• Christmas Open House at The Yellow Daisy

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Yellow Daisy at 133 Church St. A Christmas Open House was held Thursday with lots of great gift ideas ranging from tea to jewelry to children's books. Karen Whitesides, owner of The Yellow Daisy, sponsors the open house each year on the third Thursday in October, she said.
    “I love Christmas,” Whitesides said. “It's my favorite time of year. It always has been.”
    Though the store is beautifully decorated, Whitesides sponsors the open house mainly to offer holiday gift ideas.

  • Carolina Car Care open for business

    Two local men, who have known each other since high school and share 20 years combined experience in car care, have opened a new business in Chester. Carolina Car Care at 129 Columbia St. officially opened on Oct. 3, said Darrell Britt. He and co-owner Mike Kopp offer tune-ups, brake repair, oil changes, major and minor engine repair and transmission repair. These mechanics had a specific purpose in mind when they decided to open their own business, they said.

  • TruVista to buy Georgia Cable Systems

    TruVista is pleased to announce that it has entered into two definitive asset purchase agreements to acquire the cable television systems serving Toccoa and Clayton Georgia.  The Toccoa system will be acquired from Northland Cable Properties Seven Limited Partnership and the Clayton system will be acquired from Northland Cable Properties, Inc. (collectively, the “Sellers”).  The combined systems currently pass approximately 18,000 homes and serve over 5,000 customers.

  • The Closet Boutique now open in downtown

  • City will spend $50,000 for upgrade of Walmart road

    The City of Chester will help pay for the upgrade of an access road that runs behind what will be the new Super Walmart.

  • City appropriates money for Walmart road

  • Top award gives PPG something to brag about

    PPG Industries Fiber Glass Products Inc. of Chester has something to brag about.
    The fiber glass manufacturing facility was honored as one of the state's top manufacturers at a luncheon held Tuesday in Columbia.
    At the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Manufacturer of the Year Awards Luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Columbia, PPG was honored in its division as the winner of the 2011 S.C. Manufacturers of the Year presented by Nexsen Pruet.

  • Hinson Jewelers offers new "Collegiate Corner"

    Coming into Wendell Hinson's place of business is like stopping by to see an old friend.
    Hinson warmly greets his customers by asking, “What you need today, Hon?" or "What you need, Bud?”
    Hinson Jewelers at 1781 J.A. Cochran Bypass, Suite B has long offered collegiate jewelry but now has expanded with an even larger selection of University of South Carolina, Clemson University and other collegiate items for the home, auto, office and more.
    “We are a full line jewelry store with traditional gifts,” Hinson said.

  • Joe Ligon is "the real deal" in video production

  • Chester residents ready to work

    Judging by the mass turnout, Chester has a willing workforce for the job training and jobs needed at a local nuclear reactor construction site. About 200 people showed up at Mt. Olive Baptist Church for a job information meeting hosted by Chester Mayor Wanda Stringfellow.
    “I am very, very pleased with the attendance,” Stringfellow said. “It's a good indication that people want to work – they just need to be presented with the opportunity.”