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Today's News

  • New state rules for upcoming deer season

    BY GREGORY A. SUMMERS

    Landmark News Service

     

    S.C. hunters will see two big changes in regulations for the upcoming deer season.

    State game laws now require every deer harvested to be tagged at the point of kill with tags issued by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, according to Charles Ruth of the department’s Big Game Projects staff. In the past, some kills did not require tags.

  • Chester County council passes resolutions and ordinances for economic development projects

    Chester County Council passed some ordinances and resolutions at their Monday night meeting dealing with some economic development projects that are on the table.

    First for the project which is codenamed “Project Magic Bus,” council unanimously approved an inducement resolution authorizing the county to provide inducements ‘for one or more investors…identified for the time being as “Project Magic Bus”…to establish facilities in Chester County.’

  • UPDATE: Two arrested in Pryor Street shooting
  • Craig signs with Denver Nuggets

    Torrey Craig won't be repeating as the NBL defensive player of the year. He won't notch his second-straight NBL all-star nod and he won't be the team MVP of the Brisbane Bullets, either.

    Craig, a Great Falls High School and USC-Upstate alum, probably won't be returning to Australia to play basketball professionally, since his dream of playing in the NBA is coming true.

  • County attacking trash problem

    Hopefully, Chester County’s roads will start to look cleaner in the near future.

    For many years, members of Chester County Council have spoken about the abundance of littler that lines nearly every road in the county. They’ve pleaded with the public to try to help, to report road litterers when they see them and to not throw trash out their car windows themselves. They’ve asked folks to show civic pride and to consider how the appearance of an area can affect people’s perception of it.

  • From culinary arts to coloring books, ‘Open Fields’ leads to more open minds

    Young students at the Brainerd Institute spent some weeks out under a tent, in the open fields, and they left with newly-opened minds.

  • ‘This meeting is out of order’

    A proposed zoning change that would allow a funeral home to locate into a residential area of York Street has drawn strong opposition from neighboring residents, but has gained the approval of the City of Chester planning commission.

    The issue actually began on June 27 when the planning commission met to consider an application allowing funeral homes in the R-10 (residential) zoning district, specifically at 126 York Street. The application was made by a real estate broker, Randall Chapman, on behalf of the property owner, Pastor David Levister of Word and Spirit Ministry.

  • Man arrested for attempting to furnish contraband to inmate

    Chester County Sheriff’s Officers on Monday arrested Darrell Boyce Phillips of Gastonia, N.C. for allegedly attempting to furnish a controlled substance declared to be contraband to an inmate, Teresa Michelle Felton of Fort Mill.

    The incident took place on July 11, according to a media release from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office.

  • CMD Chief: Drinking water is safe

    A post by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation this weekend reported an 180,000 gallon raw sewage spill into the Sugar Creek watershed. According to foundation records, this is one of the largest sewage spills into the Catawba basin on record for Charlotte Water. But Chester Metropolitan District Executive Director Fred Castles says the CMD water is safe.

    The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation stated that ‘recreation downstream on river between York/Chester and Lancaster Counties is not recommended until further notice.’

  • A team of Deston-y

    Deston Worthy was a last-second fill-in on the Best in Class Select Baseball team during its trip to Florida. It's doubtful he'll be anyone's fill-in anytime soon.

    Based on his play during that trip, Worthy earned an invite to the 14U National Team Development Program (NTDP). Only 40 players nationwide are selected to take part in the program, only three on the list hail from the Carolinas and Worthy stands as the only pick from the Palmetto State.