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Today's News

  • VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: PLAY OF THE WEEK, Week 8 (version 2)
  • JOBS: Money, other factors are hurdles but ethanol company CFO Long is confident

    There are a lot of challenges to bringing a 110-million gallon ethanol production facility to Chester County, as well as similar plants in three other Southeastern states, the biggest being money.

    But the principal partners of East Coast Ethanol believe they can do what needs to be done.

    John Long, a South Carolina man who lives in Irmo but farms more than a thousand acres in Newberry County, announced East Coast Ethanol’s intentions to build a plant in Chester on Tuesday. Moments after, he gave the first interview on the project to The N&R.

  • Few Clemson fans mourning Bowden departure

    The sudden departure of Clemson football coach Tommy Bowden on Monday was not surprising, nor very upsetting to some of Chester's biggest Tiger fans.

  • PHOTO SLIDESHOW: City takes step to raze Thomas and Howard

    The process of tearing down one of Chester’s biggest eyesores got a boost on Monday.

    Chester City Council took the first step toward removing the Thomas and Howard building from the downtown landscape. The council voted unanimously to begin accepting bids for the demolition of the structure.

    The building, located across from Clack’s on the railroad tracks on Lancaster Street, has been unused for many years.

  • JOBS: Council looking at 5 industrial projects

    Chester County had a big economic development announcement on Tuesday, but that is not all that is going on in recruiting new jobs.

    County Council has been discussing four “code-named” projects at meetings since August, and it is taking official action on either ordinances or resolutions related to some of those projects now.

  • Toys for Tots coming to county

    Chester County has both its share of toys and tots.

    But for the first time, some Marines will be on hand to get the former to the latter.

    The Chester County “Devil Dogs” detachment of the Marine Corps League is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to launch a Chester County operation of the successful Marine program Toys for Tots.

    The Devil Dogs, frequently seen around town in red shirts and red military-style hats, will set up collection boxes for toys at Fred’s, the Dollar General and Wal-Mart, according to Ronald Gregory of the league.

  • Patsy's Party draws crowd

    A larger than normal crowd came to the Rotary Club of Chester Tuesday afternoon.

    The club was hosting “Patsy’s Party” to raise money to help fight polio and post-polio syndrome. It was held in honor of Patsy Gladden, a long-time sufferer of polio.

    Gladden is remembered by friends as the “fiercely independent lady in the wheelchair cruising down York Street” usually with her dog.

    She was not only the public face of polio and handicapped accessibility for many years, she helped others who suffered the same affliction.

  • Lions look to bounce back against Warriors

    It's not basketball season yet, but Lewisville coach Floyd Drum really wants his to rebound this week.

    Last Friday, Lewisville lost to Chesterfield 34-0. It was the team's first region loss since 2005 and first shut-out in a region game in four years. The Lions will need some help to claim a fourth straight region title, but can still earn a favorable playoff seed with a strong finish.

    Closing with a flourish, Drum said, starts tonight by forgetting about last week and earning a win against an improved Indian Land team.

  • First place on the line as Devils face Rams

    The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward.

  • Cyclones aim to stop explosive Eagles offense

    Some people might think that with wins over Fairfield Central and Lugoff-Elgin, Chester has made it through the toughest part of the Region IV-AAA schedule and will have smooth sailing to a second straight region crown.

    Chester coach Maurice Flowers is not one of those people.

    Every team left on the schedule presents a lot of challenges and no game will be a gimme, Flowers said. The Cyclones play host to Chapin tonight and Flowers said the Eagles will give his team a battle, just as they have everyone else they've played.