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Today's News

  • Fair Play?

    During a recent South Carolina High School League appellate panel hearing dealing with athletic realignment, a member of the panel told a group of school administrators and coaches that the word “fair” was subjective. Based on past practices and actions, it’s understandable how someone might hold that opinion where prep sports in our state is concerned.

  • Open fields, open minds

    Children will come to the open fields; they will leave with open minds.

    Vivian Ayers  Allen, whose accomplishments range from being a poet honored by NASA, a nominee for a Pulitzer Prize, an artist, and author to raising two daughters (who are accomplished in their own right), Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Ayers Allen, and two sons, professional musician “Tex” Allen and businessman Hugh Allen, brings her philosophy and love of education to the Workshops in Open Fields, being held on the grounds of the historic Brainerd Institute in Chester June 4-28.

  • Adult Education to offer college placement prep

    So you’re a Chester County adult and you want to go back to college. Are you college ready? The first thing you’ll be doing is taking a placement test. Remember your algebra? How about the difference between a predicate and a participle? No? You might find yourself in a “refresher course,” your college career stalled out and part of your financial aid money used to pay for those classes.

    But Chester County Adult Ed wants to help.

  • FLCC partners with HOPE in Lancaster

    Fort Lawn Community Center is partnering with HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, Inc. in Lancaster County to bring short-term emergency financial assistance to the residents of Fort Lawn.

  • Rev. David Sealy: Memorial Day is to remember the fallen

    The annual Chester County Memorial Day observance was held on Monday at 11 a.m. with comments from local elected officials, patriotic music by both the Rev. Angela Boyd and Rick Brawley and the rendering of honors to the fallen of each war, a ceremony held inside this time because of the threatening weather. The Rev. David Sealy, a retired U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer, was the keynote speaker.

  • Brick memorial at War Memorial has a solid foundation

    Just prior to Memorial Day, the Chester County “Devil Dogs” were working on their own type of memorial, a memorial that you might say had a solid foundation.

    Detachment 1161 of the U.S. Marine Corps League, known to people around here as the “Devil Dogs” installed a couple of memorial bricks recently on the walkways in front of the Chester County War Memorial building.

    The Devil Dogs sell the memorial bricks as a fundraiser, explained Marine Corps League Commandant James Mayfield.

  • CHS Parade of Graduates

    The sounds of that old graduation favorite, “Pomp and Circumstance,” echoed through the halls of Chester Park Elementary Tuesday morning. For the Chester High seniors walking the halls of the school that morning in the Parade of Graduates, it wouldn’t be the last time they heard that anthem.

    For some of the retiring teachers watching the students walk, it would be the last time they saw those students. The occasion was bittersweet for many.

  • Lawsuit on councilman's ability to serve coming to court

    The matter of whether or not a member of Chester City Council is qualified to hold office will be heard in court next week.

    Nearly three months ago, Chester Citizens for Ethical Government (CCEG) filed suit against Chester City Councilman William R. King II, the Chester Election Commission and the Chester County Board of Voter Registration and Elections. In the suit, filed on March 5, CCEG alleges that King is a convicted felon and therefore can’t hold office.

  • A homecoming 150 years in the making

    In the cemetery at Harmony Baptist Church in Edgemoor a long-awaited dream came true on Saturday. Robert Lee Ferguson, 50, of Piracicaba, Brazil travelled almost 4,000 miles to America with his wife Graziela to see where his ancestors came from. At the cemetery he found the tombstone of his fourth great-grandmother Sarah Ferguson who died in 1847 after her son Green Ferguson relocated to Brazil.

  • A very long stick

    A lot of questions have probably been asked by people in Hawaii who live near the massive and prolonged volcanic eruptions that continue to destroy property and threaten lives. When should I evacuate? What is the quickest route to safety? How fast does flowing lava move? Can I borrow a really long stick?