Today's News

  • Biscuits, bacon and ‘shooting the bull’

    “You know what I want,” Fish Pate told waitress Breezy Baker at Tiffany’s Diner.

    “I got you in already,” Baker replied.

    Baker said she, more often than not, knows what a select few of her regular morning diners want to eat before they put in their orders.

    Thomas Black, 85, said he joins the breakfast crowd most weekdays. The group hangs around for an hour or so, he said.

    Often called “Paw Paw” by Baker, Black said he is the oldest member of the men’s breakfast crew.

  • Chester County Graduation 2018 Fast Facts...

    Class of




    Total number of candidates for

    graduation from each school



    June 2

    Date of all graduations


    8:30 a.m.

    Chester High School, CHS Stadium


    10:00 a.m.

    Lewisville High School, LHS Stadium


    11:30 a.m.

    Great Falls High School, GFHS Stadium

    Chester High Class of 2018 Val & Sal:

    Val: Olivia R. Caldwell

  • "Get Healthy Chester" Health Fair and Car Show is this Saturday

    Feeling run-down? Need some energy and lots of health information? Looking for something fun to do after seeing your student graduate this Saturday? The “Let’s Get Healthy Chester” Health Fair is the place for you. But the event, now in its 7th year, is so much more than just a health fair.

    Event organizer Marie Wiliford said in a previous interview that yes, Chester still has a need to get healthy.

  • Citizens "Talk Back" on housing issues

    The fourth version of the Chester Talk Back sessions was all about housing and how to best utilize local state and federal resources to stabilize a neighborhood, and what kind of resources were out there to help with the task.

    The tone of the session was set by two questions on a poster that was placed at the back of the Chester County Council chambers where Talk Back took place: ‘What is a way to improve housing in Chester?’ and ‘What is the most important housing need in Chester?’

  • Faith rides a Honda

    The Ride for Jesus, an event that is fast (and we mean fast as in motorcycles) becoming an annual tradition in Chester, takes place again this Sunday. This is the fifth year for the ride that begins in the parking lot of Fred’s store in Chester and ends in a huge church service at the Gateway.

    This is the fifth year Al Boyd of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Blackstock has organized the ride, convocation of Christian biker groups, some outside-the-mainstream biker groups and others interested in both motorcycles and fellowship.

  • Update: Skydiver dies in "hard landing"

    A woman died Thursday afternoon while skydiving in Chester. She has been identified as Carolyn Clay, 68, of Williamsburg, Va.

    According to Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker, Clay was an experienced skydiver who had made thousands of parachute jumps.  Cause of death was blunt force trauma.

    Tinker reported that equipment failure was not a factor in the accident, but human error may have been.

  • Trial on King's eligibility to hold office delayed

    For the second time since march, a special carve-out that prevents lawyer-legislators from having to appear in court while their bodies are in session has led to a delay in a suit against Chester City Councilman William King.

  • Chester High holds basketball banquet

    The Chester High boys basketball team recently had its awards ceremony and given the season the Cyclones put together, there was a lot of hardware to hand out.

    T.J. Hollis was named the team’s MVP but was also named All-Region, All-Area and All-State. He led Chester in scoring at 20 points-per-game while also contributing five rebounds and four assists per contest. Quay Hardin was named the team’s most valuable defensive player and was picked for the All-Region team after posting averages of 17 points, six rebounds and three steals-per-game.

  • Christian Cok sets school record

    Billy Keels has always been impressed that Christian Cok was able to go so far from home to play a college sport and managed to “stick it out.” He managed to stand out too.

    Cok is a senior baseball player at Randolph Macon College in Virginia. The Yellow Jackets have enjoyed a great deal of success during Cok’s four seasons and his college career culminated on the biggest stage imaginable, the Division III World Series in Wisconsin.

  • Sisk named semifinalist for national award

    His team’s season is over, but the accolades keep coming for Evan Sisk.