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Today's News

  • UPDATED: Infant death under investigation

    Chester Police Department investigators spent the morning at the scene of an infant death at an address on on Deaver Street, just off of Pinckney Street, in Chester. According to the Chester Police Department public information officer, the incident took place Friday morning. Police are investigating the death of a five-month old male infant. The infant was pronounded dead at 8 a.m., according to the Chester County Coroner's office. Late Friday, Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker identified the deceased as Nolan Ryan West. More details as they become available.

  • Leaders briefed on pluses, minuses of 724-acre Magnolia Site

    Government and community leaders were recently briefed on how ready a 724-acre site called the Richburg Magnolia Site, was for new industrial prospects. Duke Energy officials and analysts with Global Location Strategies (GLS) discussed their findings for the site, which is located off of S. C. Hwy. 9 and 3.8 miles from Exit 65 & I-77. Keith Gabriel with Duke Energy said the purpose of the meeting was to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Richburg Magnolia Site and understand its potential for industrial development.

  • Raising a stink...Industry denies union claim they targeted protests with manure

    Members of the United Steelworkers Union (USW) that have been demonstrating near the entrance to Giti’s Richburg plant said the treatment they’ve received from the tire company’s management has left a bad taste in their mouths…and a pretty bad smell in their noses.

    “They dumped turkey s*** out here,” one of the demonstrators said.

  • Registration & Elections Board upholds residency of Stringfellow, James

    The Chester County Registrations & Elections Board on Monday upheld the claims of residency for both Chester County School Board member Maggie James and qualified elector (and former school board member) the Rev. Bill Stringfellow.

    The challenges were brought by former school board candidate Steve Jackson. Both Jackson and Stringfellow were unsuccessful in their bids to fill the District 5 school board term left vacant by the death of former school board member Patricia Hampton.

  • Presidential candidate visiting Chester Wednesday

    Sometimes when you ask, you get a “yes.”

  • They're "lovin' it" at new Richburg McDonalds

    Drive through or stop by the McDonald’s in Richburg and you’ll notice a whole new look and a whole lotta new services and tech.

    The remodeled store held their Grand Re-Opening on Tuesday and invited the Lewisville High School football team, the LMS Cheerleaders and the Lewisville Dixie League to help them celebrate. JROTC Lion Battalion Cadets raised the flag on the new place and Louie the LHS Lion even lent a paw for the celebration. The Richburg store made also made a donation to the Lewisville Dixie League.

  • Godfrey gets nine years for violent burglary of widow's home

    A Chester man will spend the next nine years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary charges on Monday at the Chester County Courthouse.

  • Wrestling with "the animal"

    Bob Edwards is either the luckiest man in Chester County, or the unluckiest. But it’s clear from his recent lightning strike that Bob Edwards, 58, is a survivor. He is currently recovering from his fourth ordeal wrestling with what he calls “the animal” – the sudden stroke of lighting that raced through his body during a storm. He said after his second time being struck, he came up with a name for that lightning that seemed to seek him out.

  • Poor Form?

    Chester County’s on-again, off-again flirtation with a change in the form of government appears to be on-again.

  • Switch to administrator would put Chester in line with majority of counties

    A switch to an administrator form of government would put Chester County in line with most of its counterparts, but it would also mark a rare change in the form of government statewide.