• Economic development committee already at work

    The City of Chester's new economic development committee is only two weeks old, but has already begun its work.

  • City pool getting big upgrade

    A vote to add a 40-foot slide to the Chester City pool was unanimous on Monday. A decision on who gets to go down it first was not.
    "I've been told I get to slide down it first," said Councilwoman Annie Reid.
    "I want to go first," said Councilwoman Betty Bagley, before saying she'd actually be a little intimidated.
    There will be ample time for everyone to use the slide. City Recreation Director Jack Sink said it will be ready to go by the time the pool opens this summer.

  • Want to farm? Learn how locally

    Gloria Kellerhals is excited....and she has every right to be.
    A project she helped champion a couple of years ago is coming to fruition.
    George Russell, corporate and continuing education division project manager at York Technical College, announced that York Tech will offer a new certificate program in Sustainable Agriculture this spring.
    Russell, a graduate of N.C. State with a degree in horticulture, oversees Tech's “green” program.

  • BREAKING NEWS: "Project 1032" revealed

    "Project 1032" is no longer just a code number.

  • Chester IGA gets third five-star rating

    For the third consecutive year, the Chester IGA has been awarded its company's prestigious Five Star rating. There are more than 1,600 stores nationwide, and about 240 received this honor. Five stores from S.C. received the five star rating, said Chester IGA Manager Joe Schillaci.
    “It's an excellent achievement for Chester IGA,” Schillaci said. “We try to work toward the five-star excellence.”

  • Ring investing $7.8 million in expansion

    Chester County Council got a brief sneak preview Monday, but Ring Container Technologies, a maker of plastic containers, is officially announcing plans today that it will expand its current operations in Chester County. The more than $7.89 million investment has generated 18 new jobs.
    “Ring Container Technologies is proud to be growing in Chester, S.C. We have enjoyed being part of the Chester community for 24 years and are excited about our expansion opportunities here,” said Wayne Drake, chief financial officer for Ring.

  • The Cotton Dock-a place where imagination flourishes

    Good things come to those who wait.
    A prime example is The Cotton Dock, housed in the former Clark's Antiques two-story yellow building at 125 Center St., across from the Chester Library. For more than a decade, this was simply an idea. Today this dream-to-reality business venture is powered by a team of local entrepreneurs, Jennifer Brawley, Andy Grant, Carol Callahan and Jim King, who call themselves “The Cotton Bandits.”

  • Speaker at Chamber celebration encourages innovation

  • The "hole" story

    If you've wondered why those large holes have appeared in the old mall parking lot, you aren't alone.
    Members of Chester City Council asked City Administrator Jeff Kerr about the holes at Monday's meeting.
    Last year, it was announced that a Super Walmart was going to be built on the site of what has been both a mall and Kirby Auto Mall. Kerr said the holes are part of the process. He said he believed they were for run-off.
    "They are doing everything to the letter of the law," Kerr said.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Special called county meeting will deal with inducement, fee agreement for Tenn company

    Chester County Council has scheduled a special called meeting for 10 a.m. Thursday morning.
    The agenda for the meeting lists "first reading of an ordinance authorizing...the execution and delivery of a fee agreement between Chester County, South Carolina and Ring Missouri, LP." and "an inducement resolution for Ring Missouri, LP."