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Today's News

  • Chappell has set down his "Stories from a Lifetime"

    Crop duster (some would say “barnstormer”). Lay veterinarian. Public servant. Any one of those would be achievement enough for one person. Curwood Chappell was all of them.

    Now you can add “author” to that list.

    Chappell, the former York County Councilman, dropped in at several spots around the area recently to sign copies of his book, Stories from a Lifetime, a combination of biography and stories about his father, farmer and cotton ginner J.H. “Jack” Chappell.

  • Arts Council Jingle Bell Bazaar will be "tree-mendous"

    The annual Jingle Bell Bazaar put on by the Arts Council of Chester County will be, in a word, “tree-mendous,” so much so that Arts Council Executive Director Lauren Medlin agreed to dress up like a Christmas tree and let some arts council supporters decorate her.

    Once she got unwrapped from the tinsel garland and the ornaments, Medlin discussed the bazaar at length, which takes place on Nov. 18 at the Chester County War Memorial Building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Business owners take part in market research workshop

    A total of 17 participants took part in the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Market Research workshop at the Gateway Conference Center recently. Many of these were business owners who already had a business started and were thinking ahead and looking at the growth and changes in the county. They found the workshop on how and where to conduct their own market research especially helpful. The workshop was sponsored by the Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Bobby Edwards, Catawba Fish Camp owner, remembered

    Talk about an endorsement.

    At one time, if you were talking to an out-of-towner and mentioned Lancaster, you would often get back: “Lancaster? That’s where the fish camp is.”

    Robert “Bobby” Edwards, the hands-on, hard-working owner who gave Catawba Fish Camp that landmark status – one of the most popular eateries in the Carolinas – died Friday morning at White Oak Manor. He was 88.

  • UPDATED: City of Chester makes offer for finance director

    After two years of fits, starts and near-misses, the City of Chester may finally have itself a finance director.

    At a special called meeting on Monday afternoon, Councilwoman Linda Tinker (who serves on the city’s finance committee) introduced the names of three finalists for the position. One of those names, that of Annie McDaniel, was a familiar one as she was actually offered the post last summer before an impasse over salary demands led to the reopening of the search. The other two were Oscar Baker Jr. and Juanita Glover.

  • Giti Tire VP of Manufacturing gives update on plant

    Hank Eisenga, Vice President of Manufacturing at the Giti Tire plant in Richburg, gave his fellow business and industry contemporaries an update on activities at the plant. Eisenga was the featured speaker at the networking lunch that businesses and industry reps that had participated earlier in the morning at the Career Expo attended.

  • City moves to hire new police chief

    After nine months, the City of Chester is apparently ready to fill its vacant police chief position

    At a special called meeting on Monday at which Chester City Council also made a move to fill the vacant finance director post (see related story) interviews for police chief were conducted. At the conclusion of those interviews, the council voted to offer Eric Williams the job.

    That marked the latest in a flurry of hirings that has seen the city fill three of five big openings. Councilwoman Angela Douglas expressed her excitement via social media.

  • Richburg passes ordinance to purchase post office property

    The Town Council of Richburg voted at their last meeting to approve the final reading of an ordinance that authorizes them to purchase the property where the Richburg Post Office sits on Broad Street.

    The second reading of the ordinance was approved unanimously and authorizes the town to purchase the property at 107 and 109 Broad Street for the price of $95,000 from owner Angela Denise Hough.

  • Chester Regional gets "Zero Harm" awards

    All medical professionals adhere to the dictum, ‘First, do no harm.’ Chester Regional Medical center (CRMC) has been given some awards for following that direction.

    Chester Regional Medical Center has recently been awarded several ‘Zero Harm’ awards by the S.C. Hospital Association.

  • Veterans Day Parade is Saturday

    The Nov. 11 Chester County Veterans Day Parade is being administered by a force of veterans groups who have combined their abilities to continue a tradition that Mike Halsey and the members of the Joshua Lodge revived two years ago.