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Government

  • County gives legislative delegation place to hang their hats

    State Senator Mike Fanning and Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart met in the basement of the Chester County Courthouse recently to look over the space Chester County has provided for the county’s legislative delegation. They invited The N&R to do a walkthrough with them while they looked over the space. They also talked about how Chester County is meeting their obligations to the delegation.

  • City will apparently not make up cancelled meeting

    As it currently stands, Chester City Council will not be making up the meeting it had to cancel on Monday for lack of a quorum.

  • Fort Lawn swears in Hatcher

    Newly elected Fort Lawn Town Councilmember Wendy Hatcher was sworn in to her seat on council at the July meeting. Hatcher is filling the unexpired term of former Councilmember Thomas Jones, who resigned the seat because he was moving out of the town limits. Town Attorney Brian Grier administered the oath and Hatcher’s daughter Ashley Bellavance held the Bible for her. Hatcher’s ex-husband, Al Bellavance, is also a town councilmember.

  • Roads Bill resurfacing 2.12 miles in Chester initially

    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has announced the awarding of contracts for road resurfacing and rehab under the new Roads Bill in 27 counties, as well as increased funding from the General Assembly to local County Transportation Committees (CTCs).

    According to an SCDOT release, in this first announcement, Chester County will see 2.12 miles of road resurfaced or rehabbed, on three roads in the county: Belt Road, Rodman Road and Wilson Street.

  • The meeting that did not happen

    Chester City Council did not vote on a much-anticipated zoning special exception on Monday as was expected. In fact, the council didn’t vote on anything.

    For one of the first times in recent memory, a Chester City Council regular meeting was cancelled for lack of a quorum.

    “We hope that we will get enough members of council here to hold our meeting,” Councilwoman Angela Douglas told the packed crowd at 6:30 Monday night, the scheduled meeting time.

  • Hatcher wins Fort Lawn Council seat

    The Chester County Election Commission met on Thursday to certify the results of the Fort Lawn municipal election for Town Council.

    The election was held as a result of the resignation of council member Thomas Jones, who resigned because he was relocating out of town limits.

  • City names public works finalists

    One of the candidates has already withdrawn his name, but the City of Chester did name finalists for its vacant public works director job earlier this week.

  • UPDATE: 1641 revealed...Roseburg coming to Chester

    It doesn't have to go by the code name "1641" any longer.

    On Tuesday, in a special ceremony held at the Gateway Conference Center, it was announced that Roseburg Forest Products would locate a new engineered wood products plant in Chester County.

  • Chester EMA getting new home

    Chester County Emergency Management Director Eddie Murphy says his staff can handle pretty much anything, but when it comes to their office, they won’t have to for much longer.

    Murphy appeared before Chester County Council on Monday to talk about the possibility of getting a new office building.

    “This has been quite a long time coming,” he said.

  • County "negotiating" with company that owes back taxes

    Chester County is “negotiating” with a former industry that closed its doors and left a hefty tax bill unpaid.