• TO THE EDITOR: Other paper wrong to link beating, championship

    Thank you so much for getting it right.

    My family and close friends were very disturbed about an article that appeared in The Herald about our beloved championship football team. The article was written by Andrew Dys and six of the article's first eight sentences reflected every bad 'boil' our community has experienced in the past weeks.

  • Church appreciates community turnout at barbecue

    To the Editor:

    On behalf of Bethel United Methodist church, we wish to thank the Chester Community for their support of our first annual BBQ Sale on Friday, Oct. 19th. It was a success and a sold-out event. Our cook, Buddy Grant, assures us we will cook more next year, so get ready.

    All proceeds from this sale benefited the Bethel Building Fund. We wish to thank all those who participated thus making this event a success for our church.

  • LETTER: Hopes Chester will remember 'Crack'

    To the Editor:

    Today, Chester lost one of the greatest men ever to call Chester home. Dr.Anderson (better known to all as Crack), was a first class man in all areas. If you had a pet that was near and dear to you, chances are Crack was the vet who took care of them. No matter what type animal, big or small, he always showed compassion to these animals as well as to those who loved them.

  • Great Falls Letters to the Editor

    Hopper family says thanks for support

    To the Editor:

    As you all know, on July 26, 2007, our world fell apart. Our beloved son, father, brother and grandson, Jerry Hopper, was killed in a motorcycle accident. Over the months we have gone through so much - emotions and life style changes. Our one constant has been our family and friends.

  • Thanksgiving/Christmas?

    By Jeanne James / Guest Column

    Floyd Webb (incognitosunglasses) has lived 67 years in the home in which he was reared. A life-long bachelor, his love of friendship and bluegrass music is widely known in Great Falls and Chester County.

    After his recent heart surgery, his playing field was greatly narrowed. Convales-cing is not and never was in his plan. He frequently shared with me his longing to be some where with friends and follow his favorite bluegrass band. Home bound and unable to drive causes him much frustration.

  • More animals, dolls needed for Something To Love

    To the Editor:

    The Something To Love Project is coming along very nicely, but I still need lots more, so I'm asking you to please dig a little deeper for those animals and dolls that are stored in attics and toy boxes that need to be cleaned out.

    I will be glad to clean and wash used ones. They are more than welcome.

    I'm so proud of what people have done so far. One lady came from Rock Hill with three big trash bags filled with the most beautiful animals.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Saw future drive by on electricity

    Hey y'all! The future is here, and it passed through Chester last Thursday. I saw it myself. I was backing out of my parking space at CVS, glanced in my side mirror and saw a Toyota Prius parked behind me. It had writing on it, and reading backwards in the mirror I could tell it said, "Plug In Hybrid" and "100+ mpg." I thought, "Wow! I gotta learn more about this!" So I waited for the driver to come out of the store. He was sandy-haired, mid 30's in a business suit and tie.

  • News & Reporter letters to the editor

    Roddey building sign effort begins

    To the Editor:

    As you know, the County Council of Chester County, under the leadership of Carlisle Roddey, made the decision to purchase the former OMNOVA Solutions office building on the Chester Bypass this spring.

  • TO THE EDITOR: Fireman, 44, laid to rest

    On Veterans Day this year, the Richburg community laid to rest a very special man. Capt. L Lou Branch of the Richburg Fire Department passed away on Friday morning of an apparent heart attack at the young age of 44.

    Lou was an amazing man that consisted of a tough exterior that surrounded a heart ten times the size of most people. He served as a firefighter with our department for 22 years, spent several years as a Chester County deputy sheriff, and also served in the Marine Corps.

  • Great Falls Letters to the Editot

    Reinstated clerk thanks citizens

    To the Editor:

    I would like to say a special thank you to the people of Great Falls for all their kindness and support for me during a very difficult time.

    I enjoy working for the Town of Great Falls and I hope that everything that has happened can be put behind us and we can get back to doing the business of the town.