will work hard to represent them,” he said.

  • Pastor brings ‘Night of HOPE’ to Chester

    Pastor P. Ronald Wilder from Alabama is planning to bring something that a lot of people in Chester could use more of: ‘A Night of HOPE.’

    Pastor Wilder represents Covenant Church International in Birmingham, Ala., but he was born and raised in Chester, on the corner of Pinckney and Bell Streets. He graduated from Chester High in 1977.

    He’s bringing his non-denominational Night of HOPE crusade to Chester on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Chester Middle School auditorium.

  • A hinge, a screw, a piece of paper

    At some point during their week of service in the Salkehatchie Summer Service camp, a thought or an insight occurs to the campers and sometimes the camp leaders that strengthens their faith. On the last night they are in camp, it’s customary for the campers to share these insights and bring the object that sparked the insight to a Communion Service.

    The Chester camp of Salkehatchie workers shared their insights recently at Capers Chapel United Methodist Church as their 2018 camp drew to a close.

  • Richburg Council gives their regards to Broad Street

    With apologies to George M. Cohan (who wrote “Give My Regards to Broadway”) and Sir Paul McCartney (who had an album called “Give My Regards to Broad Street,”) you might say the Richburg Town Council gives their regards to Broad Street – but not the ones in New York or London, the Broad Street they are thinking about is 109 Broad St., the location of the United States Post Office in Richburg.