Today's News

  • BREAKING SPORTS NEWS: Devils bounce back with win

    On Senior Night, the Great Falls baseball team had a senior step up.

    With the Red Devils and Lewisville Lions tied at 6-6 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Kyle Heffner blasted a two-run walk off homer to give his team an 8-6 win.

    Heffner said he wanted to contribute to a win, having struck out to end Friday night's Lewisville-Great Falls game, a Lions win.

  • BREAKING SPORTS NEWS: Lions down Devils

    Lewisville knocked off Great Falls in baseball action on Friday night.

    Lewisville took a 2-0 lead in the first with a 2-run shot by Edward Thompson. The Lion went up 3-0 in the second with an RBI single from Trevor Hudson.

    Great Falls tied the game with 3 runs in the fifth inning, but Lewisville's Kody Kirkland had an RBI double in the home half of the inning to give his team a 4-3 lead, which stood as the final score of the game.

    Brendan Van Nostrand picked up the win with a complete game effort.

    The two teams meet Saturday night at 7 at Great Falls.

  • Missing man's body ID'd; family to hold service Thursday

    No cause of death has yet been established for a man missing for almost a year whose bones were found in the woods near Gayle Mill Village.

    As OnlineChester.com first reported Friday, dental records allowed forensic examiners in Newberry to positively identify the remains of Antonio Lowery, 30,, according to the Sheriff’s Office and Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker.

    Lowery had been missing since May 4, when he visited one of his sisters. Some children building a fort in the woods came upon his remains April 14.

  • MY VIEW: Want a new drug? Drink up!

    Finally. Some good news. They found drugs in our water. That might sound crazy to you, but I can't help it. I've been drinking the water.

    In case you missed it, our federal government, vigilant as always, released a study a few weeks back showing that traces of a wide range of pharmaceutical drugs have been found in the public water supplies of millions of Americans in cities from coast to coast. Officials were quick to say that the drugs are present in minute amounts and shouldn't be harmful to the public.

  • UPDATE: High School football championship moved

    The S.C. High School League on Wednesday voted to hold the state championship game in Clemson this coming season. If you missed it, Sports Editor Travis Jenkins discussed the issue last week in his column, still available on at OnlineChester.com. Read it here

    The Chester High School Cyclones and Great Falls High Red Devils both played in the state championship games this past season.

  • City won't change parking

    Chester County spent some time debating what the official message should be on entryway signs into the county before deciding on "Welcome to Chester County, Preserving the Past, Planning for the Future."

    City Councilman George W. Caldwell jokingly suggested a sign slogan for the city at Monday's meeting of the council.

    "Welcome to Chester: You'll get a parking ticket here," Caldwell said.

    For the second straight meeting, the council discussed whether or not to continue with the practice of ticketing people who park in downtown for more than two hours.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Health grants have many dancing

    By Stephen Guilfoyle


    Three different groups of Chester students danced and performed and demonstrated last week as the Chester Healthcare Foundation announced its third cycle of grants since last year.

    More than half a million dollars will go to 27 projects to help improve the health of Chester County residents.

    Some of the students demonstrate what they are doing with grants already awarded, while the others demonstrated what they will do with the grant they received April 8.

  • Mother still praying for daughter

    They aren't the partners they once were, Martha Worthy says,.

    But she still wants the community to keep praying for her daughter, her miracle daughter.

    Markita Worthy turned 32 Wednesday.

    It isn't a big deal for many people, but it's big for Martha, because it's 30 more years than doctors ever gave her daughter to live.

    Markita has struggled with medical conditions her whole life, some so rare it took doctors a while to diagnose her.

    But she's trying her best, despite some lingering problems, to make a life for herself.

  • KEEPIN' ON IN EAST CHESTER: Good ol' timey gospel music, served Sundays

    They say if you want to hear good singing during revival time, you must come to a Chester church.

    They say nobody sings during revival like Chester and that is OK, but what do you do during non-revival time? Where do you go on an everyday, ordinary Sunday to hear that "good" singing? Or do you just wait another year for the next revival time?

    Sundays are not just for hearing a sermon but for collective participation in song.

  • LANDFILL UPDATE: Mixed reactions to landfill proposal

    Chester City Council is thrilled about a proposal to waive fees at the landfill for dilapidated housing and large mills. But two members of the county's Solid Waste Advisory Council have expressed some concerns, one about the timing of the proposal and the other about whether it can fit the plan the waste council has been developing for almost a year.

    The county landfill is now a transfer station for household-type solid waste but also a construction and demolition debris landfill. The county has four Free Trash Days a year for county residents.