Today's News

  • VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Cancer walker passes through

  • PUBLIC HEARINGS: County to hold six on sales tax

    Chester County will be having several public hearings coming on many different topics, some big, some bigger, and a few minor isssues.

    One of the biggest is discussion of the 1-cent sales tax on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot. The county has announced a series of six public hearings around the county on the tax, which will be used to raise about $11 million to pay for renovations and additions to the Chester County Jail.

    The jail has been under a threat of closure for about four years, after continually failing inspections for more than 17 years.

  • PUBLIC HEARINGS: Informal hearing next week kicks off Thread Trail planning

    Some Fort Lawn area residents raised objections last week at the county council meeting to the Carolina Thread Trail, a plan for free recreational walking and biking trails that will connect 15 counties in North and South Carolina.

    Those objections have in part led to the announcement of a public forum next week to let county residents know what is going on with the Thread Trail here.

    Additional public meetings will be held in October according to Brad Jordan, Chester County Councilman and chairman of the county’s Thread Trail Steering Committee

  • PUBLIC HEARINGS: Staff changes to be discussed Tuesday

    Staff changes, including the elimination of a grants coordinator position, will be discussed at a public hearing at Chester County Council’s meeting Tuesday.

    The grants coordinator move would undo a decision County Council made last year. The position was added to the 2007-8 budget, but never filled. The budget change, for the 2008-9 budget, takes away that position’s funding and moves the money to the Probate Judge’s Office for a scanning clerk who is creating digital records.

  • CHURCH CALENDAR week of 08/29

    Bethel UMC

    • Men’s Breakfast Club meetings, 8 a.m. Sunday, social hall.

    • Fall schedule to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, with a covered dish supper.

    Brooklyn Tabernacle AME Zion

    • Homecoming, Sunday, Sept. 14. Speaker for 11 a.m. services: The Rev. Angela W. Boyd of Metropolitan AME Zion. Speaker for 2:30 p.m. service: The Rev. Franklin Kelly of Fairview AME Zion, Earl, N.C.

  • Lions and Cycs renew rivalry tonight

    Maurice Flowers has coached only one game at Chester High School and has been at the school for just three months but he's been a quick study on who his team's rivals are.

    "This Lewisville game is going to be big," Flowers said. "Everybody's going to try to play their best game because this is a big-time rivalry."

  • Devils look to bounce back against Falcons

    Great Falls beat AAAA Nation Ford last year 40-6 and the Falcons have essentially the same players back in every position as last year. While that might lead some to believe that tonight's rematch will be an easy win for the Red Devils, Great Falls coach Kenneth Schofield said it won't be.

    Last year was the first year the Falcons fielded a football team. The squad featured no seniors and none of the cohesion that playing together as a group over a period of time brings.

  • STORM SLIDESHOWThree families put out by flash flood in Chester

    At least three families have been put out by a flash flood in the city of Chester.

    Two of the homes are at the end of Steinkuhler Street, which parallels the tracks in downtown Chester. Another home is on Carr Street. A fourth home on Loomis Street had its yard flooded, but the family was able to remain inside through the night, officials say.

    Susan Wells lives in 212 Steinkuhler with her mother and brother.

  • Sometimes, the knee jerks

    We saw at Chester County Coucnil last week that some county residents are upset about the Carolina Thread Trail. Chester County is one of four counties in South Carolina and one of 15 counties overall here and in North Carolina that will be included in this massive effort.

  • 3 starving horses saved, brought here

    She doesn’t want to sound crazy, but Dana Patterson admits what she’s done to save three starving horses might very well be.

    She took out a loan to buy them. She’s already got about 10 of her own, another friend’s horse boarding on her property.

    Patterson heard about a month ago about three horses that were undernourished somewhere in Pageland, which is in Chesterfield County east of Lancaster. When she finally got a look at them, they were starving.