Today's News

  • CMD Chief: Drinking water is safe

    A post by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation this weekend reported an 180,000 gallon raw sewage spill into the Sugar Creek watershed. According to foundation records, this is one of the largest sewage spills into the Catawba basin on record for Charlotte Water. But Chester Metropolitan District Executive Director Fred Castles says the CMD water is safe.

    The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation stated that ‘recreation downstream on river between York/Chester and Lancaster Counties is not recommended until further notice.’

  • Two charged with attempted armed robbery at Chester Waffle House

    Chester County Sheriff’s deputies have charged two people with attempted armed robbery in connection with an incident Monday at the Waffle House on the JA Cochran Bypass in Chester.

    According to a Chester County Sheriff’s Office media release, the CCSO received a report of an individual with a gun walking into the Waffle House. Deputies were able to arrest two suspects involved in the incident.

  • Man arrested for attempting to furnish contraband to inmate

    Chester County Sheriff’s Officers on Monday arrested Darrell Boyce Phillips of Gastonia, N.C. for allegedly attempting to furnish a controlled substance declared to be contraband to an inmate, Teresa Michelle Felton of Fort Mill.

    The incident took place on July 11, according to a media release from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office.

  • From culinary arts to coloring books, ‘Open Fields’ leads to more open minds

    Young students at the Brainerd Institute spent some weeks out under a tent, in the open fields, and they left with newly-opened minds.

  • County attacking trash problem

    Hopefully, Chester County’s roads will start to look cleaner in the near future.

    For many years, members of Chester County Council have spoken about the abundance of littler that lines nearly every road in the county. They’ve pleaded with the public to try to help, to report road litterers when they see them and to not throw trash out their car windows themselves. They’ve asked folks to show civic pride and to consider how the appearance of an area can affect people’s perception of it.

  • ‘This meeting is out of order’

    A proposed zoning change that would allow a funeral home to locate into a residential area of York Street has drawn strong opposition from neighboring residents, but has gained the approval of the City of Chester planning commission.

    The issue actually began on June 27 when the planning commission met to consider an application allowing funeral homes in the R-10 (residential) zoning district, specifically at 126 York Street. The application was made by a real estate broker, Randall Chapman, on behalf of the property owner, Pastor David Levister of Word and Spirit Ministry.

  • "A perfect partner for prosperity"

    State, county and local officials commented on and off the podium about the announcement on Tuesday that Roseburg Forest Products would located a $200 million engineered wood products plant in Chester County. The plant is expected to bring 145 jobs to the county.


    Some comments in a release from the S.C. Department of Commerce:

  • County raises cost to municipalities for housing inmates

    The cost of housing inmates at the Chester County Detention Center is going up for local municipalities…way up.

    During a regular meeting last Monday, Chester County Council approved third-and-final reading of an ordinance to raise the per-day price of holding non-convicted, pre-trial inmates that is charged to the City of Chester and the towns of Fort Lawn and Great Falls. County Supervisor Shane Stuart noted that an adjustment in the cost was badly needed.

  • 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.

  • Chester man gets 110 months in stolen firearm case

    United States Attorney Beth Drake stated Tuesday that Tommie Lee Causey, Jr. was sentenced in federal court in Columbia, South Carolina, for possession of a stolen firearm in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(j).  United States District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie, of Columbia, sentenced Causey to 110 months incarceration, followed by a term of supervised release of three years.