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  • Remembering "Mrs. Ann"

    Ann Callender Davidson Marion, 92, of Chester, SC, died on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, S.C. She is remembered throughout the Chester County community as an avid and prolific historian, the person who was instrumental in the beginning of the Chester County Historical Society Museum, and a person with a smile and a full heart for everyone.

  • Boise Cascade expanding its Chester County operations

    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC), one of the largest producers of engineered wood products and plywood in North America and a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building products, is expanding its existing operations in Chester County. The company is investing an additional $17.5 million in the facility in a series of upgrade projects.

  • BREAKING: Chester bookstore shooter guilty
  • Column: My one brush with D-Day

    Editor's note: This is a column about an extraordinary man I once had the honor to meet, and his experiences of D-Day, June 6, 1944 – 75 years and one man's lifetime ago.

    I got to meet Wright Bryan many years after the broadcast of his eyewitness account of the landing on Normandy during the D-Day invasion. By then he had a stellar career as a newscaster for WSB Radio in Atlanta, editor of The Atlanta Journal, editor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Vice President of Development for Clemson University.

  • Former sheriff, councilman John Wayne Holcombe passes

    John Wayne Holcombe, a former S.C. state trooper, a former Chester County Sheriff and someone who continued to serve his community as a Chester County Councilman for several terms until 2016, passed away this week at age 73.

  • Magistrate's phone, email will be seperate from sheriff's

    Interim Sheriff Max Dorsey is asking Chester County to end a practice he considers “inappropriate.”

    Dorsey said he noticed two weeks ago that the county magistrates’ office phones and email network were shared with the Chester County Sheriff’s Office. He said he understood that migrating those onto the county system may come with a cost but also said it was something that has to be done.

    “It’s not a money issues. It’s not appropriate for the judiciary to be on the same domain as law enforcement,” he said.

  • Truck, Mustang among CCSO vehicles to be auctioned off

    When it comes to vehicles, the Chester County sheriff’s office is hoping for some addition by subtraction.

  • Animal control employee in wreck no longer employed

    The questions about an accident involving an animal control vehicle and a raise apparently received by the employee driving the vehicle may now be moot.

    At a budget workshop last week, Chester County Council members questioned salary adjustments given to animal control employees last year. In October, County Supervisor Shane Stuart provided a $1,000 raise for all animal control employees. The next day, one employee received a promotion to “team leader” status and an additional $8,500 raise.

  • Council will be copied on items OK'd by Stuart

    As soon as the logistics are worked out, Chester County Council will receive copies of every item, spending and otherwise, signed off on by Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart.

    Councilman Pete Wilson placed the item on the agenda for Monday night’s council meeting. He said it would be an effective way for the council to keep up with the county’s business “in real time.”

    “It’s a pretty simple idea,” he said. “There are a lot of documents you authorize. They can just be uploaded to out iPads.”

  • In wake of shootings, Chester Police Chief pleads for community's help

    City of Chester Police Chief Eric Williams told a packed crowd at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Friday it was up to the community to help keep their city safe in the wake of several recent shooting incidents in the city limits.