Local News

  • Architect reveals planned Lewisville High School redo

    Ben Thompson, Chester County School District architect and planner from the firm of McMillan Pazdan & Smith showed some preliminary renderings of what Lewisville High School's new front entry looked like to the Chester Rotary Club on Tuesday. The photos are taken from a digital presentation and should be on the Chester County School District website after Monday night's school board meeting.

  • State Board of Ed. issues public reprimand to Slayman

    The S.C. State Board of Education this month issued a Public Reprimand to former Chester County School Superintendent Dr. Agnes Slayman, saying she ‘engaged in conduct that was inappropriate and unprofessional for a District Superintendent.’

    The Department of Education and the State Board investigated the allegations that Dr. Slayman ‘acted in an unprofessional manner by harassing, intimidating, and creating a hostile work environment for employees while serving as Superintendent of the Chester County School District (District).’

  • Fort Lawn fire under investigation

    The Chester County Fire Service, Chester County Sheriff's Office and SLED are currently investigating a fire that took place early FRiday morring in Fort Lawn.

    Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey released the following statement on Friday:

    'On September 13, 2019 at approximately 4:18 a.m., Chester County E-911 received a call regarding a structure fire at 730 Weston Acres Road, in Fort Lawn, SC.

  • Sheriff's Office investigates Sirrine Street shooting

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident that may have taken place Thursday night in the area of Sirrine Street.

    Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey released the following statement:

  • Josh Belk claims scholarship was threatened over injury

    Former Lewisville High School football standout Josh Belk said early this year that injuries forced him to give up football. He now specifically claims he left the University of South Carolina football program because of a threat to pull his scholarship linked to his unwillingness to lift weights while seriously injured.

  • 'By any means, whatever it takes' Chief vows to keep community safe

    Chester Police Chief Eric Williams held a press conference on Friday to address community concerns about several recent shootings in Chester, what his department is doing about the incidents and how they hope to prevent future incidents, in partnership with an aware and informed community.

    He opened the press conference by expressing condolences on behalf of the City and the Chester Police Department to the family of Andrew Lamont Johnson, who was killed as the result of a shooting incident, the first of two in as many days, on Sept. 3rd

  • Second shooting in Chester

    The Chester City Police Department posted the following release on the second shooting in as many days in Chester: (Wednesday night) in the City of Chester there was a shooting on Jeter Street. Officers and EMS arrived to render aid to a victim, later ideitified as Stanley Strong, age 30, who was transported to the hospital to receive treatment.

    Officers secured the scene and the Criminal Investigations Division was
    contacted. Chief Eric Williams thanked Sheriff Alex Dorsey and the Chester County Sheriff's Office for their assistance.

  • Man killed in shooting in Chester

    The Chester City Police Department released the following statement on Wednesday morning: 'On September 3, 2019 officers were dispatched to shots being fired in the area of
    York and Brawley St. Soon after, officers were notified that a victim of a shooting was at MUSC Chester. The victim was later identified as Andrew Lamont Johnson, age 36.

  • Chester County Sheriff's deputy injured in accident

    Chester County Sheriff's Office released this statement earlier on Saturday: 'Today at approximately 10:30am, Chester County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Fowler was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in Chester County. Deputy Fowler was on duty while conducting patrol in his assigned vehicle. While traveling east on highway #9 near the intersection of I-77, Deputy Fowler was involved in a collision with a vehicle that was turning at the traffic light onto the southbound ramp of I-77.

  • Jill Biden to visit Great Falls

    BREAKING NEWS: On Saturday, August 24, Jill Biden will travel to South Carolina to meet with voters, volunteers and community leaders.

    On Saturday, Dr. Biden, the wife of Democratic Presidential hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden, will attend a community meet and greet in Chester County in Great Falls at the Great Falls War Memorial Building, 401 Dearborn Street, from 1:45 to 3 p.m. Then, she will travel to the Midlands to attend the Lexington County Democratic Party’s 2nd Annual BBQ Fundraiser at 4 p.m. Details are subject to change.