Today's News

  • Don't underestimate Austin
  • Local yokel – I love it! All about Cotton Hills Farm and its history
  • Where are you, John Q?

    It wasn't the first time I've felt like the only person in the world.
    I was reporting on the Chester County School Board meeting Monday night. In addition to their regular meeting, there was a public hearing before the meeting that was specifically dedicated to public comment on the $41.3 million budget they just passed.
    That's right, they just passed it. You say you didn't know about it? That right there, friends, is the problem.

  • Tater chips for breakfast

    Once again, folks have decided to use potato chips as a culinary canvas onto which they can paint a variety of flavors...a variety of strange, off-putting flavors. Flavors that don't involve potatoes or salt.

  • Town gets grant for sewer line


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    The Town of Great Falls has been awarded a $346,800 grant to upgrade a sewer trunk line.

    The grant from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority will aid the town in a partial sewer line replacement on Seaboard Street, according to Great Falls Mayor Lee Montgomery.

    “It is one of the worst lines in Great Falls,” Montgomery said.

  • Help Candace at 'No One Fights Alone' event

    It's often said that when someone in the community is fighting a battle, the town stands behind them with support.

    This statement is proving true once again as the town rallies behind a 20-year-old woman's fight against cancer.

    "You can say what you want about Great Falls but people come together when there is a need," said Sheri Snead of Great Falls Family Medicine.

  • EMS...more than a job, it's a calling

    You sit down to eat dinner and you're forced to lay your fork down. You try a second time and the same thing happens.

    It's almost midnight and you're ready to get some sleep. You're exhausted, but you have to get out of bed and answer the call.

    The call?

    It could be one of the 6,000 calls Chester County EMS averages a year.

  • $23 and 5,000 miles

    Twenty-three dollars doesn't sound like a lot, but that was the amount that represented the distance from a classroom in Lewisville Middle School and one in Kastav, Croatia.
    Wednesday afternoon, Christine Lechzier's Envision World Class Scholars students at Lewisville Middle School crowded around a big check as they made a presentation to area Shriner's representatives. The class raised $1,143 for the Shriners Children's Hospital in Greenville.

  • Envision World Class scholars talk about their Croatian experience

    Students in Christine Lechzier's Envision World Class Scholars class at Lewisville Middle School recently said their good-byes to the classroom in Croatia they have been visiting with online during this school year. The two classes recently competed in a fundraising competition and compared notes via video documentaries on their activities that each class sent the other. (See related story elsewhere in this issue).

  • Farmer's market hangs out the "open" sign

    The weather has warmed up, the crops are starting to come in, and Chester Farmer's & Artisan's Market Manager Theodore Feaster wants everyone to know the market is open for business.
    The grand opening of the market last Saturday may have gotten lost in all of the Memorial Day weekend rush, but they were, in fact, open, Feaster said.
    “We are open for business. At this particular time we are open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. As the produce comes in, we will also open on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to noon,” he said.