https://www.onlinechester.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en FRIDAY NIGHT FINAL: Cyclones advance with win over Broome https://www.onlinechester.com/content/friday-night-final-cyclones-advance-win-over-broome <p> Chester Coach Victor Floyd said his team has focused on finishing strong and playing four full quarters every week. The Cyclones will get to play at least four more quarters this season.</p> Get an armful of bargains at Jingle Bell Bazaar this Sunday https://www.onlinechester.com/content/get-armful-bargains-jingle-bell-bazaar-sunday <img src="https://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jingle_bell_preview.jpg" alt="Arts Council of Chester County Director Lauren Medlin seems to be getting a jump on her Christmas shopping by choosing an armful of unique gifts, in this case, Santa spindles created by local artist and artisan Frankie MacLauchlan. Visitors to the Jingle Bell Bazaar this Saturday can shop for these and hundreds of other unique handmade gifts." title="Arts Council of Chester County Director Lauren Medlin seems to be getting a jump on her Christmas shopping by choosing an armful of unique gifts, in this case, Santa spindles created by local artist and artisan Frankie MacLauchlan. Visitors to the Jingle Bell Bazaar this Saturday can shop for these and hundreds of other unique handmade gifts." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> As the old song &ldquo;Jingle Bell Rock&rdquo; says, &ldquo;Jingle Bell Time is a swell time.&rdquo; That applies to Christmas as well as another annual event that takes place well before Christmas, the Arts Council of Chester County&rsquo;s Jingle Bell Bazaar, the annual holiday marketplace that brings together a sleigh full of vendors and artists and provides visitors with some unique before-Christmas shopping.</p> <p> To learn how the Jingle Bell Bazaar started, you have to use a little holiday magic and go back into the history of the Arts Council a few years.</p> Council questions but approves Gateway expansion bid https://www.onlinechester.com/content/council-questions-approves-gateway-expansion-bid <p> Plans for an expansion and renovation of the Gateway Conference Center were approved last week by Chester County Council, but only after a vigorous line of questioning about cost overruns.</p> Brockman sentenced to 35 years for armed robbery outsaide church https://www.onlinechester.com/content/brockman-sentenced-35-years-armed-robbery-outsaide-church <p> A man who robbed a woman at gunpoint outside a Chester church last year was sentenced to prison by a Chester County jury on Thursday.</p> The News & Reporter transitioning to weekly publication https://www.onlinechester.com/content/news-reporter-transitioning-weekly-publication <p> Beginning next month, the News &amp; Reporter will no longer publish a Friday edition as it transitions to a weekly format. The decision to alter the publication frequency was made after much consideration by the paper&rsquo;s parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers, which also owns The Lancaster News, Carolina Gateway and the Pageland Progressive Journal in South Carolina and more than 60 publications nationally. Other publications in the chain have undergone the same change with great success.</p> Hospice Shine On! event brings on some bittersweet memories https://www.onlinechester.com/content/hospice-shine-event-brings-some-bittersweet-memories <p> The memories at the 2<sup>nd</sup> Annual Hospice Care of S.C. Shine On! event were bittersweet, but shone as brightly as the luminaries set up by families to remember, honor and celebrate their loved ones.</p> <p> Originally planned to be held in the parking lot of Hospice Care of S.C., the event was driven inside by the inclement weather.</p> <p> Christy Wilburn is Hospice&rsquo;s new community relations liaison. She succeeds Jan Byars, who has held that job for many years and will retire in December.</p> SCELP: Quarry was defeated by citizen action, environmental issues https://www.onlinechester.com/content/scelp-quarry-was-defeated-citizen-action-environmental-issues <p> A news release from the S.C. Environmental Law Project says the problems with the proposed Fishing Creek Rock Quarry went beyond just the concerns of the citizens for their community. Shining a light on these concerns is part of what led to the demise of the plans for the quarry.</p> <p> As SCELP&rsquo;s Upstate Coordinator, Michael Corley, has emphasized repeatedly about this project: &ldquo;On a per acre basis, I don&rsquo;t think we&rsquo;ve ever seen the depth or breadth of problems that were present with this proposed mine.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> County seniors get a glimpse of business world during Career Expo https://www.onlinechester.com/content/county-seniors-get-glimpse-business-world-during-career-expo <p> Seniors from Chester, Lewisville and Great Falls high schools streamed through the doors at the Gateway Conference Center to get some info on the businesses and industries in Chester County that might be their future employers.</p> <p> Although the rain kept the displays and exhibits inside, that didn&rsquo;t stop the students from visiting the many booths set up by the likes of the City of Chester, the SCDOT and Highway Patrol, Roseburg Forest Products and the U.S. Coast Guard (at the Expo for the first time).</p>