https://www.onlinechester.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en "This is for the country, it's time to fight" https://www.onlinechester.com/content/country-its-time-fight <img src="https://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gop_norman.jpg" alt="At the Chester County GOP meeting, S.C. GOP Chairman Drew McKissick, standing, talks to Chester County Republicans about the critical nature of the upcoming midterm elections. In the foreground is guest speaker U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman, who (inset right) also spoke at the meeting." title="At the Chester County GOP meeting, S.C. GOP Chairman Drew McKissick, standing, talks to Chester County Republicans about the critical nature of the upcoming midterm elections. In the foreground is guest speaker U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman, who (inset right) also spoke at the meeting." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The members of the Chester County Republican Party hosted U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman and S.C. GOP Chair Drew McKissick at their recent meeting at the Front Porch in Richburg. Both Congressman Norman and Chairman McKissick spoke about the same topic: the importance to the GOP of the midterm elections coming up Nov. 6<sup>th</sup>.</p> Testing, taxes and consolidation talk https://www.onlinechester.com/content/testing-taxes-and-consolidation-talk <p> The final of a series of six community engagement meetings held by Chester County School Bard took place recently at the Lowrys Community Center. The meetings were open forums for the citizens to discuss the future and direction of the school district in light of the failed bond referendum that would have funded the constriction of a new career center and some deferred maintenance at schools across the district.</p> <p> What follows is a selection of comments from that meeting.</p> A lasting tribute for Ladarious Wylie https://www.onlinechester.com/content/lasting-tribute-ladarious-wylie <p> He was honored in statewide resolutions, by local sports teams and by being made posthumous Marshal of the Chester Veteran&rsquo;s Day Parade. Finally, though, there will be a lasting memorial for Ladarious Wylie.</p> News & Reporter office temporarily closed for repairs https://www.onlinechester.com/content/news-reporter-office-temporarily-closed-repairs <p> Because of damage incurred during last weekend&rsquo;s heavy rain, the News &amp; Reporter office at 104 York Street is temporarily closed.</p> <p> &ldquo;The prolonged wind and rain exacerbated some issues with our roof and ceiling. We are currently looking for a new temporary office while repairs are made but unfortunately we are not able to work or serve customers from our regular location at this time,&rdquo; said News &amp; Reporter Editor and General Manager Travis Jenkins.</p> <p> Jenkins said</p> Nine-irons and networking https://www.onlinechester.com/content/nine-irons-and-networking <p> For 23 years (24 including this year,) Chester County Natural Gas Authority has said thank you to the businesses and industries who invest in Chester County with breakfast, a day of golf and a lunch.</p> <p> Business and industry reps gathered at the Chester Country Club recently for the most recent CCNGA Golf Tournament. The weather following Hurricane Florence had turned cooler in the early morning, almost like a nice fall day, with the promise of warmer weather as the morning and the tourney continued. A total of 29 teams participated in this year&#39;s competition.</p> There's an App(lication) Day for that https://www.onlinechester.com/content/theres-application-day <p> For high school seniors looking to apply to the school of their choice, playing off the words of the Apple iPhone commercials, counselors at Chester High School could have told them: &#39;There&#39;s an App(lication) Day for that&#39;.</p> <p> For a high school senior, this final school year means making a lot of memories, filling out a lot of forms and making a lot of decisions. One of those decisions, and one that involves some filling out of forms, is where to apply on College App (Application) Day.</p> Community provides input on Blueways meeting https://www.onlinechester.com/content/community-provides-input-blueways-meeting <p> The Catawba Regional Council of Governments is developing a Catawba Regional Blueways Plan for the counties of Chester, Lancaster, Union and York. Catawba Regional Council of Governments with technical assistance from the National Park Service - Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, is undertaking the planning project to increase regional communications on opportunities to expand outdoor recreational options and provide greater access to local waterways.</p> "A lot of prayers and preperation" https://www.onlinechester.com/content/lot-prayers-and-preperation <img src="https://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tree_clips_house_0.jpg" alt="The weekend storm took down this tree in Great Falls." title="The weekend storm took down this tree in Great Falls." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Chester County residents and the emergency services met the threat of Hurricane Florence with &ldquo;a lot of prayers and a lot of preparation,&rdquo; said Chester County Emergency Management Deputy Director Ed Darby.</p>