Today's News

  • Bobby Holcombe retires after 71 years with Springs

    Although he retired from Springs Industries many years ago, Bobby Holcombe considers his service with the Springs Close Foundation to be a continuation of that service, and so, you could say he’s retiring after a total of 71 years working for Springs.

    Holcombe is the genial, soft-spoken representative of the Springs Close Foundation in Chester. He retires at the end of December.

  • Residential growth coming to the city?

    The residential growth that has begun in Chester County may be making its way to the City of Chester.

  • Ligon will hold in-district open house

    State Rep. Randy Ligon will host a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 14th from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Chester County Delegation office in the Chester County Courthouse.

    Rep. Ligon, who is beginning his first term in the State House, will meet with local constituents to hear their concerns in preparation for the upcoming 2019 Legislative Session. The open house will be held at the Legislative Delegation Office at 104 McAliley Street in Chester. Holiday snacks and refreshments will be served.

  • School district will use biometrics for student ID

    You use them to access your phones and your tablets, now biometrics are coming to school lunchrooms in Chester County.

    Biometrics, according to an entry in Wikipedia has to do with body measurements and calculations. Biometric systems are being used by consumers to provide unique identification to unlock smart phones, tablets and even some vehicles. The Chester County School District is implementing a biometric system of its own.

  • School board honors Lawson for 24 years of service

    At their November meeting, the Chester County School Board said thank you to one of their own. School Board Chair Denise Lawson will retire in January after 24 years of service to the school district.

  • Cyclones receive hero's welcome

    They were hungry.

    They were humble

    They were focused.

    The Chester Cyclones football team received a hero’s welcome as their bus arrived back at Chester High School Friday night, following their 34-28 state championship win at Williams-Brice Stadium.

    Chester citizens braved the Friday night cold, lining up in the “Storm Center,” the VIP parking lot next to the stadium, to welcome home the buses containing the team, coaches, cheerleaders and band.

  • Update: Body of missing Great Falls man found

    The deceased male discovered Monday on Hwy. 21 N. in Fairfield County has been identified as Doug Sumner of Great Falls, missing since Oct. 22.

    According to Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill, missing person Douglas William Sumner of 41 Angel Dr. Great Falls, reported missing since Oct. 22, was found in his wrecked vehicle off Hwy. 21 North in Fairfield County.  The driver appears to have run off the highway and down a 60-foot embankment where his vehicle struck a tree.’

  • Lesson by lamplight

    Visitors to the recent Christmas in Lando event had a rare chance to step back in time – three times – as they toured what is popularly known as the Barber House in Lando.

    Historian Paul Williams is working on stabilizing and restoring the home which was owned by a Barber, who also owned what would later become Manetta Mill in Lando.

    The two-story house can best be described as decrepit, not on its last legs, but getting there. The wooden floorboards creak and the front porch has to be carefully navigated.

  • District answers questions on school safety

    Note: Several of the speakers at November’s Chester County School Board meeting brought up some issues of school safety, what was happening with the active shooter training for school and district personnel and what had happened to the efforts to get another School Resource Officer (SRO) at Chester Middle School.

    Based on these comments, The News & Reportersubmitted a list of six questions about school safety to Chester County Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain and the school district.


  • Report card for county schools disappointing...super questions some scores

    The State Department of Education released the school and district report cards earlier this month as part of the state and federal accountability system.

    The 2018 report cards reflect how the district and the schools scored on several different criteria during the 2017-2018 school year.