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Government

  • County helps cover budget overages of rural fire

    Rural fire protection in Chester County got a boost last week, receiving $10,000 from county council during Monday's meeting.
    The discussion of fire protection was started by Councilman Brad Jordan. Jordan said budget cuts were putting a strain on the departments, some of which are operating slightly in the red, he said.
    “I'd like to see a commitment on our part,” Jordan said.

  • Eureka demolition on hold until Sept.

    Owners of the Eureka Mill have agreed to cease demolition work of the old structure until after the end of the month.

  • Filing ends for school board, Fort Lawn Town Council

    Filing ended for the Chester County School Board and Fort Lawn Town Council elections in November. Two seats on the board and all the seats in Fort Lawn will be contested.

  • No new filers for school board, Fort Lawn council

    No new names have been added to the list of those seeking spots on the Chester County School Board or Fort Lawn town council.
    So far, District 3 representative Denise Lawson has filed to seek another term on the board as has District 4 representative Jim Stroman. Neither has any announced competition as of yet.

  • Roddey elected SCAC president

    Officially, he's a county supervisor and he's unofficially known as “The Voice of the Cyclones.” Carlisle Roddey earned another title last week; president.
    Roddey was elected president of the South Carolina Association of Counties.
    SCAC elected officers for 2010-11 at its 43rd Annual Conference.  

  • Halloween coming a day early this year

    Children in the City of Chester looking forward to Halloween have one less day to wait than the calendar indicates.
    The national observance of Halloween is Oct. 31. However, Mayor Mitch Foster said Monday that will not be the case this year. Included in Chester City Council's information packet was a page from the the city's ordinances.
    “Halloween will be observed on October 31 unless that date is on Sunday. In the event October 31 is a Sunday, Halloween will be observed on October 30,” the ordinance says.

  • Filing still open for school board, Fort Lawn council

    Most of the incumbents, but only a few challengers, have filed for open seats on the Chester County School Board and the Fort Lawn town council.
    In the school board race, District 3 representative Denise Lawson has filed to seek another term on the board as has District 4 representative Jim Stroman. As of yet, neither has any announced competition.

  • Russell questions Fort Lawn council compensation

    It generated no discussion among council members, but Fort Lawn Town Councilman Scott Russell recommended altering the compensation policy for council members during a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday.
    Council members in Fort Lawn receive $100 a month. Normally, the town only has one meeting a month, though there are occasionally special called meetings and workshops. Russell said that council members who do not attend meetings should not be compensated.

  • City scores big with grant money

    Nobody really wanted the credit, but everyone is happy to have the money.
    Chester Mayor Mitch Foster announced at a press conference yesterday that the city has collected more than $822,000 in grants in the past few weeks.
    “We're making an effort to get all the dollars we can from wherever we can to put to work for the citizens of Chester,” Foster said.

  • CHURCH CALENDAR week of 08/29

    Bethel UMC

    • Men’s Breakfast Club meetings, 8 a.m. Sunday, social hall.

    • Fall schedule to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, with a covered dish supper.

    Brooklyn Tabernacle AME Zion

    • Homecoming, Sunday, Sept. 14. Speaker for 11 a.m. services: The Rev. Angela W. Boyd of Metropolitan AME Zion. Speaker for 2:30 p.m. service: The Rev. Franklin Kelly of Fairview AME Zion, Earl, N.C.