• 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."

  • Chester Regional Medical ER receives top award

    Chester Regional Medical Center has received the 2011 Best Performing Emergency Services Award from its parent company, Health Management Associates (HMA). The prestigious award, based on significant achievements in patient flow and quality care, was presented to CRMC out of 58 other hospitals during HMA's Clinical Affairs Symposium held in Plano, Texas on Nov. 28. The staff of CRMC's emergency room is comprised of four full-time and two part-time physicians, said CEO Page Vaughan. This hospital cares about the people in Chester and surrounding areas, he said.

  • Consignment shop offers alternative shopping experience

    A consignment shop is now open in Chester and offers customers an alternative to shopping for children's clothes.
    Teeny Bop held its grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Suite D of Buckeye Plaza on the J.A. Cochran Bypass.
    Lajuanda Taylor and Dawana Hinton operate the consignment shop that offers clothing for babies, boys, girls and teens.
    “I've always wanted to do children's consignment,” Taylor said. “I have a daughter and she grows so fast.”

  • Potential industry clears first hurdle

    The first hurdles were cleared Tuesday for a potential industry to locate in the county when the Chester Zoning Board of Appeals approved several variances requested by L&C Landholdings.

  • Planning commission, zoning board to hear L&C requests

    The Chester County Zoning Board of Appeals and the Chester County Planning Commission will both hear requests from L&C Landholdings in the next two weeks.

  • Plyler: "This job fits my personality"

    She's smart, witty and charming. She – is Drewid Plyler, the new physician assistant at Lowrys Family Medicine. Plyler began work at the Chester practice on Monday, she said. She had previously been with the Richburg office since September. Plyler, 24, is a native of Lancaster and a graduate of Buford High School. In 2009, she graduated from the University of S.C. with a degree in Exercise Physiology. She then was accepted into the Physician Assistant program at the Medical University of S.C. She graduated from MUSC in August 2011.