• Giti one-day job fair aims to fill 300 openings

    Giti Tire put out the “help wanted” sign this week as they held a one-day hiring event at Chester SC Works Center on Monday.

    Giti Tire Human Resources Generalist Sierra Nesbitt started her career with readySC, preparing the first class of Giti employees. She joined Giti Tire in July.

    “I worked on the back end, so I feel like I’ve always been a part of Giti Tire,” she said.

  • What's in our back yard?

    A pair of interns from the J. Marion Sims Foundation, “Simterns” as the foundation calls them, have been working this past summer in Chester County, creating a series of videos that showcase various professions in Chester County and what the people in those professions do, and why they choose to do it here. The interns were able to do these video interviews because they were sponsored in part by the foundation and in collaboration with the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce.

  • CCNG says thanks to area industries for choosing Chester

    Some people might send a note to say thank you; some might send a little gift. Chester County Natural Gas Authority (CCNGA) throws a golf tournament, and they’ve been doing it for 23 years. Says CCNGA admin assistant Sharhonda James, the golf tournament is a thank you to all of the authority’s industrial customers “for coming into this community and hiring people locally and staying in this area and making us a productive area,” she said.

  • Vaughan named CEO at Springs Memorial

    Page Vaughan was named Springs Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer on Monday.
    Vaughan, CEO of Chester Regional Medical Center, will continue to oversee the Chester hospital in addition to SMH. Both hospitals are owned by Community Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn.
     “I’m really looking forward to it,” Vaughan said Tuesday. “It’s a good team of people in a really nice community.”

  • McMaster: SC future is so bright, we'll have to wear shades

    Gov. Henry McMaster may be keeping his eclipse shades even after the eclipse is gone from the sky. If the future of South Carolina’s economic development is anything like he thinks it will be, he may need them. That was the governor’s thought, anyway, at the recent South Carolina I-77 Alliance Economic Development Summit at the Gateway Conference Center.

  • Graham, McMaster talk about S.C.'s strengths at I-77 Alliance summit

    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster told an audience at the Gateway this week when it comes to economic development, South Carolina has a lot going for it.

    Graham and McMaster were the featured speakers at the annual Economic Development Summit hosted by the I-77 Alliance, an economic development alliance serving Chester, Fairfield, Richland and York Counties.

  • Chester extends helping hand to Fairfield County

    Chester County government is doing what they can do for neighboring county Fairfield in the wake of the announcement about the abandonment of the V.C. Summer nuclear reactor construction.

    Citing astronomical construction costs to compete the project, SCE&G and SCANA announced last week that they would not complete the construction of the second and third reactors, and those construction workers on the project were told they have been laid off.

  • An old friend comes back with a new face

    It’s like seeing an old friend you haven’t seen in forever, and they’ve “had a little work done.” The name is the same, but some things have changed.

    That’s the case with Chester’s newest department store; Roses Express held their grand opening and ribbon cutting at their location off the JA Cochran Bypass on Thursday.

  • County gets ready for tax-free weekend

    Parents shopping for school supplies for their students will have a chance once again this year to purchase many of them tax free as South Carolina goes into the tax-free weekend, beginning on Friday and running through midnight on Sunday. Schools in Chester County will begin Aug. 17.

    The state’s six percent sales tax and any local sales tax, will be suspended on a wide variety of items.

    The tax-free weekend begins every year on the first Friday in August and continues through midnight the following Sunday.

  • "A perfect partner for prosperity"

    State, county and local officials commented on and off the podium about the announcement on Tuesday that Roseburg Forest Products would located a $200 million engineered wood products plant in Chester County. The plant is expected to bring 145 jobs to the county.


    Some comments in a release from the S.C. Department of Commerce: