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  • Man charged with rape

    A Chester County man was arrested and charged with holding a former girlfriend over the weekend and sexually assualting her.

    James Edward McLean Jr., 31, of 156 1/2 Cemetery St., Chester, was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and criminal domestic violence in the first degree.

    Bond was denied on all three charges, according to a booking report.

    According to the arrest report, he held a 20-year-old female against her will over the weekend.

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  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: U.S. House re-approves $400,000 for S.C. 9 rail crossing

    The U.S. House of Representatives has included a $400,000 appropriation for rail improvements on S.C. Highway 9 in a different bill.

    As The N&R reported in November, the House had included the appropriation in a Transportation Bill in November, giving the president of the L&C Railroad a pleasant surprise when he learned of it.

    But that bill, which passed the U.S. Senate, was vetoed by U.S. President George Bush.

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  • CHRISTMAS: Sharing season's wish for family with readers

    I wrote this to my family but I think I need to say it in this column as well. I am very blessed with your readership. Bob

  • CHRISTMAS: Lowrys Parade hits 25 years

    Want to see multiple slideshows from the Lowrys parade, or take a look at Chester County's other parades? Goherefor links.

    Carlisle McCrorey's illustrious career as a parade Santa Claus didn't end under a cloud, but it did end under an umbrella Saturday.

  • Candidate running: Kingery stops by Chester

    He doesn't have a van or plane or a "Straight Talk Express" bus.

    His beard is unkempt, and he looks a bit like the standard vision of a homeless man -- but he has been homeless more than once in his life. Probably is now, as he travels the United States.

    Daniel Kingery is running for President of the United States.

  • City administrator search should be short

    If everything goes according to plan, the City of Chester should have a new administrator by late April of 2008.

    The city has been without an administrator since November when David Mobley resigned, citing an inability to sell his former home in Loris.

    Mayor Mitch Foster said the process of finding a new administrator will begin next month.

    "In early January we plan to review the qualifications desired for the position and see if any changes need to be made," Foster said. "Hopefully we'll begin advertising the position in late January and accept resumes for a month."

  • WEB UPDATE: Pittman appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

    Seven months after the S.C. Supreme Court upheld Christopher Pittman's dual murder convictions and 30-year sentence, and three months after the teenager, now 18, filed a civil lawsuit in state court claiming he had inadequate counsel, another appeal has been filed, this time with the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Paul's run excites locals

    It's called the Ron Paul "Revolution" and it came to Rock Hill last weekend.

    A Chester couple, Catherine and Nick Badalamenti, were among the crowd of 600-plus who were on hand to listen to the presidential hopeful.

    The two have always voted, Catherine said, but have never been as enthused by a candidate as they have been by Paul.

    "I'm hooked," Catherine said. "I'm really captivated by his message."

    Nick discovered Paul somewhat by accident. He was doing some online news reading when he followed a link to one of Paul's stump speeches on Youtube.