Local News

  • Made in Chester County: Giti Tire to build in Richburg

    The name of the much-touted “Project Summer” is Singapore-based Giti (pronounced “Geetee”) Tire. The unveiling (literally) of the company that is expected to create some 1,700 jobs and invest $560 million in Chester County was made at the press conference at the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg on Monday.

  • Roddey, Douglas and Newman take primary wins

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    With all precincts reporting in, Carlisle Roddey won the race for Chester County Supervisor in the Democratic Primary. Unofficially, Roddey had 1,937 votes to Wanda Stringfellow's 999 and Randall Marsh's 475. Roddey thanked his supporters, particularly those that spent the last two days making phone calls. He said he is humbled by the support he received.

  • Chester County School District highlighted in Microsoft blog

    The hiTEC (helping integrate Technology Education and Careers) initiative started at Chester County School District is the topic of the latest post on the Microsoft in Education blog.

  • Brief power outage hits 685 customers in downtown Chester

    A Thursday morning power outage caused about 685 customers in Chester to be without power for an hour and a half.

  • Man dies in motorcycle crash


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    A motorcyclist died on Monday evening, May 26, 2014 on Leeds Road in Carlisle after a crash as a result of a collision with a turkey.

  • Two killed in plane crash in Chester County

    The bodies of two people, a United States Marine from North Carolina and a woman originally from Rhode Island, were found Monday following a search after their plane crashed in Chester County in a location about 3.45 miles form J.A. Cochran Bypass, about a mile off of Highway 72.
    According to Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker, the two people have been identified as Ericson Davis, 24, originally of Vero Beach, Florida and Anisa Rossi, 22, originally of Greenwich, Rhode Island. Davis was a United States Marine stationed in North Carolina.

  • Parents alerted to rumor of possible weapon at Lewisville High School

    A spokesperson for the Chester County Schol District said Friday Lewisville High School parents received a voicemail on May 23 from LHS principal Dr. Jim Knox concerning a rumor of a possible weapon at the school, and stating there would be increased security at the school next week.

  • AG reviews SLED report on firefighter incident

    The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has provided a report to the S.C. Attorney General on their investigation of a February 14 incident that led to an altercation between deputies with the Chester County Sheriff's Office and firefighters of the West Chester Fire Department.
    According to Mark Powell, communication director for S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson, SLED has conducted an investigation and they have now sent the report to the AG's office, where it is under review.

  • Duke Energy offering free upgrades in some areas

    Duke Energy is offering free energy-saving upgrades to 750 households in Chester County, but there is a catch.
    "We've got to be invited to do it, that's the only catch," said Rick Jiran, Duke Energy's government and community relations director in Chester. He talked about the program at Monday's Chester City Council meeting.

  • Chester Healthcare Foundation celebrates returning $5 million to community

    Thursday night's celebration at the Gateway was termed “Five Million Reasons to Celebrate” and the Chester Healthcare Foundation touched on just about every one.
    The Chester Healthcare Foundation board members, along with community leaders and representatives for the many not-for-profit agencies and groups the CHF has helped, gathered to celebrate the Foundation's returning more than $5M back to the Chester community over the past seven years.