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Government

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    One of the candidates has already withdrawn his name, but the City of Chester did name finalists for its vacant public works director job earlier this week.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

  • County approves bids on library AC, Animal Control fencing

    Chester County will spend just under $29,000 for upgrades at the Lewisville Library and the Animal Control building.

    At Monday’s meeting of Chester County Council, County Supervisor Shane Stuart reported that the air conditioning system at the Lewisville Library needed to be replaced. He said it was now past the point of repair.

    “It’s beyond what our maintenance can do to fix it,” he said.

    Money for the replacement is in the budget, he said. The winning bid on the project went to Cudd, Inc. for $13,808.

  • Douglas says city missing opportunities to recruit top candidates

    The applicant pool for the vacant City of Chester administrator position is deep in terms of quantity, but at least one member of Chester City Council is not happy with the quality.

  • Worthy picked as finalist for Abbeville post

    Sandi Worthy nearly went from running the City of Chester to running the County of Abbeville.

    According to the The Index Journal of Greenwood, Worthy was one of two finalists last week for the position of Abbeville County director. The job ultimately went to David Garner, who had local ties to the county after serving as the administrator of Calhoun Falls, a municipality within Abbeville. Still, Worthy said it was an honor to have been selected as one of the final two in a pool that included dozens of highly qualified candidates.

  • UPDATED WITH VIDEO: City Council settles on compensation for Roof

    Last week, Chester City Council made good on its months of promises to compensate employees who are taking on extra duties.

  • "The Dummy" gets its day

    A special ceremony on Saturday will mark the dedication of the informational sign in front of the No. 5 Edgemoor and Manetta Railway locomotive, popularly known around Richburg as “the Dinky” but more properly referred to as “the Dummy.”

    The sign dedication is one of the local events centered around the Smithsonian exhibition in Chester called “The Way We Worked.”

    The dedication ceremony for the sign will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Richburg Town Park.