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Today's News

  • County emergency agencies take part in hazardous material transpo exercise

    Chester County Emergency Management Deputy Director Ed Darby’s presentation to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) was full of acronyms like ARFF, PPE, HAZMAT and HMEP. What sounded like a confusing collection of letters actually told the story of an important training exercise in Chester County.

  • Request Denied

    The Chester County School District says a chart of 10 locations it considered for a potential workforce and development center is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and has denied a News & Reporter attempt to obtain the document.

  • Meeting on school district's future draws comments from the public

    Note: Fresh from the defeat of a bond referendum on the career and workforce center and school maintenance, the Chester County School District held a special called meeting recently to talk with citizens abut the future of the district and where they go from here since the referendum was voted down. This is Part One of a report on that meeting.

     

  • Community pitches in to help neighbor

    On May 21, high winds, lightning and heavy rains visited Chester County. The home of Louise Dixon on Walker Street in Chester was damaged when a tree knocked down by high winds blew onto her house and damaged her front porch.

    Dixon was quoted in a Facebook post saying she puts all her trust in the Lord. When it comes to getting the damage repaired and the debris hauled away, she said at the time, “I’m waiting on Jesus.”

  • County ready to move on 1814

    For the time being, nothing is publicly known about the company behind the economic development code name “1814” but that could apparently change soon.

  • City still weighing courtroom security request

    The Chester County School District says a chart of 10 locations it considered for a potential workforce and development center is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and has denied a News & Reporter attempt to obtain the document.

  • Currence puts Heart (& Soul) into new job

    When you go to the Fort Lawn Community Center to talk to Robin Currence about her new role as the Community Heart & Soul project coordinator, she, typical for Currence, pulls in a group of H&S committee members to share the limelight (and the interview) with her, and what is usually a reporter’s worst nightmare, interview by committee, becomes an insight into the way Currence works – every thing, every decision and every action is a joint effort.

  • School board gets briefing on safety

    Chester County School District Chief Operations Officer Jeff Gardner stepped up to the podium at the June school board meeting to deliver his last operations report. Gardner retired at the end of this school year. The focus of his final report was an update on school safety. Later in the meeting, the board discussed the same topic, in light of the proviso that was included in the S.C. state budget for additional SROs.

  • Suspect in '09 Great Falls murder back in jail

    The suspect in a 2009 murder case who fled the state before his court date was caught in Baltimore last month and extradited to Lancaster.
    According to Baltimore City District Court records, Montrez Michael Clark, 28, was arrested June 12 on a fugitive warrant. He was booked at the Lancaster County Detention Center on June 22.
    Clark was charged, along with four others, in the murder of Lamario Demond Ford of Great Falls in 2009. Ford was found beaten and shot inside of a Cunningham Street home on March 31, 2009.

  • City True Value helps Hawthorne "Paint a Brighter Future"

    The future at Hawthorne Christian Academy in Chester will be a littler bit brighter, or at least their walls will, thanks to City True Value.

    Hawthorne was chosen recently by City True Value as the recipient of a corporate “Painting a Brighter Future” paint grant that gives them 30 gallons of free paint in their choice of color, to improve the look of their school. According to the list of the 2018 Painting a Brighter Future winners on the True Value Foundation website, Hawthorne is the only school in South Carolina to receive the painting grant this year.