Local News

  • Man's foot severed by train

    Emergency workers were called to the scene of an accident this past Friday behind the Torbit Street apartments where a 17-year old Chester man was struck by a train. The man's foot was partially amputated, according to authorities.

  • An art crawl with mud: Chester County's Ag + Art Tour is this weekend


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    It's like an art crawl, but with mud.

    Chester County is one of four counties – along with Fairfield, York and Lancaster counties – participating in the 2014 Ag + Art Tour a free, self-guided tour of South Carolina's Catawba Region's Farms featuring local artisans and farmer's markets. The tour takes place in all four counties, Saturday, June 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 22, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Building their faith with hammer and nails


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    Some new campers at the Salkehatchie Summer Service camp in Chester may not have known what they were in for, but they pitched in with a will anyway this week. You might say they were building their faith with hammer and nails.

  • Runoff election coming up Tuesday


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    With no local races to drive turnout, there may not be much voter turnout, but there will be a runoff election in Chester County on Tuesday.

  • Chester teens arrested for murder in Myrtle Beach


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    Two Chester teens were arrested Wednesday in connection with a murder case in Myrtle Beach.
    According to a statement from the Chester County Sheriff's Office, the suspects, Meleke De'shawn Stewart, 18, of Chester and Broderick Roscoe,18, also of Chester, wanted by Myrtle Beach Police in connection with a murder case in that city, were arrested by the Chester County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Richburg community mourns loss of 'The Tractor Man'


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    The entire Richburg community is mourning the loss of Tom Weaver, known far and wide as “The “Tractor Man,” for his hobby of restoring old tractors and his work in founding and producing the Richburg Days of Old Antique Engine and Tractor Show.

    Thomas Yost Weaver, 79, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill.

  • Giti Tire USA will begin hiring soon


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    Chester County Economic Director Karlisa Parker said on Tuesday that hiring would begin soon for Giti Tire at Richburg. As of press time, the industry announcement had been posted, but no details on how to apply for jobs. Prospective jobseekers should check the website at www.readySC.org for the latest details under the Future Training Opportunities heading.

  • Governor Haley: Giti Tire plant 'a game changer'

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    “Giti Tire will be a game-changer for Chester County.”

    That was the declaration by S.C. Governor Nikki Haley Monday afternoon in a press conference at the Gateway Conference Center following the announcement of the coming to Chester County of Giti Tire. The Singapore-based company with offices and facilities worldwide will invest $560 million in their Greenfield Tire Manufacturing Plant in Chester County, creating 1,700 jobs.

  • Community leaders welcome Giti Tire

    Community leaders in Chester County say 'Welcome” to the Giti Tire family, or if our translation software is in any way correct, in Malay (one of the languages of Singapore) that would be “Selamat Datang”.


    School Superintendent says welcome

  • Made in Chester County: Giti Tire USA will locate in Richburg


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    The name of the much-touted “Project Summer” is Singapore-based Giti (pronounced “Geetee”) Tire. The unveiling (literally) of the company that is expected to create some 1,700 jobs and invest $560 million in Chester County was made at the press conference at the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg on Monday.