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Today's News

  • Meth charges dropped

    Despite a positive field test during an arrest in June, charges of trafficking in methamphetamine will be dropped against three Chester County residents.

    The three were charged after being arrested in a car containing what Great Falls Police believed to be a large quantity of meth. A test at the State Law Enforcement Division of “rocks” recovered showed them to have no controlled substances, however.

  • Fort Lawn man with two rape convictions held for evaluation as sexual predator

    A Fort Lawn man twice convicted of rape is in the Chester County Detention Center awaiting a mental evaluation that might lead to his classification as a sexual predator.

    Kenneth Jerome White, 40, of 5773 Willowbrook Road, Fort Lawn, turned himself in Aug. 6 and will be held there until the evaluation is done by the state Department of Mental Health.

  • CHURCH CALENDAR week of 08/15

    Antioch Baptist

    Revival concludes at 7 p.m. tonight with the Rev. Rodney Adams of Big Calvary.

    Armenia UMC

    Lay Leadership Committee meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

    Bethel AME Zion

    Revival, 2 p.m. Sunday.

    Bethel UMC

    • Board of Trustees meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, church parlor.

    • Chester Regional Nursing Center birthday party, 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.

    • Men’s Breakfast Club meetings, 8 a.m. Aug. 31, social hall.

    Bethlehem Baptist

  • State wants to develop rail plan

    A statewide rail plan announced Wednesday may assist in economic development, a local railroad official said.

    The S.C. Public Railways, a division of the Department of Commerce, announced Wednesday that it has picked a consultant to "research and develop a statewide rail plan for South Carolina."

  • Longtime mayor's friendly words added to back-to-school poster

    Some simple words from the Richburg Mayor John Boyd McCrorey were put on a poster a few weeks before his death.

    McCrorey, mayor of the Chester County town for more than 40 years, helped people sign up to use the town’s park over the years.

    Count Me ‘N’ To Do The Right Thing, a youth group in the Richburg area, held a back to school event at the Richburg Park Saturday, Aug. 2.

  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATEGreat Falls man dead after collision

    A Great Falls man was killed around 6:10 p.m. Wednesday after a collision with a tractor trailer truck hauling a large cement slab.ee

    The collision happened on S.C. Highway 200 in the Mitford Community about 4 miles from Great Falls.ee

    According to Fairfield County Coroner Joe Silvia, Timothy B. Scoggins, 50, of 3134 Knucklehead Drive, was driving a 2000 black two-door Chevrolet Blazer that collided with the truck.

    Scoggins was wearing a seatbelt. Silvia said Scoggins died of massive head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE Great Falls man dead after collision

    A Great Falls man was killed around 6:10 p.m. Wednesday after a collision with a tractor trailer truck hauling a large cement slab.ee

    The collision happened on S.C. Highway 200 in the Mitford Community about 4 miles from Great Falls.ee

    According to Fairfield County Coroner Joe Silvia, Timothy B. Scoggins, 50, of 3134 Knucklehead Drive, was driving a 2000 black two-door Chevrolet Blazer that collided with the truck.

    Scoggins was wearing a seatbelt. Silvia said Scoggins died of massive head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • BREAKING NEWS Richburg man killed Tuesday night when truck overturns

    A Richburg man was killed Tuesday night when his pickup truck overturned in the Richburg area.

    The 38-year-old man was ejected from his 1978 Ford and killed, according to Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin. No other cars were involved.

    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said the man was Steven Andrew McGarity, 38, of 1930 Old Mill Road, Richburg. McGarity was thrown about 15 to 20 feet from his truck by the collision.

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