Today's News

  • County passes second reading on animal cruelty ordinance

    Chester County is one step closer to beefing up its animal cruelty and tethering ordinances.

  • Government watchdog group forms in Chester

    A community group first formed on social media from people who were critical of the City of Chester government and its practices has formed themselves into a government watchdog group.

    Chester Citizens for Ethical Government (CCEG) was born out of the frustration founders Jeremy Clark and Nettie Archie have felt when they observed the actions of government in the City of Chester.

  • School Board approves resolution on EOC

    At a special called meeting on Monday night, the Chester County School Board approved a resolution in support of state Sen. Mike Fanning’s bill to dissolve the state Education Oversight Committee (EOC) and shift their powers and duties to the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE).

    The board discussed the resolution first at their January meeting, where Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain told them the S.C. School Boards Association (SCSBA) released a Statement of Belief and several school superintendents across the state were bringing the information to their school boards.

  • School district battling the flu

    The Chester County School District is like most school districts in the state, dealing with the flu epidemic that is sweeping South Carolina.

    A spokesperson for the school district said they aren’t sure how many student absences are due to flu because the notes local physicians are sending back with those students when they return to class don’t always state flu was the reason for the absence.

    Other reasons for absences are other common childhood illnesses, the school district said.

  • Chester County School District back up and running

    Chester County School District released a statement Monday saying they were back up and running most services are online and systems were functional Following last week's ransomware attack on the school system's servers.
    According to the statement the School District stated first no data was lost or stolen and second all systems are functional and most services are online.
    The district did not have to pay the ransom asked for by the ransomware because their Consultant Group along with the district IT team were able to find workarounds to recover all systems, according to the statement.

  • York County DSS Director dies in traffic accident


  • Chamber will host town hall meeting on school bond referendum

    The Chester County Chamber of Commerce will hold a town-hall type meeting on the upcoming $38 million Chester County school bond referendum beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Roddey Government Complex in Chester.

  • Deja vu

    Deja Marshall was an all-state player in high school, was the Region X Conference Player of the Year and an honorable mention All-American last season as a college player, yet she frequently had to pick herself up off the floor, had trouble driving to the hoop and had to settle for jump shots a lot this summer. Of course, she was playing against an offensive lineman.

  • Chavis is district Rock Star Teacher of January

    Chester High School teacher Denise Chavis has been chosen as the Rock Star Teacher of the Month for January. Chavis, a mathematics teacher, was nominated for this honor by student Evan Bass.

    Bass said in his nomination, Chavis was “caring, passionate and organized.”

  • "Opportunities" keep knocking at Chester County's door

    Business and industry is alive and well in the county, says Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Dean. That new industry or business that comes in under the label “Opportunity” continues to knock at Chester County’s door.

    Dean sat down with The N&R recently to reflect on how 2017 treated Chester County and what was ahead for 2018.

    “In 2017, we had $231 million worth of investment, that was Roseburg Forest Products, Next Gen Alloys and ATI.”