RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: website: all stories The Southern Chester County Weeklies Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:35:13 -0500 60 <![CDATA[80 Kennett students to perfdorm in 'Oklahoma!']]> Kennett High School will present its annual musicale March 5 to 7. This year's production of the Rogers and Hammerstein show "Oklahoma!" includes a cast of 80 Kennett High School singers, actors and dancers. Katie Soukup is the music director and Cindy Albertini is the stage director/choreographer.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:25:39 -0500 2015-03-03T13:25:39-05:00 2015-03-03T13:25:39-05:00
<![CDATA[Chester County priest arrested, charged by FBI for child porn]]> PHILADELPHIA >> The FBI has arrested and charged the former Ss. Simon and Jude parish priest who was accused last year by local authorities of sending and receiving child pornography on a popular social media site, on which he pretend to be a 16-year-old girl.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said Tuesday that charges had been brought against Mark Haynes, 55, of Egg Harbor, New Jersey, on Friday.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:26:14 -0500 2015-03-02T17:26:14-05:00 2015-03-02T17:26:14-05:00
<![CDATA[Body of man, 55, found after firefighters extinguish house fire in New Garden]]> A 55-year-old man was found dead inside a house in New Garden Township Saturday morning shortly after local fire companies extinguished a fire there.

According to New Garden police, the fire broke out at 4:07 a.m. at a house on the 100 block of Scarlett Road, just beyond the Giant Shopping Center in New Garden Township.

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:33:36 -0500 2015-02-28T13:33:36-05:00 2015-03-02T17:46:07-05:00
<![CDATA[Former Kennett football great faces sex charges]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> A former star football player for Kennett High School was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor he met at the Kennett Area YMCA.

Tyrone Allen Rochester, 23, of Kennett Square, was arrested Feb. 24, according to state police at Avondale. He is a 2010 graduate of Kennett High School.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:11:06 -0500 2015-02-27T15:11:06-05:00 2015-03-02T15:02:23-05:00
<![CDATA[Unionville seniors earn Eagle Scout rank]]> Boy Scout Troop 22 in Unionville recently honored two new Eagle Scouts, William Randolph McNew and Evan Clinton Grimes, at a special Court of Honor held at the Unionville Presbyterian Church. They both joined Pack 22 as Tiger Cubs in 1st grade and continued their Scouting careers together, joining Troop 22 in 2008.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:07:19 -0500 2015-02-27T11:07:19-05:00 2015-02-27T15:12:39-05:00
<![CDATA[New Victory Brewing Co. in Kennett expecting 1,000 customers per day; 100 workers hired]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Victory Brewing Co. will open its second Chester County location in Kennett Square in less than six weeks, adding 100 jobs.

Called Victory at Magnolia, it is located at West Cypress Street and Mill Road, and it features a 200-seat upscale brew pub. It will have outdoor dining and will occupy all 8,138 square feet of the bottom floor of a four-story luxury apartment building in Kennett Realty Group's latest upscale residential community.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:05:45 -0500 2015-02-26T14:05:45-05:00 2015-02-26T17:40:38-05:00
<![CDATA[Concord OKs liquor license transfer for Wegmans]]> CONCORD >> Shoppers wishing a beer and sandwich in the café or a glass of wine or craft brew with lunch or dinner in the full-service pub will be able to enjoy either, as the supervisors approved an intermunicipal liquor license transfer for Wegmans under construction near Baltimore Pike and Route 202.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:17:50 -0500 2015-02-26T10:17:50-05:00 2015-02-26T10:25:37-05:00
<![CDATA[Still not contract]]> OXFORD >> "OAEA Still United, Still No Contract." That was the slogan on the buttons worn by teachers at the Oxford Area School Board meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Members of the Oxford Area Education Association (OAEA) filled most of the seats in the audience but they did not offer any remarks during either public comment opportunity.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:22:21 -0500 2015-02-25T17:22:21-05:00 2015-02-25T17:22:21-05:00
<![CDATA[Law enforcement seeks vandal who spray painted at Lincoln]]> LOWER OXFORD >> The Lincoln University officials are working with the Chester County District Attorney's office to determine who spray-painted a racial slur on an entrance sign at the school. To that end, a $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:12:04 -0500 2015-02-25T17:12:04-05:00 2015-02-25T17:12:04-05:00
<![CDATA[Police Log]]> Kennett Square

Robbery arrest >> On Nov. 25, at 10 p.m., police received the report that victims had just been robbed at gun point by two black males at a residence located in the 100 block South Willow Street. Over $100 in cash and a cell phone were taken from the victims. On Dec. 16, police arrested a 15-year-old male, of Kennett Square, in connection with the robbery.

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:06:05 -0500 2015-02-24T13:06:05-05:00 2015-02-25T16:52:22-05:00
<![CDATA[Police Reports]]> State Police Avondale

Tires Slashed >> Sometiime overnight on Feb. 8, someone slashed a tire on a vehicle in the 100 block of Buttercup Lane in East Nottingham Township, police said.

License plate >> Someone cut a license plate and registration sticker from a vehicle in the 2100 block of Baltimore Pike in East Nottingham Township on Feb.

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:40:19 -0500 2015-02-24T10:40:19-05:00 2015-02-24T10:40:19-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square officials creating a 'walkable paradise']]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Kennett Square officials are creating a "walkable paradise," and there's a good chance the borough could secure nearly $1 million in county funding to improve the borough's streetscapes project this year.

That was the message County Commissioner Terrence Farrell delivered as keynote speaker Thursday night during the State of the Downtown address at Liberty Place in Kennett Square.

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:29:50 -0500 2015-02-20T14:29:50-05:00 2015-02-20T14:29:50-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett's WIN program inspires students to succeed]]> The final year of high school can be very stressful as any senior will attest - if they have the time to talk between classes, SATS, school visits, essays and college applications. The process of planning one's future and applying to college can be a daunting task for any student or parent unfamiliar with the process.

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:26:50 -0500 2015-02-16T09:26:50-05:00 2015-02-16T10:40:10-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett students learn the hard facts about drugs and deaths]]> KENNETT SQUARE>> The last words Jackie Zwann heard from her son were "I love you mom."

RJ Zwann, a junior at Avon Grove High School, died at the age of 17 of a drug overdose six years ago. The night before he died, he told his mother he was going out with a friend. The next morning, Jackie found him sprawled out on the floor with a lamp and a chair next to him.

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:12:01 -0500 2015-02-13T13:12:01-05:00 2015-02-13T13:12:01-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square couple's new business helps people in their native Columbia]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Colombia has the fastest growing information technology industry in the world and has longest fiber optic network in Latin America. Columbia has an upper middle-income economy, and is Latin America's fourth largest overall economy. Petroleum is Colombia's main export, and the country has experienced economic prosperity of late.

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:01:20 -0500 2015-02-13T12:01:20-05:00 2015-02-13T12:12:24-05:00