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Government

  • Zoning for new Richburg residential project passes

    It will not single-handedly solve Chester County’s housing problems, but it will be a big step in the right direction.

  • Citizens "Talk Back" on housing issues

    The fourth version of the Chester Talk Back sessions was all about housing and how to best utilize local state and federal resources to stabilize a neighborhood, and what kind of resources were out there to help with the task.

    The tone of the session was set by two questions on a poster that was placed at the back of the Chester County Council chambers where Talk Back took place: ‘What is a way to improve housing in Chester?’ and ‘What is the most important housing need in Chester?’

  • Council shoots down zoning for proposed trailer park

    Members of Chester County Council said they were in favor of residential growth and said they are not against trailers…they just couldn’t support the trailer park proposed for York Road.

  • A growing problem

    Chester County Councilman Alex Oliphant doesn’t want a proposed development in the Richburg area to be halted just because the county isn’t fully ready to handle large-scale residential growth.

    “This is an upscale development that will be extremely beneficial to Chester County,” he said.

    On Monday, Chester County Council passed second reading of a measure to rezone property at 3303 Edgeland Road from R2 (Rural Two) to RG-1 (multi-family residential).

  • County litter crew currently offline

    Chester County’s new litter crew has piled up huge numbers in terms of the amount of track picked up in recent months. Unfortunately, the garbage is likely to just pile up on local roads for a while.

  • Brownfields assessment grant will lead to evaluations of Eureka, Mill No. 1

    A $600,000 grant to the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will fund some environmental assessments of potentially contaminated sites, called “brownfield” sites in Chester, Lancaster, Union and York Counties. In Chester County, these funds will allow assessments to be conducted at the Eureka Mill site in Chester and the Republic Mill No. 1 site in Great Falls.

  • Council will discuss rural fire Monday

    On Monday, Chester County’s Rural Fire Board may find out exactly what its role is and authority will be moving forward.

  • "The Rev. Joe H. Neal Way" memorial sign unveiled

    The memorial name for a road or street may end in “road” or “highway” depending on what type of roadway it is and where it is. It’s fitting perhaps that the stretch of Walnut Street from the intersection of Springs Street to the intersection of Walnut with Gadsden Street was renamed “The Reverend Joe H. Neal Way,” because the “way” Rev. Joe Neal walked through life is one we all would do well to follow.

  • "My season in the General Assembly has come to an end"

    You can truly say when S.C. Rep. Greg Delleney gave his emotional farewell speech Thursday to the governing body he has served in for 27 years, there wasn't a dry eye in the House. The S.C. House, that is.

    Chester County’s resident state legislator took to the well of the chamber of the S.C. House of Representatives during the close of the General Assembly’s session and he was even granted the privilege of banging the gavel to close the session.

  • Delleney addresses House one last time

    As the S.C. General Assembly concludes their last day of the 2017-2018 session on Thursday, one local lawmaker will move on to his next challenge: spending time with family and friends.

    At the final gavel closing the session today, S.C. Rep. Greg Delleney brings to a close a career of more than 27 years.

    Delleney (S.C. House Dist. 43) is Chester County’s only resident legislator. He was first elected as a Democrat in 1991, and switched parties to the GOP in 2002.