Today's News

  • Update:Fatal shooting reported overnight on Saluda Street

    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker has released the name of the victim of the Thursday night Saluda Street shooting. The victim is Enkee Drequon Pendergrass, 22, of Chester.

    Chester police are asking for information related to the incident that occurred about 11 p.m. Thursday night on Saluda Street near Foote Street. Residents who live near the area reported hearing a number of gunshots around 11:30 and seeing what looked like a manhunt by police a short time later.

  • Doomsday Scenario

    While most of its citizens went on about their business without knowing it, Chester County, along with most of the United States, was hit with a simulated cyber attack-fueled power outage Wednesday as part of the “Grid X” or “GridEx” preparedness exercise. While Chester County citizens worked, played, slept or were in school or commuting, county government representatives were planning what they would do in the event the attack and power outage became real and not just simulated.

  • Former city finance director facing wire fraud indictment

    A former City of Chester employee was indicted this week on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

  • Williams accepts Chester chief position

    The City of Chester has officially filled its police chief vacancy.

  • Too many tests?

    If a person looked at the Chester County School District testing calendar, they might well think students are taking too many tests. Chief Instructional Officer Dena Dunlap presented the testing calendar to the Chester County School Board members at their October meeting. Some of the board members commented that they thought the students were taking a lot of tests.

    “The state Department of Education feels that we need to be doing testing,’” said Dunlap.

  • Stuart briefs Richburg Town Council

    Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart provided a briefing at their November meeting to the members of Richburg Town Council (following their swearing-in ceremony) on some issues facing the county.

    Stuart spoke first about the planned housing subdivision that developers want to locate off of S.C. Highway 901 (Edgeland Road). The project is 830 single-family homes, averaging about 6,000 sq. ft. and with prices of $200,000 and up.

  • CMD customers on some streets will see higher bills this month

    The Chester Metropolitan District has sent out a release that states customers on some streets in Chester will see a higher than normal bill for November.

    According to the release, due to circumstances surrounding their meter replacement project, a portion of the bills with a billing date on or near Nov. 17 will show 41 days of water usage instead of the normal 30 days.

  • At Veterans Dinner, Maj. General McCoy honors those who served

    In the course of his keynote speech at the Eat with the Veterans Dinner, Maj. General Gary McCoy asked, “What is America’s Greatest Generation?”

    His answer was, “When it comes to America’s greatest generation, I say it is the generation that is serving in the military at that time. It wasn't just the generation that served in WWI, WWII or others. The great generation is those that served at the time that their nation asked them to serve.”

  • Councilwoman wants properties committee folded

    Chester City Council reinstated committees earlier this year but one member of council would like to see at least one of them disappear.

  • County honors "Real Heroes"

    “Chester has got some real heroes.”

    That’s what U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman told the crowd at the Chester County War Memorial building during the Veterans Day ceremony. Norman handed out some Congressional Challenge Coins (especially to Press Roberts, who was the oldest veteran at the observance) and had his picture made with the veterans so their names could be formally entered into the Congressional Record. Before that, Norman provided the keynote speech in a day filled with patriotic speeches.