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Today's News

  • Judge orders delay on special exception for funeral home

    Judge Paul Burch did not grant the restraining order sought by two York Street residents intended to prevent second reading on a zoning special exception by the City of Chester, but the vote still won’t be taking place tonight.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FINAL: Cycs and Lions move to 4-1

    Chester and lower Richland didn’t stop one another for most of the night, but the Cyclones made one huge stop when it counted most.

    Lower Richland scored a touchdown in the final second to pull within 40-39 and decided to go for two and the win. The Diamond Hornets tried to ride Keyshawn Capers straight up the gut, but the Cyclones stuffed him at the one to preserve the win.

    The Cyclones got off to a rough start, with Lower Richland scoring on its first drive, then getting an 83-yard scoring run from quarterback Tevaughn Higgins to go up 13-0.

  • Breaking News: Judge to hear suit against city Monday

    It won’t be determined until Monday morning, whether or not Chester City Council can go forward with a vote on a special zoning exception until Monday morning.

  • Judge denies bond for man in Chester bookstore shooting

    Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons on Wednesday denied bond for Robert Worthy, the man accused of shooting Annie McFadden at the Father, Son and Holy Spirit Bookstore in Chester on Aug. 26.

    Worthy was arrested on several charges: assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, attempted murder, domestic violence and two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

  • Restoring the signs of history

    BY GLINDA PRICE COLEMAN

    SPECIAL TO THE N&R

    Each letter is painstakingly painted metallic silver on a field of South Carolina State flag blue. The words have heralded specific historic sites in Chester County for more than 40 years and it is time to spruce up the roadside historic markers.

    The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) began putting up state historical markers in the early 1970s, marking the many historic events that have taken place in the county. Some of the events took place even before there was a Chester County.

  • UPDATED: Irma knocks out power, downs trees in Chester

    The effects of Hurricane, later Tropical Storm Irma were felt in Chester County beginning on Monday and were still being felt in some areas on Tuesday. According to Duke Energy as of Tuesday afternoon, there were 2,100 outages across the county.

    Duke Energy – South Carolina Vice President for Community Relations Rick Jiran said in an email that there was no outage ‘pattern’ in Chester County. Jiran said there were scattered events throughout the county from Chester proper to Great Falls up to Fort Lawn, adding up to the 2,100 reported outages.

  • Lawsuit filed over special exception for funeral home

    When he voted in favor of a special zoning exception for his family’s business, Chester City Councilman William King told those who deemed his act a conflict of interests to challenge him legally. At least two people have taken him up on that offer.

    Mark Dickinson and Kathryn Dixon are listed as the plaintiffs in a suit against King that seeks a temporary restraining order on final passage of the special exception until it can be determined by a court whether King’s vote did constitute a conflict of interest.

  • Chester Regional prepares for storm

    Last week, Gov. McMaster called for mandatory evacuation of the hospitals along the coast of South Carolina and local hospitals prepared for an influx of patients from those facilities. Even as far inland as Chester County, Chester Regional Medical Center was preparing to deal with the storm and an influx of patients, but hospital CEO Page Vaughan, who has just recently taken on the additional duties as CEO of Springs Memorial Hospital, said in an email Chester Regional was not seeing an influx of patients from the coast, but ‘we are prepared if we need to.’

  • Chester police investigate Walmart fire

    Investigators with the Chester Police Department are currently investigating a fire that took place on Saturday behind the Chester Walmart.

    According to a press release from the Chester Police Department, officers were dispatched at about 6:30 p.m. to Walmart along with the City of Chester Fire Department. Officers located a huge fire at the rear of the store.

    The fire department responded with a pumper and tanker truck to fight the blaze.

  • Fort Lawn man dies in Saluda Road accident

    A Fort Lawn man died as the result of a one-vehicle accident on Saluda Road in York County early Friday morning.

    According to the York County Coroner’s Office, the driver was Stephen Price, 47, of Fort Lawn. He died at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident.