Today's News

  • Chester man facing life sentence on drug charge

    A Chester man is facing a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted on drug charges.
    According to a release from the office of United States Attorney Bill Nettles, Earl Glenn Jr., 30, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine by a jury. Nettles said that based on the drug weight and his former drug offenses, Glenn is facing a life sentence as a result of this conviction.
    The case was presided over by U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie. The same judge will impose a sentence in November.

  • Special guests to be honored at Jamboree

    The following people will be honored with a special ceremony during the Chester County Football Jamboree.

  • Cycs, Lions and Devils ready for jamboree

    It's an opportunity to measure progress and to get in one final tune-up before the start of the regular season. According to Lewisville coach Marvin Burke, though, his goal going into tonight's Chester County Football Jamboree is no different that his goal on any other Friday.
    "We want to win," Burke said. We want to win our quarters. That's the thing we've been preaching to the kids."

  • Made in America...what does that even mean to us anymore?

    This past week I received a note from a girlfriend of mine talking about the Diane Sawyer stories that have been going on for the past couple months on the "Made in America Challenge." As I read further through the note I realized I was one of those people.

  • What are we thinking?

    Of all the prevalent judge shows, there is a new judge on the tube whose thinking is a bit more analytical than the other judges and I like that.
    He's also had some extremely interesting cases before him that have had me literally howling in laughter or scratching the occipital region of my head and going, "What are they thinking?"

  • Memories of creeks and clay dinosaurs

    This column, dear readers, is number 52 in the "Chester Memories" series.
    One year ago when I started the series, I never would have believed that I would have a column every week in The News & Reporter for 52 weeks straight. With the blessing of Editor Travis Jenkins, I will continue this column as long as I am able. For me the mental labor of writing beats the heck out of physical labor, which I deplore. At my age I much prefer to pay young dudes to do the occasional physical work around the house and the two-acre yard.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Elderly missing man from Palmetto Village found safe

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    Chester County Sheriff officials have found the elderly man reported missing Wednesday from Palmetto Village on Center Road. Louis Smith, 64, walked away from the senior assisted living residence sometime early Wednesday morning, said Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith. Officials spent all day searching for Smith who was found around 4 p.m.

  • The time of my life...or not

    For approaching 32 years now, I have been fortunate enough to have a sister. She's bold, she's funny, she's creative...
    And she's completely nuts.
    Not nuts in the sense that she might snap one day and hurt somebody, but nuts in that she concocts odd ideas and is overly confident that they'll work out perfectly. I tried to think of a more diplomatic phrasing, but anyone who is pinning the hopes and dreams of the most important day in their life on my dancing ability...nuts fits, I think.

  • Government doesn't listen...a guest column by John Massey

    You ever have a problem that you just couldn't seem to solve? It just gnaws at you. You had talked to your friends about it for so long they just hang up the phone or hide when you go visit them, both of them. I don't really have a lot of friends, especially since I got on my high horse about this problem.
    Anyway, I haven't been working on getting this taken care of but for a little over three years now. I guess I have no patience.

  • All meetings are public

    Chester City Council will have a meeting in the near future with members of the city's Historic Preservation Commission. In May, the council voted to suspend the commission's powers, pending a review.