Today's News

  • 'A Doll's House' continues at CHS

    The performances of Henrik Ibsen's drama “A Doll's House” continue Thursday and Friday at Chester High School, presented in the CHS Cafetorium by the students of the Chester High School Drama Club. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6-18 and are available at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. and curtain both nights is 6:30 p.m.

  • Chester police officers earn induction into LEO hall of fame

    Two City of Chester police officers killed in the line of duty in 1891 and 1898 will be inducted this week into the SC Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame in Columbia.
    City of Chester police officers Capt. James K. Marshall and Officer W.A.R. Wilson will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony Wednesday at the SC Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame rotunda.
    Wilson was killed in the line of duty in 1891 and Marshall was killed in the line of duty seven years later.

  • Waste contract discussion gets heated

    A discussion of Chester County's solid waste management contract turned into a heated discussion and raised questions about whether or not Chester is paying too much to dispose of its garbage.
    Councilman Archie Lucas put a discussion of the contract on the agenda for Monday's meeting. He said the county, which is in the final year of a five-year contract with Waste Management, was offered a deep discount in November to re-up for five more years, but that the offer was never acted on.

  • Spratt's Jim Bennett is 2016 Economic Development Ambassador

     Jim Bennett with Spratt Savings & Loan has been named the Chester County 2016 Ambassador for Economic Development.
    As part of the 25th Annual Industry Appreciation Week, the South Carolina Department of Commerce on Thursday announced the 2016 Ambassadors for Economic Development.
    Recognized for their exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities in South Carolina, the ambassadors were honored in a ceremony held on Thursday, April 28, at the Governor’s Mansion Complex.

  • Cancer in Chester County: 29714 zip code

    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has recently released the report on their community cancer assessment for Chester County. In addition to assessing the county as a whole, the reports also break down the incidences of cancer and the mortality rates for each of the zip codes within Chester County, namely Chester, Blackstock, Edgemoor, Great Falls, Richburg and Fort Lawn.

  • Business cards and body language:

    You might say Chester County is like a dancer in a musical, taking their first steps in a big production number as, with international companies the likes of Singapore-based Giti Tire and China-based Sunfiber moving into the area, the county takes its first steps out onto the international stage.
    At the Chester County Chamber of Commerce 58th Annual Banquet, chamber members heard from someone who can teach them where to put their feet.

  • Delayed bond granted to McClinton, Moore

    Christopher Moore and codefendant Quinton McClinton both had delayed bonds set on Friday for their roles in the November 4, 2014 shooting death of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams.

  • What's cooking? Passion

    Excelling in the culinary arts requires a steady hand, attention to detail and creativity. None of those are the most important ingredient for success in the world of food, though, according to Culinary Arts Instructor Rhonda McMillon of the Chester County Career Center.
    "Passion," she said, her eyes welling with tears. "A willingness to learn."

  • Reeves running for District 17 seat

    Morgan Bruce Reeves wants voters to do exactly what his former football coaches did many times.
    "Give me the ball and let me run with it," Reeves said.
    Reeves, who has twice run for governor, is a candidate for the District 17 Senate seat this year. He will compete against incumbent Creighton Coleman and another challenger (Mike Fanning) in the Democratic Primary.

  • Get 'Piggy' with it

    It’s almost time to travel to the back lot in Chester and take in some good entertainment, watch some good competitions and get “piggy” with it – that’s right, it’s time for Chester’s 8th annual “all about the hog” festival, Hog on the Hill.