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Today's News

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Taste of Spring was successful

    To the Editor:

    We would like to thank those who attended our first Taste of Spring Home and Garden Tour. Thank you to The Potting Shed Garden Club for co-sponsoring this event with us.

    A special note of appreciation to Vivian Ayers Allen, Jim and Gloria McGee and Jack and Beatrice Young for providing the homes and gardens on the tour.

    We are most appreciative of the volunteers who assisted the owners of the homes on tour: Betty Sue Bagley, Coleystein Beane, Irene Carayannis, Judith Hare, Suzanne Hunter, Jean Little and Martha Taylor.

  • Great Falls, Chester libraries to host e-parenting workshops

    \The Chester County Library and the Great Falls Community Library are holding free E-Parenting workshops from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday. The workshops will introduce parents to social networking sites such as myspace.com, xanga.com, facebook.com and others. Parents will also be given the opportunity to sign up for free e-mail accounts and to sign up for these sites as well. By signing up for these sites, parents will be able to better understand the attraction they hold and have a better understanding of what is happening on them.

  • Rex coming to Adult Ed graduation

    State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex will be the special guest at the Adult Education commencement ceremony to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 at the Chester Middle School Auditorium.

    Chester County Adult Education Director Ron Westbrook says the public is invited to attend the ceremony.

    Westbrook has been working for several weeks to get Rex to commit to come.

    Rex's son works in the Adult Education program at the state level, so his interest in the program isn't just professional.

  • 2 arrested in Great Falls arsons

    Two women have turned themselves in on charges of arson in two house burnings in October, and a third is still being sought, according to the Chester County Sheriff's Office.

    Tera Carter, 34, and Dawn Daniell Neely, 20, both of 7289 Heritage Road, Winnsboro turned themselves in to investigators around 3 p.m., according to Maj. James McNeal of the Chester County Sheriff's Office. They are charged with two counts of arson in the burning of two dwellings on 5962 Richburg Road on Oct. 3.

  • Zoning issue sent back

    Chester County Council is hoping a compromise will ease concerns about one of the county's latest zoning controversies.

    Chester County Councilman Joe Branham suggested a reverter clause be put on a request to change some land north of Fort Lawn from residential to commercial to accommodate a nursery business that a family wants to build on their property.

    Nearby residents have opposed the change at a Planning Commission meeting and two meetings of Chester County Council.

  • Flopeye Fest's 25th on tap Saturday

    The Flopeye Fish Festival will be held on Saturday, May 24, at 2534 James Baker Blvd. off S.C. Highway 21 north of Great Falls at the industrial park.

    This will be the 25th anniversary of the festival and is sure to be a day enjoyed by all. Festivities run 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is free.

  • 2 arrested in Great Falls arsons

    2 arrested in Great Falls arsons

    By Stephen Guilfoyle

    editor@onlinechester.com

    Two women have turned themselves in on charges of arson in two house burnings in October, and a third is still being sought, according to the Chester County Sheriff's Office.

    Tera Carter, 34, and Dawn Daniell Neely, 20, both of 7289 Heritage Road, Winnsboro turned themselves in to investigators around 3 p.m., according to Maj. James McNeal of the Chester County Sheriff's Office. They are charged with two counts of arson in the burning of two dwellings on 5962 Richburg Road on Oct. 3.

  • BREAKING SPORTS NEWS: Three named to all-state team

    Three Chester County baseball players were named to the South Carolina Coaches Association All-State A Baseball Team.

    Gaither Bumgardner and Kyle Heffner, both of Great Falls High, were named to the team. Bumgardner had 52 hits in 102 at-bats (for a .509 average) with 4 homers, 11 doubles and 3 triples. He drove in 28 runs, scored 39 and had 12 steals. He was also one of his team's top pitchers.

    Heffner had 38 hits in 92 at-bats (a .413 average) with 9 home runs, 7 doubles, 35 RBI and 32 runs scored. At some point in the season, he played every position for the Red Devils.

  • BREAKING SPORTS NEWS: Devils name new coach

    Tracy Hellman has been named to replace Brett Blackmon as head baseball coach at Great Falls. Hellman comes from Lugoff-Elgin where he coached baseball and football.

  • Great Falls adds one to council

    One new member of Great Falls Town Council was sworn in Monday night, and three other newly elected members will be sworn in at a special ceremony tentatively scheduled for June 2.

    It's still up in the air what will happen with one of those three new members.