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, 30 Jan 2015 04:23:28 -0500 60 <![CDATA[MLK's words ring true in Kennett and the world]]> On the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, we recall these words spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Aug. 28, 1963, by Dr. King.

The challenges to come together and rise above circumstances remain, and the message is as important to all Americans as ever. Following are excerpts from Dr.

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<![CDATA[Reason for Kennett Square's success lies in the people]]> "We're a booming town and we're getting bigger and bigger. We're a happening town now."

Those words were spoken by Michael Uhle of Kennett Square, on New Year's Eve, about 15 minutes before the drop of a huge 500-pound stainless steel mushroom.

Uhle is right. While other small boroughs in Chester County and other counties throughout Pennsylvania struggle to remain vibrant, Kennett Square has found the formula.

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:47:22 -0500 2015-01-10T13:47:22-05:00 2015-01-10T13:47:24-05:00
<![CDATA[Christmas 2014: The good, the bad and the ugly]]> The late weeks of December are widely labelled, "The most wonderful time of the year."

They are called that for good reason, because even beyond the obvious holiday that celebrates the birth of Christ, even those who are not Christian -- or even believers in a traditional deity -- can still find joy and celebration in this season.

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<![CDATA[Rioting is not the answer for recent police incidents]]> Rioting in the street, blocking traffic and looting stores miss the mark as solutions to curbing police brutality or aggression toward blacks. Those problems take disciplined dialogue, deep reflection on the nature of violence and defining the role of law enforcement at local and national levels.

In recent months there have been noteworthy instances of police actually killing unarmed young black men who should at the most have been simply arrested and taken in for questioning.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:52:51 -0500 2014-12-17T18:52:51-05:00 2014-12-17T18:52:55-05:00
<![CDATA[Generosity abounds in Chester County]]> Recently, Forbes released its list of America's best places to raise a family, and Chester County placed eighth. And according to real estate company Movoto, Chester County is the fourth best place in America to live. Indeed, Chester County is the 24th wealthiest county in the nation, according to Forbes, with a median annual household income of $84,741.

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