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Today's News

  • Pre-season schedules set

    Two of Chester County's three high schools open their seasons three weeks from today. Because of that, the scrimmage schedule gets off to an early start.
    Chester begins its season on August 19 against Abbeville. The pre-season starts next week, though. Chester will be at Union County High at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Next Saturday, the Cyclones will be at Laurens High School for a multi-team scrimmage which starts at 9 a.m. The following week, Chester will play host to Hillcrest on Aug 9 and then participate in the third Annual Chester County Football Jamboree.

  • This logic versus dis-logic, or food for thought

    I truly do value the ability to think, both analytically and critically, as without this component to one's psychological make-up, the world will be waiting with glee on us to be led around versus becoming leaders in our own right.
    Without this, we will stand up for little but will fall for any and everything and will unwittingly make sense out of nonsense and accept fact for fiction and fiction for fact.

  • Enos' tale number seven: California Bound (continued)

    "After supper, my musician buddy and me walked back to the tire store and bought a good new tire.  We had gotten a free supper and $2 from the priest. Not bad for two hobos who were not even Catholic. 

  • Church Calendar For Friday, July 29, 2011

    Anointed Church of God
    • Chinese auction, Saturday. Selections will be made at 11 a.m., auction begins at noon. Call 377-4605 for details.
    • Church is at 238 Gadsden St. Sunday school at 9 a.m., devotion at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Bible study, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays.

    Antioch Baptist
    Youth Day, 11 a.m. Sunday. Brother Eugene Ku, member of First Wesleyan Church, Rock Hill, will speak. Everyone invited.

    Armenia Baptist

  • One last dive!

    Those refreshing days of dipping and diving into the Wylie Park Pool are almost over, but before it ends, city officials invite the community to come out, swim safely and stay cool.
    The Chester City Parks & Recreation Department has announced three days of weekly specials to help residents enjoy the city pool during the last part of summer, said Director Jack Sink.
    “We have Two-for-one-Tuesdays, Throwback-Thursdays and Glorious Sundays,” Sink said. “It's another opportunity for everybody to come out and enjoy the pool.”

  • Historic commission ordinance changes pass first reading

    The City of Chester's Historic Commission has yet to have its powers reinstated, but some changes to the group's rules, procedures and guidelines are close to being changed.

  • County jobless rate jumps to 17.2 percent

    After a period of slow decline, the unemployment rate in Chester County has begun to climb again, jumping up in June.
    In April, the rate was down to 15.6 percent, the lowest it had been in some time. Initial reports showed a rise to 16.2 percent in May, but that was later adjusted upward to 16.4 percent. In June, the unemployment rate surged to 17.2 percent, fifth highest in the state.

  • Robotics 4-H day camp "a lot of fun"

    Friends, Jackson Rains, Chandler Fowler and Jacob Rains, spent last Tuesday morning learning what it takes to program and operate a robot. A robotics 4-H day camp at the Clemson Extension Office was filled with 21 eager-to-learn boys and girls who showcased their finished projects on Tuesday afternoon to members of the Chester County Rotary Club.
    Jackson, 10 and Chandler and Jacob, both 12, affectionately named their RoverBot, “Tank-Bot.” Jackson said his team spent about five hours working on this robot.
    “It's not very easy,” Jacob said.

  • Power outage caused by fallen tree

    An almost century old Oak tree was to blame for residents in the south Chester area losing their electricity around 8 a.m. Monday morning.
    Duke Energy District Manager Rick Jiran said 445 customers were affected by the outage.
    The fallen tree blocked the road, broke a utility pole and several cross arms and knocked out three spans of wire. It also knocked down a transformer. Utility lines crossed the four-lane highway.

  • Multiple arrests made in break-ins

    Thirteen people have been arrested for a series of Chester County break-ins.
    "The Chester County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that the two criminal groups that have been terrorizing the Richburg, Lando and Edgemoor areas...have been apprehended," said a release from Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith.