Today's News

  • "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.

  • Architect reveals planned Lewisville High School redo

    Ben Thompson, Chester County School District architect and planner from the firm of McMillan Pazdan & Smith showed some preliminary renderings of what Lewisville High School's new front entry looked like to the Chester Rotary Club on Tuesday. The photos are taken from a digital presentation and should be on the Chester County School District website after Monday night's school board meeting.

  • State Board of Ed. issues public reprimand to Slayman

    The S.C. State Board of Education this month issued a Public Reprimand to former Chester County School Superintendent Dr. Agnes Slayman, saying she ‘engaged in conduct that was inappropriate and unprofessional for a District Superintendent.’

    The Department of Education and the State Board investigated the allegations that Dr. Slayman ‘acted in an unprofessional manner by harassing, intimidating, and creating a hostile work environment for employees while serving as Superintendent of the Chester County School District (District).’

  • Sheriff's Office investigates Sirrine Street shooting

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident that may have taken place Thursday night in the area of Sirrine Street.

    Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey released the following statement:

  • Fort Lawn fire under investigation

    The Chester County Fire Service, Chester County Sheriff's Office and SLED are currently investigating a fire that took place early FRiday morring in Fort Lawn.

    Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey released the following statement on Friday:

    'On September 13, 2019 at approximately 4:18 a.m., Chester County E-911 received a call regarding a structure fire at 730 Weston Acres Road, in Fort Lawn, SC.