Today's News

  • UPDATED: Sheriff relinquishes control of the animal shelter

    For many years, whoever held the office of Chester County sheriff had control of the Chester County Animal Shelter. That changed as of July 1.

    On Monday, Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart announced that Sheriff Alex Underwood had willingly relinquished control of the shelter, which will now fall back under the purview of Chester County. The move came after a group of animal welfare advocates filed suit in March on the grounds that state law and local ordinances do not expressly allow a sheriff to control or operate an animal shelter.

  • Some words with "Heart & Soul"

    At the Heart & Soul community meeting in Fort Lawn, there were a lot of inspiring words from H&S committee members and others. Here is a sampling of some of them:


  • Another new hotel apparently eyeing Richburg

    There will soon be more places for people to live in Richburg, but there will apparently also be more places for folks who are just passing through, too.

  • MaryGail Douglas bids farewell to State House

    State Rep. MaryGail Douglas, whose District 41 includes a portion of Chester County, stepped to the front of the S.C. House Chamber on Tuesday to address her farewell remarks to her colleagues. Douglas has served in the House for six years. She was defeated on June 12 in the Democratic Primary by Fairfield County School Board member Annie McDaniel, who ran unsuccessfully against her in 2012 for the same seat.

  • Another delay in murder trial of Chester men

    For the fourth time in less than a year, a murder trial involving two Chester men has been delayed.

  • All county students to get free breakfast, lunch this coming school year

    When the school bell rings on the first day of school this year, Chester County students won’t have to pay for school breakfast or lunch.

    The Chester County School District is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision of the National School Lunch Act, an alternative for household applications for free and reduced-price meals for schools with increased levels of low-income students.

    This means all students enrolled in the school district may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them.

  • Chester fire marshal urges fireworks safety

    Fireworks are spectacular when they light up the sky, but they can cause serious harm when not handled by a trained professional. Fireworks can cause burns and eye injuries in kids and adults.

    The best way to protect your family is to not use fireworks at home. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends attending public displays and leaving the lighting of fireworks to the professionals.

  • "Every child an artist" at Fort Lawn Community Center art camps

    A sign hanging on the wall of the Fort Lawn Community Center quotes the great painter Pablo Picasso who said ‘Every child is an artist.’ The FLCC summer arts camp gives every child the opportunity to be one.

    The Fort Lawn Community Center is currently the recipient of three S.C. Arts Commission grants that have allowed them to offer some arts opportunities for kids of different ages, said FLCC Director Libby Sweatt-Lambert.

  • Robin Currence takes aim at new challenges

    To her many 4-Hers and summer campers, she is simply “Miz Robin.” To those in the know, she has been the face of 4-H in Chester County for 32 years. If 4-H is doing it, you can usually find Robin Currence right in the middle of it. After a lifetime of service, this energetic and caring 4-H agent will retire at the end of this month.

  • Emotional final day in Moore resentencing

    “When I die and go to see Jesus Christ, if He tells me I have to forgive you to get into heaven, I will go to hell,” Linda Crowl said in court Tuesday to Robert Moore.