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Today's News

  • Three vehicle crash
  • Chester 4-H member is the ‘Sole Hope’ for children in Uganda

    Chester County 4-H member LaTerrica Springs hopes she and others in the community will be the “sole hope” for some kids without shoes in Uganda, Africa. Back in May, Springs collected plastic milk jugs, used blue jeans and donations as part of the “Sole Hope” Project.

  • An old friend comes back with a new face

    It’s like seeing an old friend you haven’t seen in forever, and they’ve “had a little work done.” The name is the same, but some things have changed.

    That’s the case with Chester’s newest department store; Roses Express held their grand opening and ribbon cutting at their location off the JA Cochran Bypass on Thursday.

  • County gets ready for tax-free weekend

    Parents shopping for school supplies for their students will have a chance once again this year to purchase many of them tax free as South Carolina goes into the tax-free weekend, beginning on Friday and running through midnight on Sunday. Schools in Chester County will begin Aug. 17.

    The state’s six percent sales tax and any local sales tax, will be suspended on a wide variety of items.

    The tax-free weekend begins every year on the first Friday in August and continues through midnight the following Sunday.

  • School board installs two new members

    Chester County School Board members-elect Coach John Smith and Doug Shannon raised their right hands and were sworn into office recently as the newest members of the school district’s governing body.

    Smith won the election to fill the unexpired term of the late Dr. Laurens Fort Jr. and Shannon was the only candidate to put in a bid for the seat formerly occupied by Sandra Stroman, who retired to take a seat on the Winthrop University board of trustees.

  • Sewage spill danger over on Catawba

    The bacterial danger from a massive sewer spill into the Catawba River nearly three weeks ago has passed, S.C. environmental officials said Tuesday, but they urged ongoing caution among the river’s recreational users anytime there’s heavy rain.

    The state Department of Health and Environmental Control posted no-swimming notices at the Catawba Nation landing and Landsford Canal on July 15, the day after a 21-inch pipe ruptured and dumped untreated sewage into Kings Branch in Charlotte for 11 hours.

  • County will finish up 1641 work Friday

    It’s basically a formality at this point, but Chester County Council will officially complete work on “Project 1641” today.

  • UPDATED: Realignment plan sends Lewisville to AA

    When the South Carolina High School League underwent its most recent realignment, the decades-old four-class system was scrapped for a new five-class plan. The hope was that reducing the difference in size between the largest and smallest school in each class would level the playing field in terms of competitiveness. At least in the case of Class A, the powers-that-be obviously don’t think that move went quite far enough and a Chester County School may move up in classification as a result.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Proposed realignment plan moves Lewisville to AA

    If the newly proposed South Carolina High School League realignment plan stays as is, county rivals Lewisville and Great Falls will no longer be competing in the same region.

  • Congressman Norman schedules first Chester County visit

    Candidate Ralph Norman made a few stops in Chester County prior to June’s special election, now 5th District Congressman Ralph Norman will be doing the same thing.

    For the first time since he defeated Democrat Archie Parnell in a close election to fill the vacancy left when Congressman Mick Mulvaney was confirmed as President Donald Trump’s budget director, Norman will be paying a visit to Chester. According to his liaison, Freddy Gault, Norman has a busy day planned in Chester County on August 9.