Local News

  • McClinton arrested for Club Images shooting

    Quinton McClinton, who was one of four co-defendants in the 2014 murder of former Chester City Councilman Odell Williams, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and other charges in connection with a Christmas Day shooting at a local club.

  • County Councilmembers, Supervisor, Probate Judge sworn in

    In a mass ceremony of affirmation, two returning and one new Chester County councilmembers were sworn in Monday night, along with Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart and new probate Judge Terri Zion.

    The ceremony where each swore to their oath of office took place in the Chester County Council chambers as friends and family watched each of the elected officials take their oath.

    “We are proud of everyone who is getting sworn in today,” said Chester County Supervisor-Elect Shane Stuart, including himself in that list of elected officials.

  • Dr. Pratibha Raut, long-time Chester obstetrician, passes

    Dr. Pratibha Premanand Raut, who practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Chester for more than four decades, passed away at the age of 81 on Dec. 15, 2018.

    A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Barron Funeral Home, 133 Wylie St., Chester. The family will greet friends after the service.

  • Continuing the "education overhaul"

    Part II of a two-part story

    State Sen. Mike Fanning (D-Dist. 17) has introduced a slate of education-related bills amounting to what he calls an ‘education overhaul’ for public education in the state. Armed with the knowledge that South Carolina may receive an extra $1 billion in revenue ($500 million in recurring funds) Fanning has taken aim at improving the life of teachers, cutting down on accountability testing and abolishing the Education Oversight Committee. The bills were pre-filed in the S.C. Senate before the session began.

  • Former deputy suing over unused leave time

    An issue that was a topic of discussion at a recent Chester County Council meeting may soon play itself out in a courtroom.

    James Simpson Darby III, a former Chester County Sheriff’s Deputy, is suing “Chester County and Sheriff of Chester County” for not paying him for unused leave time at the time his employment with the county was terminated. In this instance, “Sheriff of Chester County” refers to the office, not to Sheriff Alex Underwood per se.

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  • Unemployment rate dips slightly during November

    Despite a slight dip in the number of employed persons, Chester County’s unemployment rate was down in November.

  • Bomb threat evacuates Chester Walmart Friday afternoon

    Customers and employees evacuated the Chester Walmart early Friday afternoon following a bomb threat. Customers were told to put their packages down and exit the building. Customers and employees in the surrounding shops and restaurants in the shopping center and next to it were also evacuated. Customers reportedly overheard other people saying the threat was that the Walmart would be burning about an hour. Walmart employees along with those from Taco Bell and Pizza Hut gathered in the Pizza Hut parking lot. They were moved a safer distance by police officials at least once.

  • Unemployment dips slightly in November

    Despite a slight dip in the number of employed persons, Chester County’s unemployment rate was down in November.

  • Chester man dies in Union County wreck

    A Chester man on his way home from work died Thursday morning after being involved in a wreck on S.C. 72.

    Union County Coroner William Holcombe said Dale Franklin Bowser, 62, of 2713 Dover Lane was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, which was reported around 7:20 a.m.

    Lance Cpl. Gary Miller with the S.C. Highway Patrol said Bowser was traveling east on S.C. 72 near Gary Road about one and one half mile east of Carlisle in a 2017 Kia four-door sedan. The car ran off the right side of the road, went down and embankment and struck trees.