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Today's News

  • Former city finance director facing wire fraud indictment

    A former City of Chester employee was indicted this week on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

  • Thomas comes full circle

    Chloe Thomas’ softball career really began at a tryout for a travel ball team in Cherokee County. It will likely end in the same location.

    Thomas, a senior pitcher at Lewisville High School, signed to Thursday to play softball at Limestone College in Cherokee.

    Thomas actually grew up playing baseball with many of her male friends. At a certain point, her father Jerry (Lewisville’s head softball coach) told her she needed shift over to softball. She immediately knew it was what she wanted to spend the rest of her days as an athlete playing.

  • Belk will be all he can be

    With Lewisville being in the playoffs, Josh Belk never knows when his last game will be in a Lions uniform. Even so, he knows when his last high school game will be.

    Last week, Belk was officially presented with his U.S. Army All-American jersey during a ceremony at the school. He knew the honor was coming, having been officially selected to participate in the Army All-American Bowl earlier this year. Still, he said it was an honor to officially be able to put the jersey on.

  • Lions, Trojans battle for trip to upperstate finals

    The road for the Lewisville Lions to the state title game this year has been, well, the road.

    For the third straight week, the Lions will be the visitors as they travel tonight to face off against Ridge Spring-Monetta for a third round playoff battle.

    “Not only are we on the road, every trip we’ve had has been at least two hours, including this one,” said Coach Will Mitchell.

  • Plea deal struck in eight-year-old shooting death

    Eight years after they were arrested in connection with a Chester County shooting death, two men finally reached plea deals last week.

    The incident, which dates back to September of 2009, started in the City of Chester and the shooting happened just outside the city limits.

    According to incident reports, the Chester City Police Department and the Chester County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting incident about 3:15 a.m. on a Sunday morning that was in progress in the parking lot of a store at the intersection of Pinckney and Center Streets.

  • CCSD: Not where we want to be with ACT, but getting there

    The S.C. Department of Education released the statewide results for the ACT college readiness test recently. Results for Chester County schools show the district has made progress, but is not yet where they want to be.

    The ACT is taken by all eleventh grade high school students in the spring of the 2016-2017 school year.

    District-level ACT results show in 2017 Chester County had 344 students taking the test; in 2016, it was 319.

    Average scores for each subject area tested: English 16.4; Math 17.4; Reading 17.5 and Science 18.0.

  • Speakers honor service of vets at County ceremony

    It was a patriotic day. Service dress or dress uniform was the order of the day for some. Patriotic music was both played and sung. Red white and blue were the colors of the day and like at many old-fashioned celebrations, speechifying from local officials was in the air. It was Veterans Day in Chester County.

    Many local dignitaries found their way to the podium at the Chester County War Memorial building to express their appreciation to the veterans, the ones who stood with them at home and the ones who are standing no more.

  • Public gets details on Edgeland residential development

    The builders and engineers of a planned residential development off of S.C. Highway 901, Edgeland Road, in Chester County held a community planning meeting recently to share some details about the project.

    Representatives of LGI Builders and Bohler Engineering met with members of the public in the first community town hall meeting at the Gateway Conference Center.

    At the meeting, developers presented the conceptual plan for the Edgeland property and listened to community concerns and feedback.

  • City catching up on past due audits

    There may be some bad news included when the City of Chester’s actual audit is delivered in the coming weeks, but there are two pieces of good news associated with the audit.

    At Monday’s regular meeting of Chester City Council, Councilwoman Angela Douglas announced that there was something positive to share and asked Human Resources Director Carla Roof (who is also handling day-to-day operations of City Hall in the absence of an administrator) to deliver the news.

  • County honors "Real Heroes"

    “Chester has got some real heroes.”

    That’s what U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman told the crowd at the Chester County War Memorial building during the Veterans Day ceremony. Norman handed out some Congressional Challenge Coins (especially to Press Roberts, who was the oldest veteran at the observance) and had his picture made with the veterans so their names could be formally entered into the Congressional Record. Before that, Norman provided the keynote speech in a day filled with patriotic speeches.