Today's News

  • Lando developer wants Montrose zoning

    The group behind Lando Village, a large scale housing development with a commercial area to be built around the old town of Lando, has requested that project be given the same zoning that Montrose Plantation received.

    A new zoning classification called the Economic Development District was created in 2006 for Montrose.

    Montrose, a 6,300-acre multi-purpose development intended to bring more than 8,000 homes, a large commercial district and two world-class golf courses on Rocky Creek, was announced by developer Mel Graham in October, 2006.

  • Masked men break into Richburg home, terrorize family

    No one was seriously injured but a Richburg family was terrorized early Tuesday morning when masked men broke into their home and repeatedly pistol-whipped a middle-aged grandfather before tying him up and locking him and other family members in a bathroom.

    The masked men also threatened a 1-year-old child in the home, said Lt. Scott Thompson of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office.

    Thompson leads the county SWAT team, which responded to the incident.

  • Chester DEU talks to DEA about marijuana busts

    Chester County drug agents met with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency Tuesday, hoping that the county’s latest discovery of huge fields of marijuana, as well as the arrests in the case, might lead the agency to take over the case.

    Deputy Lt. Scott Thomp-son said the meeting was the first step in what is generally a long process.

    An arrest in York County led drug agents to eight fields of marijuana. The field had previously been harvested, Thompson said.

  • PURPLE HEART: Messer family wants truth

    Shelby Messer still wears a U.S. Army “Army of One” t-shirt. She wears it for her son Charlie Messer, a soldier wounded in war, who was killed in a car crash Dec. 22, 2007.

    Charlie volunteered, joined the army, and went to war in Iraq. He was wounded June 15, 2007.

    Shelby needs closure. The truth will give it to her. But the truth of what happened that day isn’t currently available.

    Charlie’s family believes he was injured in combat that day and should get the Purple Heart.

  • County to join Great Falls' lawsuit against commission over Mill No. 2

    Chester County will soon be suing Chester County.


    County Council voted Monday night to join the Town of Great Falls’ lawsuit against the Forfeited Land Commission.

    The commission has voted to sell Republic Mill No. 2 to a Virginia man, who wants to redevelop the mill to house furniture and antique car restoration businesses. Great Falls officials now prefer a new proposal for the mill from a group that wants to turn it into a senior living center with hotel spaces and conference center.

  • Mill No. 2 issue getting litigious

    We don’t think anybody could have been surprised the town of Great Falls has gone to court to stop the sale of the Republic Mill No. 2.

  • Chester tunes up for season

    Chester's jamboree action on Friday and Saturday was a final tune-up for this week's season opener. It was also a chance for Chester coach Maurice Flowers to ensure that he didn't repeat a mistake.

    With Cyclones starting quarterback Tony McNeal nursing a minor hip injury, Flowers decided to start projected JV starter Tevin Worthy in Friday's action against Broome.

    "It was pretty amazing," said Flowers. "Tevin had never started a game at quarterback. He was a receiver last year."

  • Lions fall in jamboree action

    On Friday, Lewisville got hit by "two bombs" but the damage on Saturday was inflicted a bit more slowly.

    The Lions fell in jamboree action to Eau Claire and York in the final two pre-season encounters for the team.

    Lewisville fell to to Eau Claire by a 14-0 score. Lewisville coach Floyd Drum said his team played well on defense with the exception of two plays.

    "They got us with a couple of long bombs," Drum said. "It was a fly pattern both times."

    Drum said his offense struggled against the Shamrocks, failing to score and not moving the ball wall in general.

  • Devils come up just short

    The Great Falls Red Devils could smell the goal-line, they just couldn't quite get across it.

    A pair of jamboree match-ups netted two close contests for the Devils but no trips to the end zone.

    On Friday, Great Falls battled two-time defending AA state champion Cheraw, falling 14-0. The Devils, at one point, drove inside the Cheraw 10.

    "We scored twice, but they didn't count," said coach Kenneth Schofield. "We were at their one and scored, but it was called back on a penalty."

  • SLED-led warrant sweep nets 48 people on 55 warrants here

    A major warrant sweep effort in Chester and Fairfield counties helped local agencies make arrests in a recent homicide and a severe beating case.

    SLED announced the warrant sweep on Tuesday, calling it Operation 21 Clean Sweep. The effort ran June 16 through Aug. 1.

    The State Law Enforcement Division has been working with the Chester County Sheriff’s Department, the Chester Police Department and agencies in Fairfield County on several gang and drug-related warrants.