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Today's News

  • New look Cycs, Lions battle for upperstate title slot

    A lot has changed for the Chester High football team since it last met Daniel.

    Since that 48-20 loss in the first round of the 2005 playoffs, the Cyclones have posted a 17-6 record, claimed their first region title in 10 years, won their first playoff game in 10 years and made it out of the second round of the post-season for the first time in more than four decades.

  • Kudos (well done) to Fort Lawn

    We are Johnny-on-the-Spot when a local governing body does not follow the Freedom of Information Act.

    But we have also, though less frequently praised a local government when it does something right in regard to the FOIA. We can be a bear about it, because it is, after all, the law.

    But we like to be a Teddy Bear about those who do right and we need to give praise where praise is due.

  • County starts move: Council has already met once in new chambers

    If you get to the War Memorial Building Monday night for Chester County Council's meeting, the doors will not be open.

    The council began holding all its meetings at its new office building on the J.A. Cochran Bypass Monday night. The county has bought the former OMNOVA Solutions Building from the company for $1.4 million, as part of a bond package approved in June.

    The building is not ready for non-court functions to open up there, but the council's chambers, and a meeting room for closed door sessions with a huge table that seats up to 24 people, are ready.

  • WEB UPDATE: U.S. House OKs $400,000 to improve rail crossing

    The president of the L&C Railroad got a pleasant surprise Thrusday morning, hearing that the U.S. House of Representatives had approved $400,000 to help move some rail lines.

    The $3.8 million project would decrease highway congestion while also adding capacity for the L&C to hook up more rail cars.

    U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-York) secured what his office is calling a rail relocation project. The money was included in an annual spending bill that pays for transportation, housing, and urban development projects.

  • Great Falls also trying to drum up support

    While it hasn't been designated an official "day" to support the Red Devils, Great Falls folk are being urged to support their local high school in its playoff drive.

    Flopeye.net, an Internet site based in Great Falls has been asking for all to wear black and red to the game

    The site is also offering prizes for the "best signs" at the games.

    The site also contains pictures of "Go Devils" and other supportive signs placed around town.

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  • Get out your Cyclone colors today

    Today is the day of the blue and the red in Chester.

    Local boosters of the Chester Senior High School Cyclones Football Team have named today "Support the Cyclones Day."

    The Cycs have a 10-2 record going into the third round home playoff game tonight against Daniel High School. It is the first 10-win season in more than 40 years.

    The players and coaches have worked hard and practiced many long hours to reach this level of excellence, boosters said in a release.

  • Reggie McCorkle wins weekly football picking contest

    RegIn one of the roughest weeks on record for football picking, Reggie McCorkle of Chester emerged as the winner this week in the News & Reporter's football picking contest.

    McCorkle posted a 14-6 record, as did Nathan Witt of Chester and Wriston Barnes of Rock Hill. McCorkle's pick of 54 points being scored in Saturday's Clemson-Wake Forest match-up was dead on, though, giving him the $50 prize.

  • Devils blank Panthers, advance to upperstate title game

    Great Falls football coach Kenneth Schofield said before his team's second round playoff game against McBee, that a win would get his team three more practices.

    "Nothing else is really assured," Schofield said.

    Not only did Friday's 24-0 win earn the team those three practices, by virtue of top seed Whitmire's loss to Ridge Spring-Monetta, it also got the Red Devils an upperstate title game at home next week.

    "This feels great," said linebacker Isaiah Lynn. "Ridge Spring has to come here."

  • Morris, Brown contribute to wins

    A pair of Chester County natives helped guide their NFL teams to wins this weekend.

    Former Lewisville player Sheldon Brown recorded three tackles on Sunday to help his Philadelphia Eagles to a 33-25 win over the Washington Redskins. Brown, who played collegiately at the University of South Carolina, has 38 total tackles this year from his cornerback position for the 4-5 Eagles.