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Government

  • County trash pick-up falls off sharply

    If Chester County wants to get back to collecting large volumes of garbage with its trash patrol, it is going to cost a little bit of money. A very little bit.

  • County updates purchasing and contraction policies

    For the first time in 15 years, Chester County has updated its purchasing and contraction policies.

  • Audit indicates possibility of "misappropriation"

    A full reading of the City of Chester’s 2016-’17 fiscal year demonstrates problems that go beyond those detailed by accountant Rebecca Brendle in her presentation to Chester City Council last week.

  • Accreditation team will be in school district Oct. 1-3

    The AdvancED Accreditation Team will be in the school district from Oct. 1-3, meeting with school board members, teachers, students and other educational stakeholders in the community as part of their evaluation of the Chester County School District.

    AdvancED is the successor to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and was formed by a merger with that educational organization and two others.

    At the September meeting, Chief Instruction Officer Dena Dunlap briefed school board members on the AdvancED visit timeline.

  • County will pay half the cost of new SRO

    Chester County will help fund the cost of an additional school resource officer for the Chester County School District.

  • City books still in bad shape, but improving

    The fiscal year 2016 audit (which was completed in May) showed a number of serious problems with the City of Chester’s finances and accounting. The fiscal year 2017 audit shows more of the same.

    On Monday, accountant Rebecca Brendle (with the firm of Camp, Moring and Brendle) presented the 2017 audit to Chester City Council. At one point, because the city went two years without a finance director and a full year without a city administrator, it got behind on audit completions. Those same circumstances were contributing factors to the negative findings in both audits.

  • A lasting tribute for Ladarious Wylie

    He was honored in statewide resolutions, by local sports teams and by being made posthumous Marshal of the Chester Veteran’s Day Parade. Finally, though, there will be a lasting memorial for Ladarious Wylie.

  • "This is for the country, it's time to fight"

    The members of the Chester County Republican Party hosted U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman and S.C. GOP Chair Drew McKissick at their recent meeting at the Front Porch in Richburg. Both Congressman Norman and Chairman McKissick spoke about the same topic: the importance to the GOP of the midterm elections coming up Nov. 6th.

  • County shelters evacuees and their pets

    In weather that wasn’t fit for man or beast, Chester County provided shelter for both man and beast.

  • Little Jack Horner and the Senator

    When he addressed the Richburg Town Council at their September meeting with a legislative update, Senator Mike Fanning (D-Chester, Fairfield, York) compared his colleagues in the Senate to the famed nursery rhyme character Little Jack Horner. They sat in the corner, stuck in their collective thumb and pulled out a plum, saying to themselves: “Boy what a good boy am I!”

    But according to Fanning, when it comes to public education at least, the plum was sour and the “Little Jack Horners” in the Senate shouldn’t be that pleased with themselves.