Today's News

  • UPDATE III: Change in form of government off November ballot
  • UPDATED: Candidates speak at Chamber Town Hall meeting

    Candidates in countywide races in Chester County and State Senate District 17 expressed their views and answered questions last Thursday night at a Town Hall meeting sponsored by the Chester County Chamber of Commerce.
    In her welcome speech, Chamber President Brooke Clinton said the Town Hall meeting perfectly encapsulates the three specific goals of the chamber: connect, educate and advocate.

  • Richburg man arrested on over 100 counts of ill treatment of animals

    The Chester County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Richburg man and charged him with more than 198 counts of charges ranging from ill treatment of animals and violating the state rabies control law.

    Jordan James Johnson, 47, of Richburg, was arrested Friday and charged with 116 counts of ill treatment of animals, 81 counts of violating the rabies control law and one bench warrant.

    According to the Chester County Detention Center records, his total bond has been set at $436,225.

  • Chester County Deputy featured on Steve Harvey show Thursday

    Chester County Deputy Matt Faile appeared on Thursday’s “Steve Harvey” show in a segment where he took Robert Dingle, a Chicago teen involved in the “Black Lives Matter” movement on a ride-along in Chester County.
    Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood said the Steve Harvey crew reached out to his office because they were familiar with the way they did law enforcement in Chester County and they asked if a Chester County deputy could take the young activist on a ride-along.

  • "Outcast" red-carpet premiere coming next month

    Chester County has rolled out the red carpet for the cast and crew of "Outcast" and next month, they'll be returning the favor.

  • A new face in the pulpit, a new voice in the community

    This Sunday, the Rev. Jason Myers will officially be installed as the pastor of Purity Presbyterian Church in Chester. He’s been doing the job of a pastor for about three months, but this will be his formal installation. Purity is the first church he has been called to since his graduation in May.
    “The way it works, when a congregation calls a new pastor, there’s an official installation service. That will be Sunday at 3 p.m.” Rev. Myers said.

  • Great Falls CMD customers to receive two bills

    Chester Metropolitan District’s Great Falls meter project is nearing completion.
    Overall, the project has remained on schedule but unexpected software issues have delayed billing in Great Falls.
    As a result, Great Falls customers will receive two bills within the next two weeks. The first bill will reflect customer usage between July 24 and Sept. 1. The billing period will include 38 days of service and will likely be higher than usual. The second bill will include approximately 28 days of usage and may be slightly smaller than usual.

  • County wants healthy employees

    Almost the entire population of employees of Chester County attended an employee health fair on Thursday.
    County HR Director Cindy Goettsch said the county has about 150 employees and before noon, about 117 had visited the fair.
    Country swing music played in the background as employees visited the 34 vendors and exhibitors set up in the Chester County EMS building. The theme for this year’s health fair was “Giddyup and Go: Lasso Good Health,” Goettsch said.

  • Unemployment rate, number of employed, both rise in August

    The unemployment rate was up in Chester County in August, but so was the number of people with jobs.

  • Drill and training prepare SCDOT workers for snow

    The thermometer said 97 degrees, but the workers of the SCDOT Chester Maintenance office were preparing for snow.
    Last week, the SCDOT Maintenance office held a snow drill, preparing just as if there was a snowstorm on the way, even calling in SCDOT employees from Beaufort and Clarendon counties, who are usually detailed to help out their counterparts in Chester in the case of a snow event of three inches or more, explained Acting Resident Maintenance Engineer Dennis Moore.