RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com website: all stories http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com The Southern Chester County Weeklies Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:32:45 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Lincoln U. president resigns over controversial remarks]]> The president of Lincoln University, under fire for months for remarks about sexual assault made to a group of female students, has resigned, it was announced Monday.

Kimberly A. Lloyd, chairman of the Lincoln University Board of Trustees, made the announcement Monday in a letter to the board and students.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:11:53 -0500 2014-11-25T11:11:53-05:00 2014-11-25T11:11:55-05:00
<![CDATA[Remember winter's cold? Share the warmth]]> Last February, thousands of Chester County residents got a taste of misery.

On Feb. 5, a regional storm coated the county with ice, brining down trees and limbs and short-circuting the power to about 190,000 homes and businesses, about 80 percent of the total number of PECO customers here. With temperatures plunging into the 20s at night, families huddled indoors under coats and blankets, trying to stay warm and dry until the heat could come back on.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:10:23 -0500 2014-11-25T11:10:23-05:00 2014-11-25T11:10:24-05:00
<![CDATA[New group aims to end homelessness in southern Chester County]]> A new nonprofit organization aimed at ending homelessness in southern Chester County has already garnered more than 100 volunteers, who hope to have everything up and running sometime next year.

Called Family Promise of Southern Chester County, it was conceived during the spring of 2014 by an advocacy group initiated by United Way of Southern Chester County in partnership with Kennett Area Community Service.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:05:44 -0500 2014-11-25T11:05:44-05:00 2014-11-25T11:05:55-05:00
<![CDATA[Police say Kennett man a fugitive in child-porn case]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> A 45-year-old man is on the run after state investigators discovered he was using a home computer to view and share child pornography, according to state police.

Police said Jeffrey Matthew Ball, of Kennett Square, abandoned his wife, children, and home after investigators from the state police's Bureau of Computer Crime obtained an arrest warrant following a months-long investigation.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:38:22 -0500 2014-11-24T17:38:22-05:00 2014-11-24T17:38:24-05:00
<![CDATA[Walks raise awareness of plights of the homeless]]> KENNETT SQUARE>> Two walks to raise awareness about hunger and homelessness were held in the borough Wednesday, part of a coordinated county-wide campaign with rallies also staged in Coatesville, West Chester, Jennersville and Paoli.

"We have a lot of loving agencies working together on the problem, but we need individuals becoming aware," said Joan Holliday of Kennett Square, a volunteer for more than 32 years.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:36:39 -0500 2014-11-24T17:36:39-05:00 2014-11-24T17:36:49-05:00
<![CDATA[Do, Lindner to run on nonpartisan ticket with Brookes for U-CF school board]]> CHADDS FORD >> The elections may be two weeks old, but it's never too early to start preparing for next year and on Tuesday, Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education members Kathleen Do and Gregg Linder announced their plan to run on a nonpartisan tickets with Beverly Brookes in the Region C race in 2015.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:33:43 -0500 2014-11-24T17:33:43-05:00 2014-11-24T17:33:45-05:00
<![CDATA[Four families displaced by Kennett Square fire]]> fmaye@21st-centurymedia.com @kennettpaper on Twitter

KENNETT SQUARE >> Officials are still working to determine the cause of a house fire that destroyed a historic house in Kennett Square earlier this week.

The massive brick building at 220 N. Union Street built in the 1880s sustained major damage and officials are unsure how much of it can be salvaged.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:26:10 -0500 2014-11-21T16:26:10-05:00 2014-11-21T16:26:43-05:00
<![CDATA[Police say Kennett man a fugutive in child-porn case]]> Kennett Square -- A 45-year-old man is on the run after state investigators discovered he was using a home computer to view and share child pornography, according to state police.

Police said Jeffrey Matthew Ball, of Kennett Square, abandoned his wife, children, and home after investigators from the state police's Bureau of Computer Crime obtained an arrest warrant following a months-long investigation.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:46:32 -0500 2014-11-21T14:46:32-05:00 2014-11-21T14:55:27-05:00
<![CDATA[Eagle project honors World War II Defense Women]]> OXFORD >> When Derrick Maule went to work on his Eagle Scout project, he did not know that he was going to learn about his own family history as well. Maule created a memorial garden at the Oxford Memorial Park in honor of the World War II Defense Women.

At dedication ceremonies Saturday, Nov 15, he explained that in the process of doing the research for the project, he learned that his own grandmother had been a defense worker.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:32:23 -0500 2014-11-20T11:32:23-05:00 2014-11-20T11:32:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Unionville, Kennett schools rank among elite in the nation]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH>>The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is the 15th best school district in the nation, and Kennett Consolidated the 42nd best in the state, according to a national ranking agency that rates both hard data and student surveys. In Pennsylvania, only Lower Merion School District, which placed fourth out of more than 13,000 public school districts, bested Unionville and Kennett.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:19:13 -0500 2014-11-20T11:19:13-05:00 2014-11-20T11:19:17-05:00
<![CDATA[Grant to be used for Anson Nixon Park upgrades]]> A two-acre dog park at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square is just one of the many improvements that is scheduled to be completed sometime next year.

Kennett Square was among several municipalities and land conservation organizations in Chester County, as well as the county itself, to be awarded state grants this month from the state Community Conservation Partnerships Program, or C2P2.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:13:45 -0500 2014-11-20T11:13:45-05:00 2014-11-20T11:13:48-05:00
<![CDATA[Unionville considering school redistricting plan]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville-Chadds Ford School District board members will hear a presentation from McKissick and Associates on elementary school enrollment projections next month. Results of that study will guide the board and administration on whether or not plans to redistrict four elementary schools should go forward.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:43:53 -0500 2014-11-19T19:43:53-05:00 2014-11-19T19:43:55-05:00
<![CDATA[Scotty McMillan's story touches hearts worldwide]]> It's hard for many to imagine, looking at the photos of an innocent Scotty McMillan, that the red-haired, blue-eyed toddler would in his short life become the subject of a horrific news story that has captured the attention of people around the world.

But that is what happened to the 3-year-old western Chester County boy who police say was beaten and tortured by those who were supposed to protect him from harm: his mother and her live-in boyfriend.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:22:27 -0500 2014-11-19T19:22:27-05:00 2014-11-19T19:42:39-05:00
<![CDATA[Blaze breaks out in historic Kennett Square house]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at a historic borough structure on Wednesday. The fire broke out at 3:35 p.m. in a house at 220 N. Union St. known as the Chalfant House.

With temperatures in the 20s, firefighters battled heavy flames on arrival as they got occupants out of the building.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:41:32 -0500 2014-11-19T19:41:32-05:00 2014-11-19T19:41:35-05:00 TOUT
<![CDATA[Avon Grove Board addresses communication issues]]> PENN >> When the Avon Grove School Board met on Thursday, Nov. 13, it was at the Avon Grove Intermediate School (AGI), the same building that was evacuated because of a bomb threat exactly one week earlier.

Superintendent Christopher Marchese highlighted those events in his report at the meeting.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:19:52 -0500 2014-11-19T19:19:52-05:00 2014-11-19T19:19:54-05:00