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Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS: Sheriff's Office investigating burned body found in Richburg

    In a press release issued at 12:32 p.m., Sheriff Max Dorsey said he had officers on the scene in Richburg where a dead body has been located…

    “Chester County Sheriff’s Deputies have been called to a location close to the intersection of Old Richburg Road and Lizzie Melton Road, in the Richburg area, regarding a dead body found burned in a ditch on Lizzie Melton Road. 

    As a result, Lizzie Melton Road is closed near the intersection of Old Richburg Road. 

  • Chief Williams addresses criminal sexual case, calls it most disturbing case he's seen

    “Let me be very clear…out of 26 years of law enforcement, I’ve not yet come across a case as disturbing as this one,” Chester Police Chief Eric Williams said in a Friday morning press conference.

    That case, so far, as resulted in 65 counts apiece of first and second degree criminal sexual conduct, exploitation of a minor and disseminating harmful material to a minor against Sarah Lacy, 34, and Bradley Corlew, 31.

  • Two facing criminal sexual conduct charges with multiple minors

    According to a release from Chester PD, two suspects, Sarah Lacy, 34 and Bradley Corlew, 31 have been charged with criminal sexual conduct against nine juveniles, ranging in ages from 2-11 years old. Incidents took place at a location in city limits. Additional charges pending. Bond was denied.

  • Chester man sentenced on drug, weapons charges

    United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that John Bennett Roof, Jr., a/k/a “Brent Roof,” a/k/a “Ice Man”, age 34, of Chester, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.  Following the term of imprisonment, Roof will remain on federal supervised release for an additional 3 years.  United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs of Columbia imposed the sentence.

  • "Let's not bury our sons and daughters..."

    Larry Hill believes the voices of the people can drown out the sounds of gunfire.

  • A fireable offense?

    A general discussion on changing language in city policy led to a very specific discussion about employee accidents and how many should be permitted before termination.

  • "Because they were, we are"

    Discussion about the ancestors who came to this county as enslaved persons was the topic of conversation at the 9th Annual Old Zion Revival/Reunion Camp Meeting this past Sunday at the Old Zion Heritage Site. The theme was “Reflecting on the Year 1619 and Our Enslaved Ancestors: Higher Ground”. The year 1619 is regarded as the beginning of slavery in America, the year a ship unloaded the first cargo of enslaved persons at Jamestown.

  • Solid history

    Historian Scott Coleman is well-known in Chester for repairing monuments from the past. Some of the things he has done are repainted S.C. Historical Markers, restored grave markers in Virginia and in Chester and he continues to tend to the graves of the Confederate veterans buried in Chester’s Evergreen Cemetery. Now he’s taken steps to ensure the latest piece of solid history endures, the grave of a Mason in Chester.

  • Two Chester County fire departments ge V-SAFE grants

    Two Chester County fire departments, along with two in Fairfield County, were awarded grants through the S.C. Department of LLR, Division of Fire and Life Safety’s Volunteer Strategic Assistance & Fire Equipment (V-SAFE) Program, according to a release from State Sen. Mike Fanning.

    The Rossville Fire Department received a $30,000 grant for purchase of much-needed tool, including “E-tools” or entry tools.

  • Filing closed for Fort Lawn, RIchburg, Lowrys councils

    Filing closed on Monday for elections to fill council and Mayor seats for three Chester County municipalities. According to Chester County Registration and Election Director Karen Roach, the office of Mayor and two town council seats are up for election in Fort Lawn, office of Mayor and four council seats are up for election in Richburg and the office of Mayor and four town council seats are up for election in Lowrys.