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Government

  • Roddey answers questions on Nourse

    Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey said he hasn't been questioned directly very much about the county's recent deal to lease, and eventually buy the former Nourse Auto Mall Property.
    "Everybody who has mentioned it to me thought it was a good deal," Roddey said.

  • Kelsey will not seek re-election

    On Monday, Chester Ward I representative Alan Clack said he would not seek another term on Chester City Council, citing the need to spend more time with his family. Early Wednesday morning, Ward IV Councilwoman Susan Kelsey said she will not run again for much the same reason.
    After a council meeting Monday, Kelsey, a two-term incumbent, said she was unsure whether or not she would seek a third term in office. Wednesday morning, Kelsey e-mailed the News & Reporter with the news that her current term would be her last.

  • City election filing set to open soon

    When the City of Chester has its municipal election in May, at least one current council member's s name will be absent from the ballot.
    Ward I representative Alan Clack, who is completing his first term, said after Monday night's meeting that he will not seek re-election.
    "I'm one and done," Clack said.

  • County not responsible for roads, Roddey says

    Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey has a message for the people calling to complain about the road conditions during last week's ice storm.
    "We're not responsible for the roads," Roddey said.
    Roddey said he has received a number of calls about the roads, some polite and some not so much. He said he understands the frustration that people feel, but said the scraping and de-icing duties fall on the state. The county simply does not have the equipment or manpower to do such a large-scale job, Roddey said.

  • Weather scraps city council meeting

    At least until February, Chester City Council is going back to its once-a-month meeting schedule, but not by choice.

  • Moore won't seek second term with state association

    Chester's Earl Moore will not seek a second term as director of the South Carolina Association of Registration and Election Officials.
    Moore, who serves as the director of the Chester Registration and Election Office, said he has decided to spend more time on local issues.
    "I decided to focus on local issues effecting voters of Chester County," Moore said. "That includes increasing voter registration and educating young people on the importance of voting."

  • Pressley retires as Register of Deeds Deputy

    Joyce Pressley, the register of deeds deputy for Chester County officially retired on Friday.
    Dozens of well-wishers were on hand to celebrate her last day of employment with the county.
    Pressley has worked in the Chester County Clerk of Court's Office for 23 years, she said.
    “I just enjoyed recording documents for people and meeting people,” Pressley said. “I enjoyed the general public and that's what I'm going to miss.”

  • Council member grateful for Darby Road upgrade

    It's never too late to say, “thank you!,” a county official said.
    Councilwoman Mary Guy says she is ever grateful for the attention that was given to complete a major water problem on Darby Road.
    The initial call to inform Guy of the problem came in 2006 when Darby Road resident, Elouise McCree, made a complaint of the terrible well water conditions in that area, Guy said.
    Guy said McCree also attended a Chester County Council meeting and addressed council members to make them aware of the problems in her area.

  • Fort Lawn swears in new mayor

    Fort Lawn Town Council began with a brief swearing in ceremony for the new mayor and two returning council members Tuesday. Mayor John Rumford and councilmen Scott Russell and Carlton Martin were sworn in by Town Attorney Brian Grier prior to the business session. Rumford was accompanied by his wife, Sara, and Russell by his wife, Laura, as they took the oath of office. Rumford says as he begins his new duties, he's simply trying to “feel his way.”

  • Mulvaney takes oath of office

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – With his right hand raised, and standing next to his three children on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Mick Mulvaney took the congressional oath of office Wednesday afternoon.
    After a morning of celebrating with family, friends and constituents, Mulvaney joined 96 other freshman House delegates to become a member of the country’s 112th Congress. The oath was taken only minutes after Mulvaney cast his vote for the newest Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio.