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Today's News

  • Stories of War and Peacetime

    A new oral history project administered for the Library of Congress by the Louise Pettus Archives at Winthrop aims to collect the stories of veterans from across the state.

    The News & Reporter sat down with Emily Cranwell, the archivist from the Louise Pettus Archives and local historian, and Winthrop Special Project Archivist Anna Lee before they spoke to the James D. Wessinger Chapter 19 of the Disabled American Veterans recently in Chester about the project.

  • Hospice of S.C. "Shines on" in memory of loved ones

    A small group gathered Tuesday night in the Hospice Care of S.C. parking lot in Chester to light candles in honor, memory and celebration of their loved ones. The first ever luminary ceremony mirrored similar ceremonies happening at the same time across the state at 20 other locations and services.

    Hospice Care of S.C. Community Relations Liaison Jan Byars said the ceremony was held at this time because November is Hospice and Palliative Care month.

  • Free Dental Day being held Friday

    The Chester Family Dental Care office will hold their first Free Dental Day at their offices on 726 Wilson St. in Chester today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Dr. May Yang, the main dentist at the practice, said she decided to offer free exams, cleanings, fillings and extractions as a way of giving back to the community.

  • Blackwell sentenced to five years in death of newborn

    A woman who confessed to killing her newborn baby by putting him in a refrigerator last year was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday.

    Angela Renee Blackwell, now 28, appeared before Judge Dan Hall at the Chester County Courthouse to plead guilty to a charge of infliction of great bodily harm to her four-day-old son William David Paul Lewis. At the outset, Hall asked Blackwell if she understood her plea and asked her if she acknowledged that evidence would strongly support her guilt. She did not answer him initially.

  • Craig makes NBA debut

    After years of working towards a dream, Torrey Craig got his moment in the sun. Actually, he got six of them.

    Craig, a Great Falls native, stepped on the floor for a regular season NBA game for the first time Tuesday night in Utah. Having literally joined the Denver Nuggets just a few hours before the game, Craig only got in for six minutes late in the contest, but he earned a spot on the stat sheet, recording a rebound in the team’s loss.

  • Thomas wins final football picking contest of the year

    No tie-breaker was needed in the final football picking contest of the year as Crystal Thomas of Lancaster emerged as the runaway winner.

    Thomas finished with a score of 19-1, tied for the best of any contestant this year. Only Duke’s upset of Wake Forest kept her from a perfect record. For her efforts, Thomas wins the weekly $50 prize.

    Two contestants finished one game back of the winner. Coming in at 18-2 were Clyde Baker of Columbia and Aiden Roberts of Chester.

  • Seven Cyclones named all-region

    They dominated most of their Region IV-AAA competition, so it makes sense that the Chester Cyclones dominated the all-region team.

    Quarterback, punter and kicker John Erby was named the Region Player of the Year. Erby, a senior, stepped into the big shoes left by Malik Williams and excelled, guiding Chester to a 9-3 record, a second-place region finish and a berth into the second round of the playoffs. For the year, Erby ran for nearly 1,000 yards, passed fore more than 2,000 yards and accounted for 38 total touchdowns.

  • Marshall having another great year at SMC

    How do you follow up an All-American season? For Deja Marshall, maybe by putting together another All-American season.

    Marshall, a Chester High graduate who is now in her second year at Spartanburg Methodist College, is actually bettering the fantastic numbers she put up last year. So far, through eight games, Marshall is averaging 17.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.4 steals a game through eight games for the 5-3 SMC women’s basketball team.

  • All-star teams play for upperstate titles Saturday

    The Chester boys basketball team is off to a 2-0 start after a pair of non-region wins over AAAAA competition this week.

    Chester opened the season with a 68-66 win over Northwestern on Tuesday. The Cyclones were down six early, cut it to three by halftime, went up one after three and held on for the victory. Coach Sebastian Hopkins said his team didn’t play well early as the group is still getting in basketball shape.

  • Basketball round-up: Cycs roll to 2-0

    The Chester boys basketball team is off to a 2-0 start after a pair of non-region wins over AAAAA competition this week.

    Chester opened the season with a 68-66 win over Northwestern on Tuesday. The Cyclones were down six early, cut it to three by halftime, went up one after three and held on for the victory. Coach Sebastian Hopkins said his team didn’t play well early as the group is still getting in basketball shape.