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Today's News

  • Skewes walks the walk

    Politically speaking, Peter Skewes doesn't just talk the talk.
    Skewes, a professor at Clemson University, is the American Party candidate for president and his name will appear on the November ballot in South Carolina. Figuratively, he's running for president, but literally, he's walking. To promote his candidacy and party, he has embarked on a walk across the state... one that began in Clemson and will soon end in Charleston.

  • Forum explores police relations with community
  • Bridge reopens two weeks ahead of schedule

    The bridge that connects Chester County with the Town of Lockhart over the Broad River has reopened to traffic sooner than expected.
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced Thursday, somewhat unexpectedly, that the S.C. 9 Bridge over the Broad River in the Town of Lockhart was reopening, effective immediately after repairs were completed more than two weeks ahead of schedule.

  • Duracell to power down Lancaster plant

    Duracell will start phasing down operations at its Lancaster location next March to consolidate production of AA and AAA line of batteries at a single plant in LaGrange, Ga.
    Company officials told The Lancaster News of its future plans early Wednesday afternoon.
    The S.C. 9 Bypass West plant, which manufactures AA alkaline batteries, has about 430 employees and is the county’s seventh largest employer.

  • My sixth grade life

    There’s an old proverb that says: ‘If you want to understand your students, you must slog a mile in their sneakers’.
    Well, it really doesn’t say that, but some Chester Middle School parents will get a chance on July 30 to stand in their students’ sneakers as they spend a day in the life of a sixth grader during the Chester Middle School Sixth Grade Bridge Program and Parent Orientation.

  • Engineer briefs Chester City Council on stormwater study

    As part of a stormwater study, an engineer with the Keck & Wood engineering firm recommended a stormwater fee as a way for the City of Chester to finance future drainage upgrades.
    The stormwater study was commissioned by the city to look at ways to deal with the flooding problems residents in the drainage basin that centers around on Saluda and Mobley Streets experience.

  • Two wheels for veteran appeal

    Chester American Legionnaire Al Boyd wears many hats: Commander of the James D. Wessinger Chapter 19 of the Disabled American Veterans in Chester, a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Blackstock, organizer of the Ride for Jesus motorcycle gathering and a member of the American Legion James Hemphill Post 27 in Chester.
    When Legion Post 27 in Chester decided they wanted to start an American Legion Riders chapter, they asked Boyd to wear another hat, or actually a helmet. They asked him to help start the chapter.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Citizens will vote on change in form of county government

    In November, Chester County voters will not only choose who will represent them in office, but how they will be represented.
    Chester County Council gave third reading approval Monday to a measure that will put a potential change in the form of government on the November ballot. If approved, the county will dump its current supervisor form of government in favor of an administrator form.

  • "R-A-C-E 101" subject of community forum

    What community activist Makeda Baker called “R-A-C-E 101” was the subject of a community forum held Saturday at the Old Armory building in Chester. The forum was held to open a dialogue about relations between the community and law enforcement, especially in light of the recent shooting incidents around the nation.
    Baker explained that “R-A-C-E stood for “Reactions to Anti-Constitutional Encounters.”

  • Our man in Philly

    Editor’s note: Sixth Circuit Public Defender William Frick is one of the South Carolina delegates to the Democratic National Convention this week. He provided some impressions of the first day of the events from the convention floor.

    From his hotel room window on Monday, Frick could look down on some of the protest groups wending their way through the streets of Philadelphia.
    He wrote: “Been an interesting day. Bernie supporters, socialists and marijuana proponents had a helluva march through downtown. Yep, and giant joints too.”