Local News

  • N&R nets 20 SCPA awards

    The editorial staff of The News & Reporter will be in Spartanburg today, picking up 20 awards from the state Press Association.

    The paper won seven first place awards.

    Sports Editor Travis Jenkins led the pack for The N&R, pulling down eight awards, including three first place awards. He was named the top sports columnist at twice and thrice weekly newspapers. He also picked up three second and two third place awards.

  • County to fix up city sidewalks

    Sidewalks on Dawson Drive and Saluda Street will get fixed up soon.

    Chester County has to spend $200,000 allocated to it by state road money, called 25 percent money, ot it will lose the money.

    The money was allocated for use in 2006, and the county has a time limit on when it can spend the money.

    At the county Transportation Committee meeting Monday night, L.B. Cannon, who handles the county's road work for the Dennis Corp., told the county it had to spend that money soon or lose it.

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  • Local woman joins push for senior meals

    Services called 'lifeline' by Chester County woman

    While going to visit her mom in the hospital today, Kim Moore is taking a side trip to stand with Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer as he tries to address a $29 million hole in the state budget.

    If it's not filled, Moore's mother and 48 others like her in Chester County will lose hot meals and visits from a helpful "companion."

  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Chickens, break-ins and storm damage

    Chester City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to deny aWest End man'srequest to continue housing chickens on his property.

    Stephen Hunter addressed City Council atlast month's regular meeting. He told members that for about five years he has kept chickens in a barn located on his property. He said he was confronted by animal control, which had received an anonymous tip that he had the birds in violation of city ordinance.

  • Council gives final vote to override Planning, plan

    Despite additional pleas to stick with its comprehensive plan and not drop a trucking business in the middle of a residential district, a split Chester County Council gave final approval to its decision to overturn a unanimous decision of the County Planning Commission.

    The trucking company is owned by Chester City Councilman Alan Clack. He wants to move D&C Trucking from its current location, about 3.7 miles north of the area to be rezoned on S.C. Highway 97. He is leasing his current location, but wants to move to 10 acres of family land.

  • Honors continue for Fort Lawn soldier

    The S.C. House of Representatives honored Charlie Messer, a soldier wounded in Iraq who died in a car crash in Texas while rehabbing a war injury.

    He had been set to get on a plane home for Christmas the day he died.

    S.C. Rep. Greg Delleney's resolution passed unanimously on Jan. 10.

    It is offered "To honor the sacrificial service of Spc. Charles Messer of Fort Lawn, to express profound sorrow upon his death, and to extend deep sympathy to his family and many friends."

  • VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Goat-Busters

    The call came in, again. Trouble. A boy head butting a PT Cruiser. A girl knocking at the door and pooping on the porch. Goats. And Chester County Animal Control loaded up the critter-mobile and headed out to respond.

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Retired trooper says he will run for Sheriff

    By Stephen Guilfoyle


    A retired state Highway Patrol sergeant threw a wrench at those thinking the Chester County Sheriff's race would be a two-man race, incumbent Robby Benson against challenger, Fort Lawn Police Chief Richard Smith.

    Paul Martin said he plans to file to run as well.

    He told The N&R earlier this week he was thinking about running, and on Friday, dropped off a picture and sat down for an interview.

    Martin, 69, admits it's a not a long-time dream and he might be a long shot. But he's running on a platform of change.

  • York Tech host of Daimler Trucks North America Career Fair

    ROCK HILL -- On Monday and Tuesday, March 3 and 4, York Technical College with support from the S.C. Employment Security Commission and readySC, will hold a career fair for Daimler Trucks North America.

    Job seekers throughout the Carolinas and beyond are encourage to attend. The career fair is a great opportunity for people seeking full-time employment to speak with representatives from Daimler Trucks and to gather first-hand information about available career opportunities.