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Government

  • Power, schools and government

    The 2019 South Carolina General Assembly session hasn’t started yet, but State Sen. Mike Fanning (D- Dist. 17) is already hard at work. He has pre-filed over 25 bills to be taken up by the legislature beginning in January 2019 when they go into session. The main areas of focus for these bills are in three areas: utilities, education (where he has the most bills by far) and good government practices.

    Note: An article in a future issue will deal with the education-related bills in more detail.

  • "This shouldn't be that complicated"

    Chester County Council and the Chester County School District agreed to split the costs for a new school resource officer (SRO) a few months ago, but there isn’t a new SRO on the job as of yet.

  • Ligon no longer just ‘playing House;’ he’s in it

    When State Rep. Randy Ligon (R-Dist. 43) takes his seat in the House chambers in January, although the newness of being a freshman legislator will have barely worn off, the room he’s in and the desk he will sit at will be a familiar one: Ligon, you see, has been in these seats before.

    In between the handshakes and cups of holiday - appropriate hot cider during a holiday meet and greet recently at the Chester County Delegation Office, Ligon talked about his first trip to the S.C. State House.

  • Mulvaney named acting White House chief of staff

    Mick Mulvaney is headed to the West Wing.
    President Donald Trump on Friday named the Indian Land ex-congressman – and current White House budget director and acting head of the federal consumer watchdog agency – his acting chief of staff.
    “I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

  • Ligon will hold in-district open house

    State Rep. Randy Ligon will host a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 14th from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Chester County Delegation office in the Chester County Courthouse.

    Rep. Ligon, who is beginning his first term in the State House, will meet with local constituents to hear their concerns in preparation for the upcoming 2019 Legislative Session. The open house will be held at the Legislative Delegation Office at 104 McAliley Street in Chester. Holiday snacks and refreshments will be served.

  • Residential growth coming to the city?

    The residential growth that has begun in Chester County may be making its way to the City of Chester.

  • Chester County hasn't heard the last from Lucas

    After Monday night, Archie Lucas will no longer be in attendance at Chester County Council meetings…not on the dais anyway.

    After 30 years and eight months representing District Two, Lucas’ time as an elected official is coming to an end. Lucas lost a bid for reelection, so when the council convenes its next meeting in early January, his seat will be occupied by Mike Vaughn. His last meeting was full of appreciation and love from his fellow members of council and some special guests.

  • More growing pains

    The number of lots allowed for any residential development in Chester County with a single point of access is almost certainly going to drop soon. Actually, since there is currently no limit, any hard-and-fast number would be a drop.

  • Council questions but approves Gateway expansion bid

    Plans for an expansion and renovation of the Gateway Conference Center were approved last week by Chester County Council, but only after a vigorous line of questioning about cost overruns.

  • Roach oversees her first election

    Was it a baptism of fire or an opening night debut? A “baptism of fire” is a martial term that refers to a soldier’s first time in battle. An opening night debut is an actor’s first night in a new role. For new Chester County Elections and Registrations Director Karen Roach, Tuesday night’s election was more of the debut and less of a baptism of fire.

    Roach, who is the former Deputy Elections Director, was hired to the director position after Terry Graham left in August to become manager of voter services in Richland County.