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  • Things to know before you go to the polls on Tuesday

    Chester County Registration and Election Commission Director Earl Moore has last minute advice for voters before they venture to the polls next week. On Tuesday, Nov. 6 scores of voters will stand in long lines to cast votes for candidates in various election races. Moore shared tips to make this process go more smoothly. He also emphasized why it is important that each qualified voter cast a vote.

  • Stroman may vote for Romney...twice

    It will say "Mitt Romney" on the presidential ballot Tuesday, but South Carolinians favoring the Republican candidate will actually be voting for Chester's Sandra Stroman.

  • CRMC holds 'Pink Shirt Day'

    In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the staff at Chester Regional Medical Center donned pink t-shirts on Oct. 26 to celebrate “Pink Shirt Day.” Amber Reynolds, the medical center's clinical documentation specialist, explained the significance of this event.
    “We're celebrating breast awareness because we care about our patients,” she said. “Our patients mean a lot to us and we're trying to give back to them for all they do and their families.”

  • Skydive Carolina team wins gold honor and dedicates it to comatose teammate

    Skydive Carolina, located at the Chester Airport, is one of the largest skydiving centers in the southeast and hosts jumpers from all over the world with various events throughout the year, said General Manager James La Barrie. This week, a team who trains at this local center competed in the U.S. Parachute Association (USPA) National Championships in Arizona and walked away with a gold honor which they dedicated to a teammate currently comatose from an accident with a drunk driver, La Barrie said.

  • North Carolina man dies in Chester skydiving accident

    A North Carolina resident died on Sunday after a skydive landing accident at Skydive Carolina Parachute Center located at the Chester Airport. Clarence Huggins, 45 of Fayetteville, N.C. died as a result of blunt force trauma, said Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker.
    “It was blunt force trauma from the landing itself,” Tinker said. “He was trying to land and didn't get enough of a turn to get his foot down.”

  • Authorities seeking Winnsboro Public Safety officer

    State Law Enforcement Division agents are continuing their air and ground search for a Winnsboro Public Safety Officer wanted for attempted murder in connection with the shooting of his estranged wife Sunday evening.
    Winnsboro Department of Public Safety Officer Michael Bernard Roseboro, 43, was last seen leaving the scene of the shooting on 8th Street in Winnsboro driving his assigned DPS white Ford Crown Victoria, S.C. license tag MG 42060. The vehicle was recovered this morning near Great Falls.

  • Missing Richburg teen makes safe return home

    A Richburg teen reported missing last week has returned home safely. Thomas 'Blake” Boan was reported missing on Oct. 14 by his work supervisor from a Richburg motel. After several days of no word from him, Boan's family and local law enforcement officials requested the community's help to find him. Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith expressed relief at Boan's safe return saying the teen had been out of state.
    “Our prayers were answered,” Smith said. “He came home.”

  • Cancer in Chester 2012, Part 3

    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is releasing an article titled "Analysis and Local Data collected by the Registry to be used for Cancer Awareness." In it, DHEC breaks down not only the cases of cancer in Chester County, but its affect on Chester County. Chester has been at the forefront of such research for years, with the county being the state's first to undertake cancer cluster studies.

  • Hal Stone retires from Economic Development

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    Tuesday was a double celebration for Hal Stone.

    Not only did he celebrate his 60th birthday, but he celebrated the start of his retirement.

    Stone was honored with a drop-in at the Carlisle Roddey Government Complex Tuesday.

  • Cancer in Chester 2012, Part 2

    Chester County's age-adjusted cancer mortality rate is higher than that of the state as a whole.
    "Cancer mortality" is defined as the occurrence of cancer deaths in a certain population within a given period of time. A cancer mortality rate tells how many people died of cancer per 100,000 people in the population. It is age-adjusted, meaning that the age of the population is taken into account.