Local News

  • BREAKING NEWS: Child rescued from water

    It was nothing short of a miracle.

    After nearly two hours of being stranded on a rock with his Pit Bull, a five-year-old Lancaster boy was rescued on the other side of the coffer dam at the Fishing Creek (Nitrolee) Bridge around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    His father was in the emergency room at Springs Memorial Hospital.

    Jennifer Lancaster of Chester was coming home from her job at the S.C. Heart Center in Camden when she turned off S.C. Highway 97 and onto Fishing Creek Bridge.

  • CCSO investigates shooting call at Ramsey Grove Apts.

    Officers with the Chester County Sheriff's Office are investigating a report of shots fired at a Chester County apartment complex.

    According to Major Mary Anne Tolbert with the CCSO, officers were called to the Ramsey Grove Apartments Tuesday afternoon about 12:15 on Flint Street in Chester on a shots fired call. There was no victim and no suspect has been identified at this time.

    The Sheriff's Department is continuing the investigation.

  • Chester PD investigates robbery in BB&T parking lot

    At about 11:36 a.m.on Friday, a lone suspect accosted a man in the BB&T Bank parking lot at 115 Saluda Street in Chester and robbed him.
    According to a press release from the Chester Police Department, the suspect, described as a black male wearing dark blue colored jeans, a puffy style camouflage jacket with a hood,  tall and slender with an unknown age, snatched a BB&T banking bag from the victim, Yun Lam Hui.  The amount that was in the bag is unknown at this time.

  • Sinkhole develops in city over the weekend

    City of Chester Public Works Director Raymond Douglas said a sinkhole developed in over the weekend.
    The sinkhole was first spotted Saturday night. Douglas said it was on private property at 125 Wyatt Street.
    "It was huge," Douglas said.
    Douglas estimated that the hole was several feet from one end to the other. A public sidewalk was very near the hole but was not affected, he said. He thinks the problem came as a result of extremely heavy rainfall and an old well.

  • Bus accident still being investigated

    The cause of  late Friday bus accident at the intersection of Spirit Circle and Fernwood Drive is still being investigated.
    As reported earlier online in the News & Reporter, the accident took place about 3:08 p.m. on Friday, January 10. Initial reports had the collision occurring at the intersection of Lancaster Hwy. and Spirit Circle.



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    The case of who will control Chester County 911 shows no signs of ending anytime soon.


    Two motions to dismiss the case in the battle for who will control the Chester County 911 were dismissed Friday morning by Judge Knox McMahan.

    On Thursday afternoon, during the seven-hour long presentation of the case, Jon Robinson, an attorney representing Chester County, asked for a summary judgement in the county's favor from Judge McMahan. Attorneys for Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood also made a motion to dismiss the case.

  • Don't fear the (Carolina) Reaper

    Ed Currie of Rock Hill doesn't fear the pepper he calls The Carolina Reaper. In fact, he developed it. Currie's pepper was recently named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest pepper in the world.
    Currie grows the pepper in locations in York and Chester Counties and has stores that sell products that are made from the pepper in Fort Mill and at the 7th Street Market in Charlotte.
    Currie said he and his partners tried out several names before setting on the dangerous-sounding name of The Carolina Reaper.


    Due to yet another frigid morning expected on Wednesday, the Chester County School District will run on a two-hour delay for students on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.  Tuesday morning, the transportation department did have some maintenance issues with cold buses.  The extra time ensured that buses were safe and ready to transport students to school.  

    This delay is for students only; faculty and staff are expected to report at their normal time.