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Today's News

  • Q & U say "I do"

    The ceremony wasn’t quick. It wasn't quiet. Many people said it was quaint and some thought it was romantic, so it was in a way, quixotic, but it was certainly “q’ute.” The ceremony was the long-awaited marriage of Mr. Q and Miss U at the Academy of Teaching and Learning in Chester.

    The wedding was the brainchild of ATL kindergarten teachers Jessica Darby and Jess Doster.

  • Fort Lawn Council gets breifing on Heart and Soul

    People in the Fort Lawn community have been hearing a lot about a local initiative called “Heart & Soul.” At their August meeting, the Heart & Soul committee members gave the members of town council a briefing on just what the initiative has been doing.

    Heart & Soul committee member Sarah Stallings made the presentation to council.

    “I’ve lived in this community since 1988 so I’m well aware of the citizens that live here, and some of their needs and want,” she said.

  • County unemployment rate up during July

    After several months of steady improvement, Chester County’s unemployment rate was up in July.

    For the month, Chester’s unemployment rate was 5.0 percent, up from 4.7 percent in June. In July, the county had 12,964 employed persons, which was down by 75 from the previous month. The number of people who were unemployed, seeking work and collecting unemployment compensation rose from 645 in June to 681 in July. The total workforce, which takes into account both employed persons and those on unemployment was down slightly month-to-month to 13,645.

  • Lancaster man allegedly takes own life during traffic stop near Lockhart

    A Lancaster man wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies allegedly took his own life after law enforcement initiated a traffic stop in Union County.

    On Monday, Lloyd Michael Dove, 56, of Doster Road in Lancaster was driving a white 2006 Kia Sedona van on S.C. Highway 49 when deputies initiated a traffic stop. Deputies were advised that Dove had been named a suspect in multiple armed robberies in Monroe, NC.

  • Motorcyle wreck on Highway 903 kills Chester man

    A Chester man was killed in a motorcycle wreck on S.C. Highway 903 Tuesday morning and a Chester woman was severely injured.

    Sammy Bland, 42, died as a result his injuries, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.

    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Bland and Angela Nicole Starnes, 27, were riding along Highway 903, about six miles west of Jefferson, around 7 a.m. Tuesday when their motorcycle went off the highway and down an embankment. Both victims were thrown from the bike and neither was wearing a helmet.

  • Belk cleared by NCAA, immediately eligible

    The 2018 college football season kicks off on Saturday and so does the Gamecocks football career of Josh Belk.

  • Cycs want to party like it's 1991

    How long has it been since Chester beat Rock Hill in football? Current Cyclone Dorrien Bagley’s uncle, Antonio, set up the winning touchdown in that game with a 79-yard run. Alan Clack was a quarterback on the team…his son Whugray saw his first varsity baseball action last season for Chester.

    “Rock Hill has definitely been a thorn in Chester’s side for a while,” said Cyclones Coach Victor Floyd, noting that Chester’s last win in the series was in 1991.

  • A "Super Bowl" showdown between Devils and Lions

    It’s still going to be Friday night football, but Great Falls Coach Scotty Steen says it feels like this week’s game should be played on Sunday.

    It’s like we’re playing in the Super Bowl,” Steen said.

  • Unity, looking forward topics at school district community meeting

    It was a little bit like an old-fashioned tent meeting. There were calls for unity and talk of looking after the souls and bodies of the flock and a desire to look to the future and not dwell on the past, and when the Spirit moved her, Pastor Angela Boyd even preached a little. But the meeting wasn’t a revival, or even a gathering of the members of the Chester County Ministerial Association. It was a school board community engagement meeting.

  • Some new discoveries at Historical Society Museum

    The new windows at the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) Museum are only one of the discoveries inside the building that started life in 1914 as the local jail.

    Museum Administrator Liz Anderson said the new windows have been installed in the museum.

    “We had to take everything down and put it back up, but we managed it,” said Anderson.

    In the course of moving stuff around, Anderson said some other artifacts were unearthed that haven’t seen the light of day in a long time, if ever, but more on these later.