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Today's News

  • CELLULOID CHESTER: Garner at it again

    A man who grew up in Chester and is trying to "extra" his way into the film business has been spotted again.

    Anthony Garner, who had a few scenes in the movie "Leatherheads," which was released last month, is now an extra in the movie "Nailed," which is filming in Columbia. A friend told him last month he had been spotted in the background of some kind of shot, shown on People.com. He doesn't think it is a publicity still, but might be a paparazzi shot.

    Still, he thinks it's cool.

  • UPDATE: Richburg fire went to another blaze after derailment

    Chester County fire officials responded to a fire in areas around the J.A. Cochran Bypass Tuesday afternoon.

    A train pulling grain cars threw off sparks that set a fire in woods behind the old Kirby Automall on the bypass. Fire officials considered evacuating apartments and houses behind the area, but that did not happen.

  • VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Chief Brown's got a brand new ride

    By tephen Guilfoyle

  • VIDEO EXCLUSIVE Chester County digs up tanks
  • Arrest reports

    We notice it sometimes comes at us in waves. And we had such a wave Monday.

    A bunch of people get arrested each week. Many of them don't want their names in the paper. They call us and tell us they were told they could keep their name out. We also used to get people asking how much it costs to keep their names out of the paper. That's actually a rather insulting question to someone in the newspaper business.

  • Washington says he is still on the job

    Great Falls Town Councilman Darryl Washington said he has not talked with Chester County Sheriff Robby Benson since he was sworn into office as a Great Falls town councilman on June 16.

    "He hasn't called me," Washington said.

    Washington is currently on military leave from the department. He began a two-week leave on June 16 and is fulfilling his military obligation at the N.C. Air National Guard base in Charlotte, N.C.

  • Stampede comes home happy

    Chester Stampede assistant coach Billy Keels said before his team's trip to New York for the Cooperstown Dreams Park tournament that people had told him to be happy if the team managed to win half of its games.

    The team must be ecstatic.

    The Stampede posted a 4-3 record during its stay in Cooperstown last week and ended up ranked among the top half of the 97 teams that competed.

    Chester began the tournament with a win, beating the Waukesha Firebirds from Wisconsin 18-5. Jake Wright had three hits while Luke Blanchett had two. Trey Keels was the winning pitcher.

  • New owner begins clean-up at No. 3 mill

    A massive clean-up effort is underway at the old J.P. Stevens Mill No. 3. Since the June 6, 2006 fire that destroyed the mill, the site has resembled a war zone with massive brick beams, charred metal and other debris covering the ground.

    The fire burned for almost seven days and destroyed the mill. Toxic fumes containing hydrochloric acid filled the air and caused half the town's residents to evacuate their homes.

  • Chester Legion team moves into first place

    Chester American Legion baseball coach Dennis Jensen called it "a pretty good week."

    It actually didn't even take a full week for the team to take control of the region race.

    Post 27 won four games in four days last week to move to 7-2 overall and to move into first place by a game-and-a-half.

    "We pitched well all week," Jensen said. "We hit the ball pretty well and got good defense when we needed it."

    The week began Monday with an 8-6 victory over Lancaster. Chris Thomas had a pair of homers to power Chester's offense.

  • Cycs look good in Kentucky tourney

    The Chester High varsity and JV football teams made strong showings this past weekend at a 7-on-7 competition at the University of Kentucky.

    Neither team won the championship, but both squads posted 5-1 records and advanced out of pool play.

    "Of course, we go to win championships," said Chester coach Maurice Flowers. "But I was very pleased. It went really well. Everybody performed well. I was proud of what we accomplished."