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  • Camp challenges mayoral candidate

     

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    Great Falls Mayor Don Camp is challenging the residency of a mayoral candidate in the upcoming April 8 election.

    Chester County Elections and Registration Executive Director Earl Moore said Great Falls Mayor Donald E. Camp filed a challenge with the Chester County Elections Commission regarding the qualifications and residency of mayoral candidate Leroy I. “Lee” Montgomery.

  • "Grandparent scam" attempted

    A recent caller to The News & Reporter reported a new wrinkle on the “grandparent scam” that has been prominent in the news the past few months. The caller said his mother had been contacted by a scammer claiming to be an official from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. The official claimed that the grandmother's grandson had been arrested and was being detained in Mexico and directed her to wire bail money to a certain location. Fortunately, the call was discovered to be a scam before the money could have been sent.

  • "One ring" scammers calling Chester

    A new phone scam that has popped up in areas across the country has now come to Chester County.
    According to the Federal Trade Commission, scammers are using auto-dialers to call people on their cell phones. Scammers let the phone ring once, just enough for a missed call message to pop up.

  • No response needed in county during earthquakes

    Last Friday's 4.1 magnitude earthquake may have caused consternation among Chester County citizens, but it did not require any response from the county's emergency management forces.
    County Emergency Management Director Eddie Murphy said his office dealt with phone calls from concerned citizens when the earthquake took place at about 10:23 p.m. Friday, but there was no need for emergency response beyond that.
    “There was no reason for us to check any bridges, because we were not close enough to the epicenter of the quake,” Murphy said.

  • UPDATED: West Chester fire chief, volunteer arrested following incident at accident site

    West Chester Fire Department Chief Andy Martin and department volunteer Tommy Martin were arrested over the weekend after allegedly getting into an altercation with Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood and some of his deputies.

  • Chester County Schools on half-day Feb. 17

    The Chester County School District will be CLOSED on Friday, February 14th.  All schools/activities canceled.

     They will return to school on Monday, February 17th but will follow the half day schedule.   Teachers have important technology training/professional development already scheduled.  Monday, schools will dismiss at the following times:

    Chester Park Complex 11:00 am
    Chester Middle School 11:30 am
    Chester High School 11:30 am
    Lewisville High School 11:00 am

  • Weather forces delay in N&R delivery
  • Q&A on chemical facility is Feb. 18

    An open forum hosted by SC DHEC (Department of Health and Environmental Control,) Bureau of Air Quality, at the Gateway Center will serve as a Q&A for the planned Jones-Hamilton processing facility coming to Chester County.

    The Q&A session will be Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Gateway Conference Center outside of Richburg.

    Jones-Hamilton employees will be available at 5 pm to meet with citizens and discuss their company. SCDHEC’s question and answer session will begin at 6 pm.

  • Schools open at regular time on Friday

    After operating on a half-day dismissal schedule on Tuesday, January 28 and being closed Wednesday and Thursday, January 29 and 30 the Chester County School District will operate on normal schedule on Friday, January 31.

  • Roads in Chester County still partially frozen Wednesday

     

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    As of Wednesday morning January 29, most of the roads in Chester County were still partially frozen after the overnight winter storm.

    According to the S.C. Department of Transportation, most of the roads at 11:00 a.m. were partially covered in snow and ice. I-77 in the Chester County area was reporting dry conditions.