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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • City's two-year quest for a finance director finally ends

    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.

  • Siri strikes back

    Whoever said getting there is half the fun has never tried to find Springfield, South Carolina.

    On Friday, I decided to head down for the Lewisville vs. Wagener-Salley football game. Long road trips, to me, offer an excellent opportunity to plot out a course for a delicious barbecue meal. As I’ve said here many times before, I consider smoked pig meat to be the finest food available to mortal man and if you disagree I don’t think you’re evil, I just think you are terribly misguided. Anyway, I did a Google search for

  • Breaking the chain

    We’ve sometimes heard that you can judge a society by how it treats senior citizens and children. The point there is that the care and love demonstrated toward those who are often least able to care for themselves is a good barometer of a society’s heart. We think that to some degree, the treatment of animals falls along the same lines.

  • Lewisville Lions make quick work of War Eagles

    The Lewisville Lions made quick work of Wagener-Salley on Friday. In fact, they did everything quickly.

    Lewisville had a pair of one-play scoring drives early on while the defense pitched a shutout against a very physical War Eagles attack in a 31-2 victory in the opening round of the Class A playoffs.

  • Cycs roll into second round with rout of Pats

    Playoff football is all about a “survive and advance” mentality. For Chester on Friday night, it was more about “avenge and advance.”

    Facing the same Powdersville Patriots team that knocked them out of the 2016 playoffs in a double-overtime shootout, Chester overcame a second quarter deficit and rolled to a huge 61-28 victory on Friday.

  • 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.