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Today's News

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Retired trooper says he will run for Sheriff

    By Stephen Guilfoyle

    editor@onlinechester.com

    A retired state Highway Patrol sergeant threw a wrench at those thinking the Chester County Sheriff's race would be a two-man race, incumbent Robby Benson against challenger, Fort Lawn Police Chief Richard Smith.

    Paul Martin said he plans to file to run as well.

    He told The N&R earlier this week he was thinking about running, and on Friday, dropped off a picture and sat down for an interview.

    Martin, 69, admits it's a not a long-time dream and he might be a long shot. But he's running on a platform of change.

  • York Tech host of Daimler Trucks North America Career Fair

    ROCK HILL -- On Monday and Tuesday, March 3 and 4, York Technical College with support from the S.C. Employment Security Commission and readySC, will hold a career fair for Daimler Trucks North America.

    Job seekers throughout the Carolinas and beyond are encourage to attend. The career fair is a great opportunity for people seeking full-time employment to speak with representatives from Daimler Trucks and to gather first-hand information about available career opportunities.

  • GOT A MINUTE: Yet another election

    We have all been watching with some interest the ongoing primary elections, and we all have our favorite contender. So do I, but who that may be is a personal decision and I will not try to persuade anyone to go my way.

    What I will do though is to try to convince everybody to make sure they vote. It is our country after all and it is supposed to reflect the feelings of the general populace. Very simply put, if you don't vote you abdicate your right to complain. And obviously, if your candidate doesn't win, you will want to complain.

  • Granddaughter of first black state legislator from area getting ready to go

    She's got more of her life to look back on than look ahead to, but Georgeanna Reed is looking ahead, just the same.

    "I'm 80 years old," she says. "I figure I won't be here much longer. Been sick."

    Despite her age and health, she keeps busy by attending the Chester Active Day Center. Friends are there. They feed her and give her things to do.

    She wants to get a couple of messages out, a story, before she dies, though folk at the center, friends, say she's going strong.

  • CHURCH CALENDAR week of 02/29

    Armenia UMC

    Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday, March 2.

    Bethlehem Baptist

    Tenth anniversary celebration for the Rev. and Mrs. James W. Hope, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9. Guest speaker: the Rev. Joe Stringfellow. Dinner will be served.

    Black Rock Baptist

    Men's Day program, 2 p.m. Sunday.

    Calvary Baptist

    • Trash pick-up/church clean-up, 9 a.m. Saturday, March 8.

    • Easter egg hunt, Saturday, March 15.

    Capers Chapel UMC

  • Greg 'The Hammer' Valentine coming to APW

    Wrestling legend Greg "The Hammer" Valentine will be at Chester's APW Arena on Saturday. He can't remember having done a show here before, but said he knows Chester County very well.

    "I've been through Chester plenty of times," Valentine said Wednesday from his home in Florida. "I remember driving from Charlotte to Columbia for shows back in the old days. I-77 wasn't even completed then. I think I took 521 or something. I know all those roads up there."

    The path Valentine blazed on those Carolina back roads was first traveled by his father, Johnny.

  • Despite youth, Lions expect success

    The good news for the 2008 Lewisville Lions baseball team is that the squad will be led by players who have won 26 games the past 2 years.

    The bad news, though, is that all those wins came, though, at the JV level.

    Having lost 10 seniors from last years' team, including 7 full-time starters, Lewisville will be relying heavily on young players to help repeat last year's 16-8 record. Coach Billy Keels is confident, though, that his young talent will come together quickly.

  • Building repairs may cost 'chunk'

    A pair of city-owned buildings are in need of repairs that could cost "a good chunk of money" according to Mayor Mitch Foster.

    Chester's City Hall is experiencing some exterior deterioration. Several bricks are in need of replacement and the mortar holding many of the bricks together is starting to erode.

    "One day last week I was looking up at the building and saw two bricks missing," said Foster.

    "They were totally gone. We've got to do some work or it'll continue to deteriorate."

    Foster said it looks like birds are nesting in the areas missing bricks.

  • WEB UPDATE: OnlineChester.com interactive again

    OnlineChester.com, your web location for Chester County's news and notes, is interactive again.

    Readers will be able to place comments in stories.

    The website has also returned its Yellow Ribbon List and Online Memorial features, which can be foundhere.

    Our old website had a similar feature, called SimpleBlog. The new commenting feature will appear similar, but it will have a substantial difference.

  • Chester's run comes to an end

    After his team bounced back from an 11-0 second quarter spurt in a third round playoff game against Travelers Rest, Chester coach Jason Smith said basketball was a game of streaks and runs.

    "If someone puts together a run, you just have to hit them back with a run of your own," Smith said.

    At Clemson's Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday night, Chester's run ended, as a turnovers and some long scoreless streaks put the Cyclones on the wrong end of a 67-53 decision against Greenville.