• City kills Datamax contract

    Before it ever even started in earnest, the City of Chester’s contract with Datamax has been ended. More to the point, it is dead.

    “I move that we kill the Datamax contract before it starts,” Councilwoman Linda Tinker said Monday night.

  • "Test tube T-Bone"

    In his briefing to Richburg Town Council, District 43 State Rep. Randy Ligon spoke of fake meat, deer, turkeys, coyotes and Panthers (the two-legged variety).

    Ligon provided council members with a legislative briefing that touched on those subjects and more at their April meeting.

  • City seeking answers on $500K debt

    The City of Chester is seeking clarity and further information on the nearly $500,000 of debt it has racked up to Chester County for inmate detention.

  • EPA answers some Springsteen Mill questions

    Note: The N&R sent a series of questions to environmental officials concerning the Springsteen Mill site, what any potential dangers were and what were the recommended steps the City of Chester should take next to contain any potential threat to the public. Some of the questions were passed on to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and some were answered through email by the EPAPublic Affairs Specialist for Region 4 (which includes South Carolina). The answers are in italics below the questions.


  • City re-thinking Datamax contract after hearing from business owners

    The City of Chester may or may not proceed with a plan to contract with Datamax for business license collections.

    In February, Chester City Council unanimously approved a contract with the company after hearing a pitch from DataMax representative Bobby Monroe. He said his company specializes in identifying businesses that should be paying city business license fees but are not. These aren’t usually local businesses, but the businesses with whom they do business.

  • City debt to county exceeds $500,000

    Last year, City of Chester Finance Director Jerry Baker announced in a finance committee meeting “we scratch to make every payroll.” The city apparently has difficulty meeting other financial obligations as well.

  • Filing now open for city, school board elections

    There will be so new faces in the upcoming municipal and school board elections and some familiar ones…very familiar, in fact.

  • County moves on two economic development projects

    The positive economic development news for Chester County does not appear to be slowing down.

  • Massey speaks out against use of inmate labor

    Chester County Council seems to unanimously support bringing in more state inmates to help pick up trash on county roads. At least one citizen disagrees with them.

  • 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.