• A new face on Fort Lawn industry

    Once again, the four old Springs plants in Fort Lawn echo with the sound of textile manufacturing, but it’s textiles like they haven’t been done before.

  • Springs Creative will bring job opportunities to Fort Lawn

    If the recent request made to the Town of Fort Lawn by Springs Creative is any indication, Fort Lawn is about to get some really good news about jobs.

    At the August Town Council meeting, Mayor John Rumford reported to the council members he received a call from Derrick Close, the CEO of Springs Creative who told him they were repainting the water tower and asked if they could replace the “Springs Industries” logo on the tower with block letters reading “Fort Lawn.”

  • County Council gives "1814" second reading approval

    The industrial revival Chester County has enjoyed in recent years does not appear to be over yet.

  • Zoning switch approved for new "nanomaterials" industry

    It took a little-known and rarely-used ordinance to help get it before Chester County Council, but a zoning switch for a new industry passed Chester County Council on Tuesday.

  • In Chester, the word for BBQ is "Buttermilk's"

    The idea of buttermilk and barbecue don’t seem like they go together at first, but in Chester, that’s about to change. Buttermilk’s Barbecue & Southern Cuisine held a grand opening and ribbon cutting this week. They are located in the back of Rhino’s Restaurant, the former location of J. Scott’s and are using the barbecue pit built for Buddy’s Drive-In.

  • Another new hotel apparently eyeing Richburg

    There will soon be more places for people to live in Richburg, but there will apparently also be more places for folks who are just passing through, too.

  • Dirt being moved on Holiday Inn Express site in Richburg

    The construction on the Holiday Inn Express in Richburg, located next to the Gateway Conference Center, has been backed up, but not delayed, said Bhavin Patel, vice president of management and finance for HMS Management.

    “We started moving dirt in mid-May and with the current weather situation, we have been backed up a little bit, but according to the construction company, they’re caught up. So we’re not going to be delayed in the long term.

    “We are still projecting a late June, early July of 2019 opening of the property,” he said.

  • Environmental law group weighs in on rock quarry

    Note: This is Part II of an article about the South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) and their concerns about the Fishing Creek Rock Quarry, which they expressed in a comment letter to DHEC.


  • Endangered heelsplitter may halt rock quarry

    At the same time an informal group known as the Farmers & Friends of Fishing Creek was marshaling their forces and reasons for why they didn’t want the proposed Fishing Creek Rock Quarry in their neighborhood, a well-known environmental law group was working on a similar track trying to protect the Fishing Creek environment. And a freshwater mussel called the Carolina heelsplitter may be the key to the whole issue.

  • "Go Away"

    Note: Part I of this story contained some of the comments from the public at the recent informational meeting about the Fishing Creek Quarry, held by developer HARDrock Aggregates at the Gateway Conference Center. In the conclusion of the article, we continue to report on citizens comments, as well as the perspective from landowner John Black.


    Fishing Creek Quarry Project engineer Jerry Meade elicited some strong reactions from the crowd with some of his comments on the operations of the mine at the Fishing Creek Quarry informational meeting.