Today's News

  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS: OnlineChester.com previews Chester County football

    OnlineChester.com premieres this season's football preview videos.

    Click on our sports tab above and look at our headline list to the right to see the preview of the team you love – or the team you love to hate.

    All the county's teams had some kind of championship last year and hope to exceed what they accomplished last year. The sights and sounds of preseason practice, from the coaches' whistles to the thump of an unexpected kicker, we've got it all.

  • Big plays highlight Lewisville scrimmage

    There were some good plays and some bad plays for the Lewisville Lions in the teams first scrimmage on Friday.

    "It was pretty much what you expect for the first time out," said Lewisville coach Floyd Drum.

    Four teams were involved in the action, with Ridge Spring-Monetta, Andrew Jackson and Buford on hand. Each team's offense faced each team's defense on a 40-yard field.

  • Chester shows flashes in Laurens scrimmage

    Chester coach Maurice Flowers said his team was like a flash bulb on Saturday.

    "There were times when we shined," Flowers said. "There were some flashes of brilliance, but we weren't consistent at all."

    Chester hit the field at Laurens Saturday for its first live scrimmage of the 2008 season and demonstrated some areas of strength and some areas that need improving.

  • BREAKING NEWS Forfeited Land Commission gets new lawyers as well for mill suit

    By Stephen Guilfoyle


    A new law firm will represent the Chester County Forfeited Land Commission in the Republic Mill No. 2 matter, The N&R learned Monday.

    In June, Great Falls Town Attorney Brian Grier recused himself from representing the town in the mill matter because a partner in his law firm, Milton Hamilton, is the chief counsel for the commission. The town and commission are at odds over how to dispose of the mill.

  • Great Falls man, 85, dies Sunday from accident in Lancaster County two weeks ago

    By Stephen Guilfoyle


    An 85-year-old man from Great Falls died Sunday from injuries he sustained when the car he was driving collided with an ambulance July 26 in Lancaster County.

    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the collision occurred at 9:18 p.m. on S.C. Highway 200 about 2.7 miles south of Lancaster.

    The Great Falls man was driving a 2003 four-door Ford, according to Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson of the patrol. He was wearing his seat belt.

  • Great Falls meets with county officials, Montrose planners; votes to hire waste water engineer

    Great Falls Town Council voted Thursday to hire an engineer to assist the town with its waste water operations.

    The council met behind closed doors for three hours with two county officials and representatives of the company that designed the master plan for Montrose Plantation, the 6,300-acre development planned for Chester County on both sides of Interstate 77 south of Richburg.

    "We uncovered we needed an engineer to assist with our waste water treatment plant," Town Attorney Brian Grier said Friday.

  • Coach's high-tech tool gauges the heat

    When Al Shuford is asked, “Is it hot enough for you,” he can actually provide an answer.

    Shuford, who has been on the staff at Lewisville High School as an athletics trainer since January, has a high-tech tool to aid him in keeping football players safe in the sometimes dangerous heat.

  • Chester holding school bash

    The City of Chester Parks and Recreation Department will welcome a new school year and say goodbye to summer on Saturday with the second annual “Back to School Bash.”

    The event was a success last year and Recreation Director Jack Sink hopes this year’s will be as well.

    “We’re just going to have a fun day,” Sink said. “It’s going to be a big cook-out for the whole community.”

    Sink said the event is geared toward school-age children, but all are invited.

  • '... to God and my country' -- Former Chester resident honored for 80 years with Boy Scouts

    Louis Warmoth believes Boy Scouting builds men.

    In his more than 80 years with the organization, beginning with a troop in Chester County, he has served as an example to thousands of young Scouts. Recently, he was honored by the Henry Shelor District for his services. At the same meeting where he was honored, Sumter’s American Legion Post 15 pledged $20,000 to the Boy Scouts and presented a check for $5,000 as the first installment.

    Post 15 has been supporting the Scouts for just three years longer than Warmoth.

  • CHURCH CALENDAR week of 08/08

    Antioch Baptist

    Revival, Aug. 10-15. Morning services at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Ferlin Feaster of The Holy Place. The Rev. Fred Murphy Jr. of Outpouring Ministries will speak at the 2:30 p.m. service. Services begin at 7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Speaker for the week will be the Rev. Rodney Adams of Big Calvary.

    Armenia Baptist