Today's News

  • ‘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.

  • Getting smaller, Part II
  • The Ubiquitous BBQ Column (Sort Of)

    Our revered editor Travis Jenkins is, as he told you in his column, on vacation this week. It’s well deserved, because he has to put up with the craziness at this office pretty much 24/7 and if for no other reason, he has to deal with me on a daily basis. That qualifies anyone for a vacation, up to and including my wife Jenny.

  • Work, work, work

    Are you one of those people who find it hard to leave work behind when you have a day off? I sure am, mostly because of what I do for a living. Being an editor or reporter at a newspaper is kind of like being the president…you are always a reporter or editor, day and night every day, just like the president is always the president. Things don’t stop happening or take a break for people in either position. Did I just compare my job to that of president of the United States? I think I did…I’M AS IMPORTANT AS THE PRESIDENT! Not really.

  • Church to hold community outreach project

    Evangel Temple Assembly of God is gearing up for its first youth- oriented community outreach project.

    The church will hold a Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, July 29, from 4 until 7 p.m. The event will offer a free hot dog meal with chips and a drink, cotton candy, sno cones and popcorn.

    Evangel Temple Pastor Wayne Gardner said a bounce house and inflatable slide will be set up for kids to enjoy.

  • GFHTA showcases its Smithsonian exhibit

    “The Way We Worked” Smithsonian exhibit in Chester inspired an exhibit in Great Falls that outlines the many ways that work influences life and culture in the small town in the southeast corner of Chester County.

    Because Great Falls sits squarely on the Catawba River, the flowing waters have been a center of life for millennia. The Catawba and Wateree tribes used the waters and banks of the river to survive as, scholars believe, the aboriginal people in this area of the Carolinas.

  • Garris turns 70, finishes college, finds new mission


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