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Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS: Belk sets visits to S.C., Georgia

    He’s already graduated from high school and spent time on a college campus, but Josh Belk is being heavily recruited.

    Belk, the Lewisville High graduate and Army All-American who received an unconditional release from his Clemson football scholarship last week, announced Tuesday through attorney Everett Stubbs that he would visit the University of South Carolina on Wednesday and would head to Athens, Ga. to visit the University of Georgia on Thursday.

  • Endangered heelsplitter may halt rock quarry

    At the same time an informal group known as the Farmers & Friends of Fishing Creek was marshaling their forces and reasons for why they didn’t want the proposed Fishing Creek Rock Quarry in their neighborhood, a well-known environmental law group was working on a similar track trying to protect the Fishing Creek environment. And a freshwater mussel called the Carolina heelsplitter may be the key to the whole issue.

  • Halsey wants to hold first responder parade

    Community organizer Michael Halsey spoke to Chester City Council recently about his plans for a “Red White & Blue” First Responders Parade of Valor. This parade is planned for Sept. 2 on the streets of Chester.

  • Unemployment rate plunges in April

    Unemployment rate plunges in April

     

    By Travis Jenkins

    tjenkins@onlinechester.com

     

    All the numbers were moving in the right direction for Chester County in April where employment is concerned.

  • County litter crew currently offline

    Chester County’s new litter crew has piled up huge numbers in terms of the amount of track picked up in recent months. Unfortunately, the garbage is likely to just pile up on local roads for a while.

  • ENERGY Bus mentors celebrate end of second successful year

    Mentors, the students in their care and other interested parties including school district officials gathered in the Chester Park Elementary Media Center on Monday to celebrate a second successful year of the ENERGY (Enthusiastic Nice Educated Respectful Gifted Youthful) Bus mentoring program. By any yardstick you care to use, the program was a success in its second year, as evidenced by the comments of some of the mentors in the program.

  • Fort Lawn dedicates El Bethel substation

    “Attention all Chester County firefighters, the Fort Lawn El Bethel substation is now in service. Station 2 clear, 1518.”

    With that radio call and the striking of the fire bell, the El Bethel substation was officially put into service during a dedication ceremony on Sunday.

    In 2014, Fort Lawn Fire Chief Allen Culp stood in a field and indicated the grounds. This he said, on land next to the El Bethel United Methodist Church on Catawba River Road, was where the El Bethel substation would be located.

  • Lutz Foundation grant provides tough tablets for EMS

    The Herbert and Anna Lutz Foundation provided a $4,000 grant to Chester County EMS earlier this year to purchase some tablet computers that could stand up to the rigorous usage in the field.

    Recently, representatives from the foundation got to see the tablets as they are put into service.

    The grant was used along with some other grants for the purchase of the Xplore tablets, which are ruggedized to work under the demanding conditions medics would encounter in the field, explained Chester County EMS Director Britt Lineberger.

  • UPDATE II WITH VIDEO: Three Times a Lady (Lion)...Lewisville wins third state title this school year

    All three of their runs were unearned, but their victory was not.

    The Lewisville softball team put the wraps on a banner year for athletics at the school, particularly where girl’s sports are concerned, with a 3-0 victory over East Clarendon Wednesday to claim the Class A state title. It was the first softball crown in Lewisville history.

  • Brownfields assessment grant will lead to evaluations of Eureka, Mill No. 1

    A $600,000 grant to the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will fund some environmental assessments of potentially contaminated sites, called “brownfield” sites in Chester, Lancaster, Union and York Counties. In Chester County, these funds will allow assessments to be conducted at the Eureka Mill site in Chester and the Republic Mill No. 1 site in Great Falls.