Today's News

  • Feeding the town
  • Fort Lawn named "Heart and Soul" community

    A couple of days before Thanksgiving, in addition to any other blessings they may have, the Fort Lawn community really has something to be thankful for.

    Fort Lawn is one of the first two communities in the southeast to be designated as a “Heart & Soul” community and has been asked by the Vermont-based Orton Family Foundation and their local partner the J. Marion Sims Foundation out of Lancaster to participate in the Heart & Soul community initiative.

  • Update:Fatal shooting reported overnight on Saluda Street

    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker has released the name of the victim of the Thursday night Saluda Street shooting. The victim is Enkee Drequon Pendergrass, 22, of Chester.

    Chester police are asking for information related to the incident that occurred about 11 p.m. Thursday night on Saluda Street near Foote Street. Residents who live near the area reported hearing a number of gunshots around 11:30 and seeing what looked like a manhunt by police a short time later.

  • News & Reporter office hours, deadlines changing for Thanksgiving week

    Because of next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, the News & Reporter will be closed on Thursday and Friday. The deadline for obituaries will also be altered next week. Obituaries for Wednesday’s paper should be to the News & Reporter office by 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The obituary deadline for Friday’s paper is Wednesday at 1 p.m. All church news for Friday’s paper should be to our office by Tuesday at 1 p.m. All deadlines and office hours will return to normal the following week.

  • CMD customers on some streets will see higher bills this month

    The Chester Metropolitan District has sent out a release that states customers on some streets in Chester will see a higher than normal bill for November.

    According to the release, due to circumstances surrounding their meter replacement project, a portion of the bills with a billing date on or near Nov. 17 will show 41 days of water usage instead of the normal 30 days.

  • Councilwoman wants properties committee folded

    Chester City Council reinstated committees earlier this year but one member of council would like to see at least one of them disappear.

  • At Veterans Dinner, Maj. General McCoy honors those who served

    In the course of his keynote speech at the Eat with the Veterans Dinner, Maj. General Gary McCoy asked, “What is America’s Greatest Generation?”

    His answer was, “When it comes to America’s greatest generation, I say it is the generation that is serving in the military at that time. It wasn't just the generation that served in WWI, WWII or others. The great generation is those that served at the time that their nation asked them to serve.”

  • Stuart briefs Richburg Town Council

    Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart provided a briefing at their November meeting to the members of Richburg Town Council (following their swearing-in ceremony) on some issues facing the county.

    Stuart spoke first about the planned housing subdivision that developers want to locate off of S.C. Highway 901 (Edgeland Road). The project is 830 single-family homes, averaging about 6,000 sq. ft. and with prices of $200,000 and up.

  • Too many tests?

    If a person looked at the Chester County School District testing calendar, they might well think students are taking too many tests. Chief Instructional Officer Dena Dunlap presented the testing calendar to the Chester County School Board members at their October meeting. Some of the board members commented that they thought the students were taking a lot of tests.

    “The state Department of Education feels that we need to be doing testing,’” said Dunlap.

  • Doomsday Scenario

    While most of its citizens went on about their business without knowing it, Chester County, along with most of the United States, was hit with a simulated cyber attack-fueled power outage Wednesday as part of the “Grid X” or “GridEx” preparedness exercise. While Chester County citizens worked, played, slept or were in school or commuting, county government representatives were planning what they would do in the event the attack and power outage became real and not just simulated.