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Government

  • A lasting tribute for Ladarious Wylie

    He was honored in statewide resolutions, by local sports teams and by being made posthumous Marshal of the Chester Veteran’s Day Parade. Finally, though, there will be a lasting memorial for Ladarious Wylie.

  • "This is for the country, it's time to fight"

    The members of the Chester County Republican Party hosted U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman and S.C. GOP Chair Drew McKissick at their recent meeting at the Front Porch in Richburg. Both Congressman Norman and Chairman McKissick spoke about the same topic: the importance to the GOP of the midterm elections coming up Nov. 6th.

  • County shelters evacuees and their pets

    In weather that wasn’t fit for man or beast, Chester County provided shelter for both man and beast.

  • Little Jack Horner and the Senator

    When he addressed the Richburg Town Council at their September meeting with a legislative update, Senator Mike Fanning (D-Chester, Fairfield, York) compared his colleagues in the Senate to the famed nursery rhyme character Little Jack Horner. They sat in the corner, stuck in their collective thumb and pulled out a plum, saying to themselves: “Boy what a good boy am I!”

    But according to Fanning, when it comes to public education at least, the plum was sour and the “Little Jack Horners” in the Senate shouldn’t be that pleased with themselves.

  • Mr. Stuart goes to Washington

    Once again, a Stuart was seen in Washington, walking the corridors of power in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (called the EOB by insiders) and the White House itself. But this wasn’t Jimmy Stewart going to Washington, or filming a movie about a young, idealistic senator; this was a visit from young, idealistic Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart.

  • Should city accept volunteers with criminal records?

    A man who has volunteered as a coach for years is asking the City of Chester to reconsider a rule that currently bars him from doing so.

    Josh Wessinger spoke to Chester City Council during the public forum portion of Monday’s meeting. He said he has volunteered his time with the city’s youth football league since its inception and has coached in other leagues for years. Recently, though, he was told he could not do so because of a three-year-old misdemeanor charge on his record.

  • Suit on King eligibility coming to court Monday

    After several months of delays, a lawsuit challenging the eligibility of William King to hold office is finally set to be heard by a judge.

  • County prepares for Florence

    As the Category 4 hurricane named Florence threatens the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts and mandatory evacuations in those areas are being carried out this week, Chester County along with other agencies is also preparing to deal with the effects of the storm.

  • COG: Capital Improvement Plan needed for impact fees

    The Gateway Master Plan Steering Committee got a primer on impact fees from Catawba Regional Council of Government reps at their most recent meeting.

    Committee chair Sylvia Jennings invited Cole McKinney and Robby Moody to explain the process where the county will be able to impose impact fees on future development.

    McKinney said COG met with council about a month ago and made a presentation explaining how an impact fee is set in place, and that a capital improvement plan had to be created and was “an integral part of the entire process.”

  • The waiting (for trains) is the hardest part

    If you’ve never been stopped by a train in Chester, then you’ve probably never been to Chester.