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Today's News

  • Union shooter had Chester ties

    The threats Kerry Brown allegedly made to the mother of his unborn child in April were a chilling prediction of what happened under a picnic shed at Foster Park Tuesday.

    “Tomorrow a lot of people’s lives, including yours, will be changed.”

  • Two crashes, one killed on I-77

    Little information was available at press time regarding two vehicle accidents on Interstate 77 in Chester County.
    Lance Cpl. Billy Elder of the S.C. Highway Patrol said a pick-up truck struck another vehicle, ran off the interstate and struck a tree around 3 p.m. Thursday. A passenger in the truck was killed.
    Elder said a second accident happened in the same vicinity shortly after the first accident.

  • Minister of music to debut gospel CD in Chester

    A Chester native with a heart for ministry, passion for singing and a desire to help others grow spiritually is inviting anyone interested to join her in making a joyful noise unto the Lord next week during her first CD's debut.
    Natashia Alford, now a resident of Laurinburg, N.C. along with her husband and three children, will perform three “simple, yet powerful” songs from her debut CD, “For It's You LORD,” on Aug. 6 in Chester Middle School Auditorium.
    Inspiration from the title comes from Alford's own testimony.

  • Whose gravesite is it? Mount Hebron Cemetery remains untamed, unclaimed

    Secluded along a heavily trafficked roadway, a historically black cemetery that no one will claim faces the risk of being forgotten and wiped out by woodland growth, prompting some concerned residents to gather, mobilize and petition for the cemetery's care.
    Question is: Whose responsibility is it to clean up?  

  • Woman files suit against sheriff and deputies

    A woman who claims she was falsely arrested, wrongfully imprisoned and assaulted in 2009 has filed a civil suit against Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith and three others.
    In July of 2009, Toni Privette, then 36, told the News & Reporter that she was parked with her car not running, waiting to meet someone who owed her money. She claims she was approached by highway patrol and sheriff's deputies and arrested for driving under the influence and driving under suspension. Privette had a previous DUI conviction.

  • Chester Middle principal has "vested interest and responsibility in community"

    Cedrick Tidwell says he's ready for the challenges he faces as the new principal of Chester Middle School. During the past 12 years, Tidwell has served as a classroom teacher and assistant principal at the high school level but he realizes the challenges of working with middle school students is unchartered territory he has to conquer.

  • Status report shows increase in economic projects, visits

    An Economic Development Status Report shows an uptick in the number of project referrals and site visits for Chester County.
    The report was prepared by Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Parker and County Business Retention and Expansion Manager Hal Stone. The report recaps totals for 2010, noting that there were 48 project referrals with a total of eight site visits. Nineteen of those projects fall under the heading of manufacturing/distribution.

  • Bellavance elected to Fort Lawn council seat

    In the final tally and certification of the Fort Lawn special election, Councilman-elect Al Bellavance advanced with two additional votes to defeat former Mayor Charles “Clif” Ferguson 36 votes to 29.

  • Lewisville Lions are getting an early start

    They will be one of the first teams to play a game this season and they will be the first in the county to hit the practice field.
    The Lewisville Lions open the season on August 19, a week before the majority of schools in the state kick things off. And while Chester and Great Falls will begin practices on Monday, the Lions will start  this morning, hoping to build on the momentum of a good summer.

  • Despite defections, Devils have good summer

    The Great Falls Red Devils football team had a good summer.
    "Good in every way we can control," said head coach Kenneth Schofield.
    Like nearly every team these days, Great Falls hit the field for 7-on-7 work. Though the team is always "run first" in its Wing-T offense, the Red Devils did well, going 11-0-1 in the competitions.
    "We did that last year," Schofield said.