• East Chester could qualify for $1 million in grant money

    The East Chester Community could qualify for $1 million for upgrades and improvements.
    Carol Mason McMeekin from the Catawba Regional Council of Governments spoke to Chester City Council on Monday about the possible grant. It's a long process as the money wouldn't be available for at least a year. Before the million dollars can be attained, another, smaller grant has to be approved.

  • Charrette ideas still coming to fruition

    It's taking some time, but one-by-one the pieces continue to fall into place for the charrette the City of Chester had done four years ago.
    On Monday, City Councilwoman Betty Bagley unveiled a new sign in front of city hall. The sign stayed wrapped up in newspaper until the unveiling, which took place about an hour before city council convened it's regular monthly meeting. At one point, a breeze blew off a piece of the newspaper.
    "I better hurry up," Bagley said.

  • City abolishes committees, adds second monthly meeting

    Chester City Council will revive the practice of meeting twice a month.

  • County lists its needs

    Chester County has provided the Catawba Regional Council of Governments with a list of prioritized needs.
    "It's a needs assessment," said Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey. "It's something we do every year."

  • Fort Lawn Town Council discusses maintenance repairs

    Maintenance repairs are the primary expenses being faced by the Town of Fort Lawn, council members say. Decisions about how to spend the town's money to cover the necessary costs of a car repair and roof replacement were made earlier this week at the council's monthly meeting
    Tuesday's meeting, attended by a full council, highlighted brief discussions and votes about the transmission repair for the police department's Crown Victoria and the replacement of the community center's leaking roof.

  • Moore urges participation in election

    Earl Moore, who heads up elections in Chester County, is using the occasion of Voter Education Month in the state to promote higher turnout for November's elections.
    The South Carolina State Election Commission this week is kicking off a month-long effort to encourage South Carolinians to prepare for the Nov. 2 general election by registering to vote or, if already registered, updating their voter registration information by Oct. 2.

  • County helps cover budget overages of rural fire

    Rural fire protection in Chester County got a boost last week, receiving $10,000 from county council during Monday's meeting.
    The discussion of fire protection was started by Councilman Brad Jordan. Jordan said budget cuts were putting a strain on the departments, some of which are operating slightly in the red, he said.
    “I'd like to see a commitment on our part,” Jordan said.

  • Eureka demolition on hold until Sept.

    Owners of the Eureka Mill have agreed to cease demolition work of the old structure until after the end of the month.

  • Filing ends for school board, Fort Lawn Town Council

    Filing ended for the Chester County School Board and Fort Lawn Town Council elections in November. Two seats on the board and all the seats in Fort Lawn will be contested.

  • No new filers for school board, Fort Lawn council

    No new names have been added to the list of those seeking spots on the Chester County School Board or Fort Lawn town council.
    So far, District 3 representative Denise Lawson has filed to seek another term on the board as has District 4 representative Jim Stroman. Neither has any announced competition as of yet.