• 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:

  • Economic Development schedules "special announcement"

    The name “Project 1641” won’t be in use for too much longer.

    On Monday, Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Dean sent out a public invitation touting “a special announcement” that will take place next Tuesday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg. Dean confirmed that it relates to Project 1641 and that the company behind the codename will be revealed at that time.

  • Hunter's uses all of its space

    Don’t think of it as a new business…it’s just a good use of available space.

    Anyone driving past Hunter’s Creative Florist on Saluda Street may have noticed a new sign, one that reads “Hunter’s backroom and accessories.” Terri Hunter is still selling bouquets and flower arrangements, just as she always has.

    “We’re just using all of our space now,” Hunter said.

  • Groups combine for job fair

    A job fair jointly sponsored by the A.F.M.  and F.M. Association of Lodge, Chester County adult Ed and Chester County DSS will be held on April 27 from 10 a.m. until noon at the City of Chester Parks and Rec office, 161 W. End Street, Chester.

    At lest 20 vendors/companies will be on site to talk to prospective jobseekers. Job fair organizers suggest people should bring several copies of their resume with them. WorkKeys information will be available on site. Jobseekers are requested to dress professionally.

  • Dean: Everyone's talking Chester County

    Chester County and the current success it is enjoying in economic development has been on the mind and the radar of a lot of people these days.

    That was the gist of the comment made by Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Dean at the recent meeting of the Chester Development Association (CDA).

  • County economic director answers questions about Walton Group

    Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Dean told members of the Richburg Town Council that a developer who is selling percentages of interests in the Richburg Lakes development to many foreign customers is doing nothing illegal and nothing that isn’t commonplace in many parts of the country.

  • TruVista increasing local internet speeds

    Crews working for TruVista Communications are busy stringing fiber optic cable in different places in the Chester area this week in efforts to improve the quality of their service.

    According to a statement from TruVista President and CEO Brian Singleton, "TruVista construction crews are now working in the Chester area with the goal of improving our quality of service and providing greater availability of higher Internet speeds.” 

  • Chamber members, officers look to the future

    Chamber board members, members and guests took time to celebrate the past and look ahead to what the future holds at the recent Chester County Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

    Chamber President Brooke Clinton talked about the Chamber’s new logo, which was introduced at the banquet.

  • Former oil recycler owes more than $2.5 million in back taxes

    It was touted as bringing jobs and a big financial investment to Chester County, but it has now ceased operations and rolled up a hefty tax bill.