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Today's News

  • City of Chester Opportunity Zones approved

     

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    Two areas in the City of Chester that were nominated to be Opportunity Zones, census tracts 202 and 203, have been approved as Qualified Opportunity Zones in the first round of designations by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service.

     

    An Opportunity Zone offers tax credits on capital gains taxes for an investor or investors who invest and promore growth in low-income areas.

  • A plea, strong words to board from speakers at meeting at GFHS

    Public speakers at the Chester County School Board meeting held at Great Falls High School made a plea for a new career center and had some strong words for the school board and the school district Monday night.

    Alan Streeter is an electrical instructor at the Chester County Career Center. He spoke on career and technical education at the Chester County Career Center.

  • King answers lawsuit challenging his ability to hold office

    Chester City Councilman William King has responded to the lawsuit from Chester Citizens for Ethical Government (CCEG) seeking to have him removed from office by denying the group’s claims that his felony record makes him unqualified for office.

  • Jackson will earn $70k as new city administrator

    When she begins her duties as the City of Chester’s new administrator on May 15, Stephanie Guy Jackson will do so with an annual salary of $70,000.

  • Public info meeting on Fishing Creek Quarry is Wednesday

    Hardrock Aggregates, the company this is proposing an aggregate mining operation and rock quarry off of Fishing Creek Church Road, will hold a public meeting on Wednesday at the Gateway at 7 p.m. to answer community questions.

    According to project engineer Jerry Meade of Meade Gunnell Engineering, they plan to present their current mining plan for the proposed Fishing Creek Quarry.

    ‘We believe public input is part of the process of maintaining sound environmental practice,’ Meade wrote in an email.

  • County begins to prepare for coming growth

    Having to prepare for explosive residential growth is a good problem to have, but it’s still a problem that has to be dealt with.

  • Melvin seeking District 2 county council seat

    Chris Melvin is running for Chester County Council District 2. Chris has lived in Great Falls for the last 22 years and wants to help make Great Falls and the rest of District 2 into a better place for future generations.

    “I am tired of seeing Great Falls left behind,” Melvin said. “I want to bring more business opportunity and build a safer community.”

  • Richburg Fire Department begins a smoke detector blitz

    The Richburg Fire Department is joining the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, a nationwide effort to work over the next several years to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from the most common disaster people face in this country – home fires.

    As part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, Richburg Fire will help teach people about fire safety and help install smoke alarms in some neighborhoods where needed. The campaign focuses on increasing the use of smoke alarms in at-risk neighborhoods and encouraging everyone to practice their fire escape plans.

  • Engineer and landowner say quarry won't cause a quandry

    A rock quarry that will process the granite and other minerals they mine on site is proposed for a location off of Fishing Creek Church Road. The news of the building of the quarry has caused some comment among members in the community who are concerned about noise and traffic from the rock quarry and related activities and what proposed blasting to create the quarry would do to nearby historic structures.

    Project engineer Jerry Meade and landowner John Black sat down with The N&R recently to address those concerns about the proposed Fishing Creek Rock Quarry.

  • School district corrects potential FOIA missteps

    The Chester County School Board had some items on its agenda posted for Monday’s meeting that were questionable under the rules of the S.C. Freedom of Information Act, but once the items were brought to their attention, school board chair Denise Lawson and the school board acted quickly to fix them.

    The original posed agenda listed four items to be discussed behind closed doors in executive session: