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Local News

  • Two dead after Thursday head-on collision

    A soon-to-be college football player and the superintendent of schools of Abbeville County were killed Thursday evening in a head-on collision in Chester County.

  • County discusses hiring outside counsel

    Chester County Council did not take direct action on the status of a recently rehired animal care and enforcement office employee, but appeared to lay the groundwork to do so in the near future.

  • Tax Free Weekend begins Friday

    Clothes, computers, and school supplies are among dozens of items that can be purchased free of Sales Tax during South Carolina's annual Sales Tax Holiday from Friday, August 2, through Sunday, August 4, 2019.

    During the Tax Free Weekend, shoppers can purchase a variety of back-to-school essentials without paying the state's 6% Sales Tax and any applicable local taxes. Tax-free items range from school supplies, computers, and printers to clothing, accessories, and shoes.

  • City fund balance remains low

    The City of Chester has gotten caught up on its past due audits recently, but its financial bottom line continues to lag.

  • Board renews Bain contract through 2021

    Following an executive session at their July meeting, the Chester County School Board members voted 6-1 to renew Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain’s contract through June 30, 2021. The vote also increased her annual annuity by an additional 3%.

    In January of this year, the board reached a consensus to allow Bain’s contract (which expired in June of 2019) to “roll over” to June of 2020. This vote extends that to June of 2021.

  • Riding in history

    Recently, the streets of Chester echoed with the sound of some engines that haven’t been heard for a long while as Glidden AAA Tour Advisor Dr. William McCleave and driver Andy Cloninger brought a 1923 Packard limousine and a 1930 Ford Model A to meet with City and Chamber officials to make plans for the upcoming visit of over 130 antique vehicles to the city.

    He said the tour, which will roll into Chester on Sept. 26th will be a “rare opportunity to see some of the finest tour cars in the United States, all made before 1943.”

  • Career Coach will be at GRASP in Great Falls

    The SC Works Career Coach, a mobile center, will be in Great Falls on July 30.

    The state-of-the-art mobile SC Works center is wheelchair accessible, has 10 work stations for job-seeking activities, provides WiFi and printer capabilities, and has staff available to assist users. It is an extension of the services provided through the work centers and connection points blanketing the state – an opportunity to bring these services to locations or events where workforce resources are beneficial or needed.

  • Unemployment rate rises for second straight month

    For a second straight month the unemployment rate in Chester went up as a result of a jobless claims increase.

  • T.J. Martin assisted in Gaffney rug company fire

    Call it the world’s longest mutual aid call. Most mutual aid calls are usually made when fire departments need held and are activated when help is needed outside of the usual five-mile limit of coverage of most fire stations, but T.J. Martin recently traveled over 100 miles to help another fire department.

  • NYC First Lady: de Blasio's ideas are taller than his opponents

    Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City, says her husband Mayor Bill de Blasio stands out from all of the other Democratic Presidential candidates because he has experience running a large municipality…and because he’s taller than all of them.