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  • Worthy came home 'to serve'

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    Sandi Feaster Worthy has two new blessings in her life. Her husband, Kelvin Worthy, whom she married on Saturday and her new position as city administrator that was approved by the Chester City Council on Monday. Recently, she spoke about her new position as a “servant” to the community and shared some of the experience she brings to her new position that will positively promote the city.

  • UPDATE: Chester Wood Products sold to Boise Cascade

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    Chester Wood Products, Chester County's largest industrial employer, has been sold.

  • Wounded serviceman honored by church family

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    BY SYLVIA STRANGE
    Special to The N&R

  • Chester's downtown farmer’s market now offers locally grown produce

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    BY AMANDA PHIPPS
    Special to The N&R

    Residents can now buy locally grown produce, honey and even handmade jewelry at the Chester Farmer's Market located downtown.

    This is the market's first year downtown, market manager Jasmine McCoy said.

    "Hopefully it will draw more people and develop businesses," she said. "People are able to buy locally grown and produced products."

  • New Chester Realty celebrates three-year anniversary

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    New Chester Realty has marked a new milestone and Broker Debra Singleton is proud.

    “This is our three-year anniversary in July,” she said. “There are three of us now, myself, with 10 years experience, Billie Austin, a realtor with nine years experience and Jerry Robertson, a realtor who just came aboard. He's our newest addition to Chester Realty.”

  • Council votes to offer administrator job to Feaster

    BY AMANDA PHIPPS

    Special to The N&R

    After weeks of being at a standstill, Chester may finally have a city administrator.

    The council voted to offer the vacant position to Sandi Feaster at their regular meeting Monday.

    Feaster was named one of three finalists for the job on June 17, along with Stevie Lee Cox and Philip Thompson-King. She rated second for the position.

  • Man fatally injured in motorcycle crash

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    A Fort Lawn man was fatally injured after he crashed on a motorcycle Saturday, July 20, around 7:43 p.m. on U.S. Highway 321 near the S.C. Highway 9 business intersection.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Brent Kelley said the motorcyclist was traveling north on U.S. Highway 321 and as he approached the intersection, he attempted to slow down, struck a curve and was ejected from the motorcycle.

  • Unemployment rate up in June

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    In June, for the first time in several years, Chester County fell out of the top 10 in the state in terms of unemployment rate. However, the news was not all good and Chester fell from the top 10 only because other counties saw big spikes in their rates.

  • Westbrook Road reopens after repairs

    A Chester County Road damaged by a flash flood has been reopened to the public.
    According to the S.C. Department of Transportation, Westbrook Road, which is located 2.66 miles southeast of the Town of Edgemoor was scheduled to be opened back up to traffic on Thursday afternoon.
    The road had been closed since June 30 due to the failure of a drainage line underneath the roadway. That failure happened during one of a series of torrential downpours the area has seen in recent weeks.

  • NEW UPDATE: Spratt Savings and Loan robbed

    At approximately 3:10 p.m. Thursday, Spratt Savings and Loan on Saluda Street was reportedly robbed. Within minutes, law enforcement vehicles from the City of Chester Police Department and Chester County Sheriff's Office were both at the scene and fanning out across the city. Nearly two hours later, 15 law enforcement vehicles remained at the scene.