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 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:27:31 -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.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:11:53 -0500 2014-11-25T11:11:53-05:00 2014-11-25T11:11:55-05:00
<![CDATA[Let's end homelessness in our community]]> If you were in Kennett Square last Friday, you probably saw people carrying posters, walking about town. At first glance, it appears they are picketers, but get close enough, and you can read the signs. "There are 1.7 million homeless teens in the U.S.," or "Do you have a warm place to sleep tonight?," or "Did you know 39 percent of the homeless population is young people under age 18.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:01:33 -0500 2014-11-25T11:01:33-05:00 2014-11-25T11:11:47-05:00
<![CDATA[The Good Wife]]> NORTH POLE >> It's been said that behind every successful man, there's a good woman. It has never been more true than the Clauses, Santa and Jessica, who toil all year for one spectacular night. Well, actually, not just one -- several.

The big season for this busy couple begins this week, when they make an appearance at the Christmas parade in Kennett Square on Friday.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:10:26 -0500 2014-11-25T11:10:26-05:00 2014-11-25T11:10:41-05:00
<![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.

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.

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.

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.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:36:39 -0500 2014-11-24T17:36:39-05:00 2014-11-24T17:36:49-05:00
<![CDATA[Ice Hockey: Snowden, Oxford knock off Appoquinimink]]> NEWARK, Del. >> After coming off a tough opponent in DMA two nights before, Oxford faced Appoquinimink Sunday night and came out with a 3-1 win in a varsity game at the Pond.

The Hornets scored early in the first period and never let up the lead. Later in the first period, Oxford scored again, taking a 2-0 advantage.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:30:47 -0500 2014-11-24T17:30:47-05:00 2014-11-24T17:30:50-05:00
<![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.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:32:23 -0500 2014-11-20T11:32:23-05:00 2014-11-20T11:32:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Why did they vote Republican?]]> Anyone who has followed the most recent mid-term election knows that the Republican Party picked up enough votes to gain control of the U.S. Senate and retain control of the House of Representatives.

During the last election, the Democrats had the representation enough to control the Senate, but not the House.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:25:19 -0500 2014-11-20T11:25:19-05:00 2014-11-20T11:25:21-05:00
<![CDATA[Great Outdoors: Time to focus on holiday outdoors gifts]]> As I sit here writing this week's column, I am about 75 miles due north of southern Chester County, visiting my parents, and there is snow on the ground. Hard to believe. And I'm not sure I'm ready for this. But, with the holiday season upon us, I suppose it's time. And, given the choice, I would much prefer cold, crisp weather even with some snow on the ground, compared to the cool, damp, rainy Thanksgiving and Christmas Days we've had in the past.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:46:12 -0500 2014-11-19T19:46:12-05:00 2014-11-19T19:46:14-05:00
<![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.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:22:27 -0500 2014-11-19T19:22:27-05:00 2014-11-19T19:42:39-05:00
<![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.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:19:52 -0500 2014-11-19T19:19:52-05:00 2014-11-19T19:19:54-05:00
<![CDATA['Shakespeare in Hollywood' plays at Unionville]]> Shakespeare in Hollywood Plays at Unionville

The Unionville High School players had a high old time presenting "Shakespeare in Hollywood" by Ken Ludwig last weekend. Based loosely on Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night's Dream," it is a lightweight spoof of the heavy weight stars in Hollywood just before World War II.

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:26:14 -0500 2014-11-18T18:26:14-05:00 2014-11-18T18:26:18-05:00
<![CDATA[16 historic buildings on Candlelight Christmas tour]]> Visitors to the Brandywine Valley know that the region holds many treasures, including its historic houses: long-standing structures many with rustic springhouses, some of which date back over 300 years. Driving the countryside, you can see these old friends on back country roads, where intersections are marked by the end of a stone wall built many decades ago, still standing as they signify a property line demarcated when our republic was young.

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:20:48 -0500 2014-11-18T18:20:48-05:00 2014-11-18T18:21:10-05:00