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Today's News

  • Filing for Richburg and Lowrys elections coming up

    Voters will go to the polls in November to elect mayors and councils in the municipalities of Lowrys and Richburg.
    On Tuesday, November 8, both towns will elect mayors and four council members, which amounts to every elected official in both municipalities.

  • "The" film festival coming in September

    Pete Stone said there is not going to be a film festival in Chester next month.
"Chester is going to have The film festival," Stone said.
    Stone, himself a filmmaker, is organizing the event, which will kick off on September 3. He said he thought a film festival would be a good way to showcase Chester's place of importance in the arts.
    "Chester has produced so many visionaries in the arts," Stone said.

  • CMS "family" gets acquainted

    Chester Middle School's administration, faculty, students and their families met earlier this week to get better acquainted. Schools throughout the district held orientation Monday for all of its more than 5,400 students who return to classes today. At Chester Middle School, Principal Cedrick Tidwell greeted parents, teachers and members of the 620-member student body as he cruised the hallways to assure that all was going smoothly. As Tidwell shook hands and welcomed sixth grade student Melissa Shugart, he asked about her favorite subject.

  • New commission formed to study courthouse issues

    A special committee will study the need to replace the roof and windows in the Chester County Courthouse.
    At the outset of Monday's Chester County Council meeting, Sarah Marion spoke on the topic of replacing the building's old windows during the public forum. Marion, who studied historic preservation and architecture in college, said she was concerned about the prospect of the building being up-fitted with vinyl windows.
    "Windows are a character defining element of a building," Marion noted.

  • Teams find positives in jamboree action

    The football pre-season is all about looking at players, figuring out how well they grasp what they've been taught and preparing for the regular season. Nobody gets a state championship trophy for winning scrimmages and jamborees. As such, the teams that came up on the losing end during Friday's Chester County Football Jamboree saw positives and the winners honed in one areas that still need to be improved.

  • Let's run through the rain

    A little girl had been shopping with her mama in Target. She must have been about four or five years old, this beautiful, red-haired, freckle-faced image of innocence.
    It was pouring outside, the kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there under the awning, just inside the door of the Target, waiting.

  • The importance of education

    We're sure that young people look at the current state of our nation's economy and wonder whether or not there will be jobs available to them when they start looking for employment. The answer in many cases, sadly, is no...unless those young people equip themselves with a good education.
    There is an amazing correlation between education, employment and wealth in this country. Basically, the better educated a person is, the better the odds that they will find a high paying job.

  • She's crazy and she's yours!

    If I had written this just a week earlier, I could have saved someone a lot of trouble.

  • On the debt

  • Handshake bonds the 'colonel' with KFC

    After an article appeared in the July 13 issue of the Great Falls Reporter telling of Homer Harmon's uncanny resemblance to Col. Harland Sanders, Richburg resident Lou Watts called the newspaper, wanting to know how to get in touch with Harmon.
    She said she read the article and had some information she wanted to share with the Harmons.