• Newman sworn in for second term as solicitor

    In a special term of General Sessions Court, Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman was sworn in on Wednesday at the Chester County Courthouse for a second term in the circuit that serves Chester, Fairfield and Lancaster Counties. Newman in turn swore in the members of his staff in all three offices in the circuit. Circuit Court Judge Brian Gibbons administered the oath of office to Newman and Newman’s wife Jill held the Bible that Newman took the oath on.

  • Rumford reflects on Fort Lawn year that was

    The great satirical lyricist Tom Lehrer recorded a well-known album entitled “That Was the Year That Was” but the year that was for the Town of Fort Lawn was no joke.

    During the annual Fort Lawn Town Christmas party, Mayor John Rumford and Town Clerk Lisa Revels took a few moments to reflect on how the town fared in the year just passed and what was in the future for Fort Lawn.

  • 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.