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Chester Girls raise money to see 1D in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

That One (Direction) thing

By Nancy Parsons

Teenage best friends share a lot – their dreams, their secrets, their laughter.


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Chester’s loss may be Lancaster’s gain

The kitchen is closed

By The Staff

CHESTER –The City of Chester’s loss could prove to be Lancaster County's financial gain.
Plans for a commercial kitchen that was supposed to locate in Chester’s new farmer’s and artisan’s market and serve as the centerpiece of an economic incubator in downtown have been scrapped.
The plan apparently fell apart last week at a City of Chester finance committee meeting.


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Chester deputies seize video gaming machines

RICHBURG – Authorities seized two illegal video poker machines from Great Falls Mart (formerly The Home Place) on March 6.

Chester County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Mary Anne Tolbert said the machines were similar to the “old timely” Kino machines.

The report said deputies spoke to a 58-year-old Fort Lawn woman who told them that she put $40 in a video poker machine and won $880.


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Eat right, live right, do right

GREAT FALLS  – Willie Locke Bell was at a movie theater in Lancaster when her boyfriend, Derry Tidwell, and his cousin came to the theater for Tidwell to sweep her off her feet.

Tidwell purposed to find the young girl he wanted to make his wife.

He was successful in his Saturday, July 11, 1934, endeavor.

Bell, then 17, and Tidwell had been romancing one another for a while.

They didn’t get to date but they’d write love letters to express their intimate feelings.


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Chester sheriff vows to keep deputy in Great Falls area

GREAT FALLS – Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood is standing true to one of his campaign promises.

He is keeping a deputy in the Great Falls area at all times.

The area, Underwood said, includes communities surrounding Great Falls such as Youngstown and Georgetown.

“We're giving 24-hour coverage to Great Falls,” Underwood said. “We've had an officer in the Great Falls area 24 hours a day since Day One.”


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Travis Jenkins, Landmark News Service

New movie may be filmed in Chester

Something “Strange and Unusual” may be coming to downtown Chester next month.

At its last meeting, Chester City Council discussed a request from Visionscape Media to film portions of a feature-length film in downtown Chester. Anil Dhokai is the writer and director of the movie, which has the working title “The Strange and Unusual.”

“It’s a feature-length movie about a supernatural TV reality show that is being cancelled,” Dhokai said.


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Online auction win leads to more than expected

Raymond’s unusual clay pot

By Nancy Parsons

When Zan Garris Raymond found out “Antiques Roadshow” was taping in Atlanta, Ga., she gathered several pieces from her collection of Catawba Indian pottery and set out with her husband for the series taping.
“I’ve always been a fan of ‘Roadshow,’” Raymond said. “It was a fun experience. I had no clue if I’d be on TV.”


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