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Today's News

  • Chester County Devil Dogs plant flags at veteran grave markers

    As a part of the Memorial Day observance, members of the United States Marine Corps League Det. 1161 “Chester County Devil Dogs” placed American flags on the grave markers of veterans at Memorial Gardens on Thursday and Friday.

  • Chester County prepares for Memorial Day observance

    Veteran’s organizations in Chester County are preparing for the annual Memorial Day observance, which will be held starting at 11 a.m. on May 29 in the front foyer of the Chester County War Memorial Building, 154 Main St. in Chester.

    The ceremony will last approximately one hour and is open to the public. The Chester High School JROTC Cyclone Battalion will present colors for the ceremony.

    Featured speaker will be Senior Chief Petty Officer (Ret.) David Sealy. Other local and state officials will also be invited to provide brief remarks.

  • Wylie is a Rock Star teacher

    The Chester County School District just awarded Adult Ed. Teacher Linda Wylie with a title her students knew she had already: Linda Wylie is a Rock Star. More specifically, she is the school district’s Rock Star Teacher of the Month for May.

    On the last week of school, district officials surprised Wylie in her Adult Ed classroom with a bouquet of flowers, a trophy, balloons and a certificate proclaiming her Rock Star status.

    Wylie will retire at the end of this school year after 48, as she says, “awesome years.”

  • They're ready to listen: School District asking for public input on future of schools

    The Chester County School District has recently completed a facility study, capital needs assessment and a demographic study, all designed to determine and plan for the future of Chester County schools. But, says district Chief Operating Officer Jeff Gardner, there’s one piece missing, and that is the public’s input.

    The district’s message is: We’re listening.

    The district has set up three community listening sessions (one in each of the three attendance areas) to gather that public input.

  • EMS director shares some facts about emergency service

    If you looked for Chester County EMS Director Britt Lineberger this week, you more than likely saw him out visiting the county’s EMS substations delivering some cookies, a small token of appreciation for his medics across the county during EMS Week.

    Chester County EMS is an Advanced Life Support ambulance service, licensed by DHEC.

    In an email interview, Lineberger provided some facts and surprising numbers about Chester County Emergency Medical Services.

  • Coroner, SCHP: How to be safer on the roads

    As you read this, stop for a moment. Put your head down and count a full five seconds. Seems like a long time, doesn’t it?

    Now imagine those same five seconds behind the wheel of your vehicle. Seems like you’ve taken your eyes off the road for a long time, doesn’t it?

    Now imagine those same five seconds at 65 miles an hour or more.

    Now imagine those same five seconds under the influence of alcohol.

    And now imagine you’re in an accident because of those five seconds, and you don’t have your seatbelt on.

  • City secures $70,000 in grant money for district track project

    The City of Chester is a little bit closer to having the needed funding lined up to build a new district track at the old fairgrounds.

  • City will hire interim administrator

    Chester City Council will apparently be hiring an interim city administrator after declining the opportunity to appoint the current day-to-day director of City Hall to that position Monday.

    On April 24, Sandi Worthy resigned her position as Chester city administrator after nearly four years on the job. Her resignation came at the end of a lengthy medical leave.

  • Autry earns national recognition

    The Florence Darlington Tech Stingers baseball team hopes it will soon earn the distinction of being the country’s best when it comes to junior college baseball. When it comes to pitching, Stingers hurler Trent Autry already has.

  • Former County aces wrapping up college seasons

    Not all of their teams finished with winning records, but a number of former county prep standouts put together impressive seasons at the college level this year.