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Government

  • 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.