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Today's News

  • Roads Bill resurfacing 2.12 miles in Chester initially

    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has announced the awarding of contracts for road resurfacing and rehab under the new Roads Bill in 27 counties, as well as increased funding from the General Assembly to local County Transportation Committees (CTCs).

    According to an SCDOT release, in this first announcement, Chester County will see 2.12 miles of road resurfaced or rehabbed, on three roads in the county: Belt Road, Rodman Road and Wilson Street.

  • Learn a bit of Lando history Saturday night

    The Lando-Manetta Mills History Center will host  “Lando Movie Night” this Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. at the Lando Fire Station in Lando. The event will be a combination of some “home movies” spanning the periods of 1935-1945 and 1985 taken by residents and former Lando residents and the presentation “Social Fabric,” a photographic examination of mill life and operations by Dr. Phil Moody.

  • Unemployment rate, number of emplyed up in June

    The number of people with jobs went up but so did Chester County’s unemployment rate in June.

  • Liquor, guns and money

    The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, working in tandem with Chester and Union Counties, has made a bootlegging arrest that involved guns and large amounts of cash.

  • Football season arrives in Chester County

    Scottie Steen is getting the opportunity to coach his team in 7-on-7s instead of playing in one.

  • Rev. Earl Lee will talk about the Gayle on Friday

    The Gayle. For people who grew up in that mill village, no additional details are necessary. For the rest of us, we have a chance to hear from an author and Chester native who has roots there.

    Rev. Earl Lee will present a reading from his book, The Gayle, subtitled A Personal Account of Living on a Mill Village in Upstate South Carolina, Friday at 1 p.m. at the Chester County War Memorial Building. This reading is being presented by the Chester County Historical Society as part of their local programming for “The Way We Worked.”

  • County fire coordinators: Critical need for volunteer firefighters

    The continuing recruitment efforts by the Richburg Fire Department only highlight what Chester County Fire Coordinator Ben Thomson and Deputy Coordinator Barkley Ramsey say is a critical need for firefighters in all rural fire departments. The two sat down with The N&R this week to discuss this need for volunteers.

    Thomson said volunteer firefighters aren’t in it for the money, certainly, they do it because they have a passion for the job.

    “It’s a job you have to have a passion to do, it’s kind of a calling.”

  • Here comes the sun...and school district is ready

    As the Beatles sang: “Sun, sun sun, here it comes” and the Chester County School District is ready for it (or at least for the solar eclipse).

    Just about a month before the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, School District Chief Instructional Officer Dena Dunlap sat down with The N&R to discuss the district’s plans for that day and how teachers across the state are using the event as a “teachable moment.”

  • Author Ron Rash comes home to Chester

    Carolina author Ron Rash gave a special reading recently of “Eureka Mill,” his book of poems centered around what community members call just “the Eureka,” a stone’s throw from that same community.

    Rash’s appearance was part of the local programming centered around the Smithsonian’s travelling exhibition, “The Way We Worked,” currently installed at Chester City Hall through Aug. 6.

  • The meeting that did not happen

    Chester City Council did not vote on a much-anticipated zoning special exception on Monday as was expected. In fact, the council didn’t vote on anything.

    For one of the first times in recent memory, a Chester City Council regular meeting was cancelled for lack of a quorum.

    “We hope that we will get enough members of council here to hold our meeting,” Councilwoman Angela Douglas told the packed crowd at 6:30 Monday night, the scheduled meeting time.