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Today's News

  • Trucking company in Chester sending relief items to Texas

    A trucking company in Chester has volunteered to send relief items to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

    Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart sent out a flier recently from Edge Trucking in Chester. The firm has volunteered to send a 53-foot tractor-trailer loaded with water and non-perishable goods to the area in Texas affected by the floods brought on by Hurricane Harvey.

    In his email, Stuart wrote a sentiment shared by all: “Let’s send the Lone Star State a little love from the Palmetto State.”

  • National Weather Service shows severe storms for Chester Friday

    The Chester County Emergency Management Agency posted the following on their Facebook page on Friday: "The National Weather Service is showing that severe storms may impact Chester County between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. this afternoon. Outer bands of tropical rain from the Hurricane Harvey can cause heavy rain and an elevated chance of tornadoes. Keep informed through your local news media."

  • Chester blows out Keenan

    In every sense of the term, Chester made quick work of Keenan on Wednesday night.

  • Lions suffer first loss of season

    Buford High football coach Tripp Watts said the Jackets needed big plays to boost their win hopes over Class A’s second-ranked Lewisville High School on Wednesday night.

    BHS junior receiver-defensive back Dwayne Bufford heeded those words and came up big in a resounding 38-20 win over the stunned Lions at Jackets Stadium.

    The game was played Wednesday, two days earlier than scheduled, due to the forecast of heavy rain and storms from Hurricane Harvey this weekend.

  • Early lead doesn't hold up for Red Devils

    Blackville-Hilda is big in size and big numbers and that made a big difference Wednesday as they battled Great Falls.

    The Red Devils jumped out to an early lead and the contest was tied at halftime, but the Hawks pulled away in the final two quarters to take a 46-14 win.

  • Richburg government gets update on FOIA

    There have been some recent changes to the S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and the local government in the Town of Richburg recently held a workshop to make sure they were up on all the changes. To accomplish this task they called in Jeff Shacker, a field services manager with the Municipal Association of South Carolina.

    Mayor James Harris, members of the Richburg Town Council, the Planning and Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals met with Shacker recently to get a FOIA update.

  • "Our neighbor is in Texas today"

    The friends and congregation of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Chester are sending buckets of help to the flood victims in Houston – literal buckets.

    Wesley Memorial Pastor Dan Sullivan said that Bishop Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, has called on South Carolinians to remember what it was like when Hurricane Matthew struck our state last year.

    “He said, ‘Let’s show the people of Texas and Louisiana that they are not alone.”

  • Local Red Cross volunteers head to Texas

    The Red Cross is mobilizing hundreds of trained Red Cross disaster relief workers, truckloads of kitchen supplies as well as tens of thousands of ready-to-eat meals to support relief efforts in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Trailers full of shelter supplies including cots and blankets – enough to support thousands of people – were sent to Texas last week.

  • Coleman part of suit over nuclear debacle

    Georgetown attorney Ed Bellof Bell Legal Group LLC filed an 11-count class action complaint late Monday against SCANA Corp. and S.C. Electric & Gas for charging approximately 661,000 customers more than $1 billion in electricity charges to pay for two power plants that they abandoned last month.

    One of the other attorneys participating in the filing is Winnsboro attorney and former state Sen. Creighton B. Coleman of Coleman & Tolen LLC. Coleman was the senator for District 17, which includes Chester County.

  • Vaughan named CEO at Springs Memorial

    Page Vaughan was named Springs Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer on Monday.
    Vaughan, CEO of Chester Regional Medical Center, will continue to oversee the Chester hospital in addition to SMH. Both hospitals are owned by Community Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn.
     “I’m really looking forward to it,” Vaughan said Tuesday. “It’s a good team of people in a really nice community.”