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Today's News

  • Boom time along the Gateway District
  • Sharing their blessings

    Thomas and Joyce Currence say they have been blessed each step of the way as they have set up the Mission House of Chester. They want to share those blessings.

    The two will be staging the first of what they hope will become an annual “After Thanksgiving Meal” for the community on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 627 Columbia Street.

  • Unemployment numbers mostly unchanged in October

    Chester County’s unemployment numbers were largely unchanged last month.

    For the month of October, the county’s unemployment rate stood at 5.4 percent, up from 5.3 percent the month before. The number of employed persons decreased by one, to 13,148. The number of people who were unemployed, seeking work and collecting unemployment compensation was also up, but only by 14, to 754. The total workforce number for the month, which takes into account both employed persons and those drawing unemployment, was up by 13, to 13,902.

  • Sheriff's Department requests $63,000 budget amendment

    Chester County may have no choice but to spend nearly $63,000 not currently in its budget for digital storage for the Sheriff’s Department.

  • Local players wrapping up college seasons
  • Craig among G League's leading scorers

    Technically, Torrey Craig is considered a “two-way player” who spends most of his season in the developmental G League and part of it with the NBA’s Denver Nuggets. If he keeps playing the way he is now, though, he might earn himself a one-way ticket to Denver on a full-time basis.

  • Duncan expects big improvement in year two

    The Great Falls boys basketball team should be ready for the grind of a long season…since they’ve already  had one.

    Second-year coach Jimmy Duncan had a young team last year and still has one this season, with three sophomores penciled into the starting lineup and another expected to play a lot of minutes. He had to find a way to manufacture some experience for the group, so he lined up the longest and toughest slate of summer work that he could.

  • SCHP: Good drivers or bad drivers; follow the rules

    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Corporal Gary Miller held an outside press briefing at the S.C. Welcome Center off of I-77 Tuesday to remind motorists to be careful during the holiday period and especially careful during the Thanksgiving weekend.

    Miller said the American Automobile Association (AAA) reported last year there were 1,299 collision and 16 fatalities across South Carolina; in Chester County during last year’s Thanksgiving weekend, there was one fatality. In 2014 and 2015 there two each year and in 2013 there were five, Miller said.

  • School board denies request for CHS field trip to Puerto Rico

    Concerns over conditions in Puerto Rico following the devastation caused by hurricanes lead the Chester County School Board to vote 5-2 Monday night to decline Chester High School’s request for a trip to the island in April.

    Following the approval of some other local field trips and one request for approval of a trip to New York, board member Dr. Anne Collins brought up the request for the field trip to Puerto Rico.

  • Fire at Catawba home started because of space heater

    Firefighters from Fort Lawn Richburg and Lando Fire Departments responded to a house fire at 5453 Howze Road, Catawba, at 7:43 a.m. Saturday morning. The fire was started by a space heater too close to a couch that caught the couch on fire, said Fort Lawn Fire Chief Allen Culp.