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Today's News

  • Trial date finally set for Chester men charged in Myrtle Beach murder

    Nearly four years after they allegedly shot and killed a man in Myrtle Beach, two young men from Chester are finally set to be tried for the crime.

  • Filing closes for local offices

    Barring write-in or petition campaigns, Chester County voters now know exactly who will be on the ballot for June’s primaries. In some cases, they already know who will hold office.

  • Splitting hairs (with scary razors)

    “So, you’re growing a beard, I see,” someone invariably says to me at least once-a-week.

    “Nope,” I always respond. “Just lazy.”

  • Wright at home

    According to Lewisville Coach Billy Keels, anyone who says that nice guys finish last has obviously never met Jake Wright.

    Wright, the former Chester High School baseball standout who is now playing at Seminole State Junior College in Florida, announced via Twitter last week that he has committed to play baseball at Coastal Carolina University.

  • Lady Lions clinch region title

    Almost a month before the scheduled start of the 1A softball playoffs, Lewisville not only knew they’d be in them, but doing so as a number one seed.

  • Lions bounce back with big win at Lamar

    When Rhett Cox had a no-hitter going against one of the state’s top teams on Friday, it was certainly big news. It was news in general to Cox himself.

    “I didn’t even realize it,” Cox said after the game.

    Cox didn’t get to finish that personal achievement, giving up a single to lead off the sixth inning, but his team met its personal objective, knocking off Lamar by a 6-2  score.

  • Rescue Squad is ‘getting on the road’ again

    The Great Falls Rescue Squad has new leadership.

    Captain-elect Charlie Timmons told Great Falls Town Council at the March 19 monthly meeting that he is ready to take the lead role of the volunteer emergency organization.

    “There have been some issues with the Great Falls Rescue Squad and civic organizations in the past but that’s over,” Timmons said. “We are here to assist when possible.”

  • Lucas hopes to hold on to District 2 seat

    Chester County Councilman Archie Lucas wants to keep his seat as the District 2 representative on Chester County Council.

    Lucas, a Democrat, was first elected to county council in 1980. He served 15 years before being defeated by Republican challenger, the late Mike Locklair, in 1994.

    Locklair served a four-year term before Lucas defeated him and returned to council in 1998.

    “I voluntarily sat out a term in 2002 until 2006,” Lucas said.

    He said the late Jim Bruce defeated Bobby Jones in that election.

  • Voters to choose mayor and council on Tuesday

    Voters in the Town of Great Falls will head to the polls on Tuesday, April 10, to decide who will serve as mayor and who will fill three council seats for the next four years.

    Great Falls elects half of its council every two years to serve four-year terms. The mayor also serves a four-year term.

    Incumbent Mayor Lee Montgomery is being challenged by former Town Councilman Dean Runion and Debra Kelly.

  • Narcotics, cash taken in pharmacy break-in

    Police are looking for two suspects in connection with a break-in at the Great Falls Pharmacy early Monday morning.

    Great Falls Pharmacy Co-owner/Pharmacist Pete Milhorn said the break-in happened around 2:53 a.m.

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice said the suspects used mechanical means to break out a front window and gain entry into the pharmacy.

    Rice said he thinks the suspects were only inside the pharmacy for a couple of minutes.