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Today's News

  • Richburg blows out 125 candles on cake this weekend

    The Town of Richburg celebrates 125 years in existence this weekend with three special events.
    The public is invited to the first event, which will be a drop-in on Friday at the Gateway Conference Center from 6-8 p.m. The opening ceremony for the town's three-day celebration will be at this time. Entertainment will be provided by the Lewisville High School Chorus and the Chester Jazz & Blues Band.

  • Chester High deals with shooting rumors

    The administration of Chester High School was contacted on Wednesday afternoon by a concerned student who had some sketchy details that a student was going to carry out a shooting at the school, according to a statement from the Chester County School District, but there was no emergency and no danger.
    Brooke Clinton, public information officer for the district, said Wednesday law enforcement officers went to the school to investigate the claim and there was no emergency. A scheduled search by a drug dog did not turn up any evidence, either, Clinton said.

  • County requests state increase to Local Government Fund

    Chester County has requested that the state increase the allocation to the Local Government Fund for a long time. Now it has officially made that request.
    On Monday, Chester County Council unanimously approved a resolution calling on the South Carolina General Assembly to "increase the allocation to the Local Government Fund to both provide property taxpayers with the relief they have been promised and allow county government the ability to provide the state and local government services required under state law."

  • Jobless rate drops in September

    After two months of increases, Chester County's unemployment rate dropped in September.

  • Sheriff's Department gets grant for in-car cameras

    The Chester County Sheriff's Department had some good news and some bad news to share with County Council Monday night in relation to grants.
    Barbara Cameron, with the department, told the council that a grant application she'd written for in-car video cameras had been approved. The grant is for $42,000 and requires a $4,200 local match. She had anticipated that the total would pay for the 10 cameras needed to equip the department's patrol cars, but said it would come up just a bit short.

  • Trick-or-treating with the sheriff

    If the idea of spending Halloween with costumed sheriff's deputies, getting trunkloads of candy from police cruisers and visiting a haunted chambers appeals to your kids, be sure to take them to the Chester County Law Enforcement Center this Halloween.
    The Chester County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Alex Underwood and the Sheriff's Foundation of Chester County will hold the first ever Safe Trick or Treat event on Halloween night, from 6-9 p.m. at the LEC at 2740 Dawson Drive.

  • Pets on parade at HILLarity

    Saturday was what might be referred to as a dog day of summer...in the fall.
    Beth’s Canine Design hosted Chester’s 22nd annual Pet Show where “everyone’s a winner!”  The temperature was hot, and so were the dogs—in the “cool” and “gorgeous” meaning of the word.  This year only dogs appeared in the show as opposed to years past when some unusual pets appeared such as a very large lizard, a raccoon, a mini horse and even an opossum were present.  

  • Federal report card shows room for improvement for CCSD

    Chester County School District received a grade of D on the 2014 Federal Report Card on school districts in the state, according to data on the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Schools Act – commonly known as No Child Left Behind) released Tuesday. This means the total report card scores of the schools in the district average out to a D, which means the district's performance has not met the state's expectations.

  • County spends $42,000 on IT upgrades for Sheriff's Department

    "What's the pain going to be?" County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey asked Monday. "How much is this going to hurt?"
    The answer is about $42,000 worth.

  • "On our watch and in our care"

    They were back at it again or should I say they are still at it, but, in actuality, they never stopped. They are the Old Zion St. Paul Halselville Cemetery Association comprised of members of the very old Old Zion AME Church and the current and very active St. Paul Halselville Baptist Church. Their continued goal and mission is the locating of, preservation and remembrance of grave sites of former church members who happen to be family and friends.