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Today's News

  • Getting their kicks

    For the past two years, it's almost seemed like a contradiction in terms to refer to the Chester Cyclones as a football team, since they demonstrated very little in the way of "foot."

  • Cycs host Byrnes, South Pointe and Marlboro on Tuesday

    Chester coach Maurice Flowers said he wanted a rugged pre-season to prepare his team for the tough regular season schedule it will play.

    He got it.

  • Wrestling legend Nikita Koloff in Chester tonight

    If he was recognizable to folks who run a camel-renting business in Jordan, it's a pretty safe bet that Nikita Koloff will be recognized by wrestling fans in Chester.

    Koloff, once known as "The Russian Nightmare" will make a pair of appearances in Chester in the next few days. He'll be laying down the smack at the APW Arena tonight and laying down the gospel at the Together as One Church on Sunday morning.

  • Bye Bye Bye

    The opinions of local coaches on an in-season bye week are varied. Depending on who you ask, a bye is either a welcome chance to recover from the bumps and bruises of a long season or a bothersome disruption to a routine.

  • Richburg house fire might be arson

    A fire forced a Richburg area couple to flee their home and the State Law Enforcement Division is helping the Chester County Sheriff’s Office investigate the case as a possible arson.

    The Lando and Richburg fire departments were the original departments called to the scene, which is on Silverbrook Road off Lizzy Melton Road outside Richburg.

    Observers said the deck was on fire.

    The Richburg Fire Department was out at the scene as late as 2:20 p.m. Thursday, assisting the investigators.

  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE II: Fire damages solicitor's Lancaster office

    The Sixth Circuit Solicitor's Office in Lancaster burned early Thursday morning, putting Lancaster's court system under fire for the second time in a week.

    Authorities are already calling this fire suspicious.

    A passerby called in the fire at 4:14 a.m., Lancaster Fire Department Chief Chris Nunnery said. The fire department arrived two minutes later to find heavy fire at the door of the office. The blaze damaged four other lawyers’ offices in the same brick building on West Dunlap Street, in the shadow of the charred Lancaster County Courthouse.

  • G.F. police chase suit in court this week

    A lawsuit against the Town of Great Falls has gone to trial this week in Fairfield County.

    A motorcyclist chased by Great Falls Police in 2003 filed the suit against the police department, claiming a town police officer struck his bike and injured him. The town may learn Thursday evening the outcome of the lawsuit.

    A police report of the 2003 incident said the officer was chasing the motorcycle, which struck the police car.

    The original court documents list Derrick McCrorey and Kishina McCrorey as plaintiffs in the case against the town.

  • Dodging bullets?

    We attended a special committee meeting two weeks ago. This committee had its best attendance ever when we attended. At the same time, many people who are supposed to be attending those meetings were not present.

    The committee was created by federal law beginning in the 80s. The Chester County committee has been trying to get an active group going for years. Other counties have the exact same responsibility and have not even begun to form one of their own.

  • Lions hit field, Playstation

    The start of Lewisville's five-day football camp was a star-studded affair, with appearances made by Cullen Harper, James Davis and DaQuan Bowers.

    None of the Clemson stand-outs were actually on campus, but they did appear on a TV screen in the gymnasium that the Lions are calling home this week.

  • Defending upperstate champion Devils begin practice

    The team's mascot is still a fierce looking Red Devil, but the Great Falls football team will carry another emblem this year as well.

    A bullseye.

    Being the defending upperstate champions will undoubtedly make the team a target every time it takes the field. The Devils will also feature 16 seniors on the squad this year, which only adds to the perception that they are the team to beat.