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  • Election head denies claim of racism

    Chester County Voter Registration and Election Commission executive director Earl Moore spoke at the East Chester Community group meeting Tuesday to answer critics of a move to combine some polling places for the upcoming presidential preference primary.

  • UPDATE: Fort Lawn chooses Lancaster sewer plan

    Fort Lawn Town Council voted Tuesday night to join what it called a regional sewer plan proposed by Lancaster City and Lancaster County Water and Sewer District officials. The council discussed the matter behind closed doors and voted in public on a resolution to go east, not west, for a solution to its sewer problem. The council met after The News & Reporter went to press Tuesday night.Last year Springs Global told town officials it would not guarantee it could continue to operate the sewer treatment plant at the Grace Finishing Plant in Lancaster County.

  • Catawba may get 'scenic' designation

    The Catawba River will be designated a "free-flowing” and scenic river and an oversight committee will be appointed to protect the river, according to a plan given initial approval by Chester County Council Monday night.But it's just up to a point.The river will be designated free-flowing from the county line to the S.C.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Former Chester County Councilman announces bid for S.C House seat

    Former Chester County Councilman John King announced Thursday he is running for the S.C. House District 49 seat.

    His release comes on the heels of an announcement by the current holder of that seat, state Rep. Bessie Moody-Lawrence. Moody-Lawrence said she would not stand for re-election, according to media reports.

  • Sanford on two-week, 30-town tour

    Gov. Mark Sanford is coming soon to a town near you — specifically Chester.

    Sanford announced Thursday he plans to embark on a “Harvest Tour,” aimed at bringing his message of change to people across South Carolina.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Lowrys to get first new mayor in 20 years

    Joseph H. "Joey" Wilson, currently a Lowrys town councilman, was elected Mayor of Lowrys Tuesday night.

    He will succeed Edie Cantrell, who has been mayor of Lowrys for 20 years. She ran unopposed in all but one of her 10 terms as mayor. Her one time with opposition was when she first ran for mayor, 20 years ago.

    Her opponent?

    "It was Joey," Cantrell said Wednesday afternoon.

    Cantrell announced earlier this year she would not run for re-election.

    Wilson ran unopposed for seat this time and won.

  • Drought 'no joke,' Roddey says

    The drought is no joke, Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey said Monday night.

    He attended a meeting with officials from Duke Energy, the state climatologist and related water officials last week and the point was driven home, he said.

    He admitted to making jokes in years past during other droughts about Chester County's ability to resist a drought.

  • Glover returns to Chester to support Edwards

    Actor Danny Glover's union roots stretch deep into his childhood.

    Growing up in San Francisco, his parents both worked as union employees for the postal service, and he vividly remembers attending union picnics and other functions.

  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Fort Lawn votes to go with Lancaster sewer option

    Fort Lawn Town Council voted Tuesday night to join what it called a regional sewer plan proposed by Lancaster City and Lancaster County Water and Sewer District officials. The council discussed the matter behind closed doors and voted in public on a resolution to go east, not west, for a solution to its sewer problem. The council met after The News & Reporter went to press Tuesday night. The story below appears in today's print edition.

  • Maternal aunt granted custody of children in Dove case

    The S.C. Department of Social Services began the process last week of potentially giving custody to a relative of two children whose parents are charged with child endangerment. Det. Cathie Bell of the Chester County's Sheriff's Office said a Family Court Judge granted a motion on Oct.