• 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:

  • 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.