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Government

  • Delleney receives Order of the Palmetto

    Greg Delleney, former state Representative from Chester, was honored by his colleagues and by South Carolina recently when he was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor that can be bestowed by the state.

    Delleney received the honor at the S.C. Statehouse just minutes before on the same day the Chester Cyclone AAA state championship football team was recognized with resolutions in both the Senate and the House.

  • Serving council members provide perspective on Springsteen Mill

    Chester City Council recently got a briefing on the status of the Springsteen Mill site from City Administrator Stephanie Jackson. The city also recently put up some No Trespassing signs on the property. Questions have surfaced about a 2014 environmental site assessment (ESA) prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The question many people want to know, echoing a famous Watergate question posed by Sen. Howard Baker is: What did Chester City Council know about Springsteen site and when did they know it?

  • Ligon on the legislature

    S.C. Rep. Randy Ligon (R- Dist. 43) had a tough act to follow recently when he took to the podium following a briefing on some state legal issues by S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson (see related story), but the new legislator was up to the task.

    Ligon started by thanking the constituents who elected him and put him in office as successor to long-time Chester Representative Greg Delleney.

  • City responds to Springsteen Mill concerns

    In this part of the article about the issues at the Springsteen Mill site, Chester City Administrator Stephanie Jackson talks about the city’s challenges at the site and their future plans for the property.

    Chester City Council discussed this issue at their February meeting (see related story).

     

  • AG Wilson throws flags on companies deserving penalties

    If you’re a South Carolina company that is cutting corners and not following safety and other regulations, expect South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson to throw the flag on you.

    That was part of his message as the AG made a stop at the Chester County Republican Party meeting last week to brief Chester GOP members on some of the activities and what he sees as duties of his office.

  • Pick-up lines...county faces competition for inmate litter crews

    There will be a small cost associated with Chester County obtaining more state inmates to get its trash patrol back to full strength. A very small cost.

  • Jackson recounts history of clean-up, contamination at Springsteen

    Chester City Administrator Stephanie Guy Jackson said, as a former educator, she has spent a lot of time recently educating herself on the Springsteen Mill.

    The long-abandoned former textile property has been a focus of attention recently as city resident John Massey and watchdog group Chester Citizens for Ethical Government (CCEG) have brought to light reports from the state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) noting contamination on the property (see related story).

  • Raises were "great" but more is needed

    A raise paid for by the freezing of some vacant positions proved popular with Chester County Sheriff’s Office employees, but Chief Deputy Robert Sprouse says more has to be done to keep deputies from leaving for other departments.

    Sprouse addressed Chester County Council last week to discuss employment matters.

    “We have trouble attracting people,” he said.

  • Douglas buries the lede?

    In journalism parlance, Chester City Councilwoman Angela Douglas buried the lede.

  • Making "her-story"

    It’s entirely appropriate that it’s during Black History Month Rep. Annie McDaniel (D- Dist. 41 – Chester and Fairfield) talks about her making history by taking office as the first black representative for District 41, but anyone who knows Annie McDaniel knows that making history (or rather, ‘her-story’) is nothing new for her – this is just the first time she’s done it at the Statehouse level.

    McDaniel spoke by phone to The N&R recently about her place in history and her place in the Statehouse.