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Today's News

  • Worthy picked as finalist for Abbeville post

    Sandi Worthy nearly went from running the City of Chester to running the County of Abbeville.

    According to the The Index Journal of Greenwood, Worthy was one of two finalists last week for the position of Abbeville County director. The job ultimately went to David Garner, who had local ties to the county after serving as the administrator of Calhoun Falls, a municipality within Abbeville. Still, Worthy said it was an honor to have been selected as one of the final two in a pool that included dozens of highly qualified candidates.

  • Deputies arrest two Georgia men, seize kilo of cocaine

    Officers with the Chester County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction Unit arrested two Georgia men on Monday and seized a kilogram of cocaine, according to a release from the CCSO.

    On Monday, officers conducted a traffic stop on Interstate-77 near mile marker 55 in Chester County and seized over a kilogram of cocaine.

  • Size (still) matters in prep athletics

    Beginning with the 2016-’17 school year, the South Carolina High School League (the state’s governing body for athletics) switched to a five-classification format for the first time, in an attempt to level the playing field between the largest and smallest team in each class. After one year, the plan has met its objective…sort of.

  • Chester Metropolitan stops reminder notices

    In a move that company officials say is the first step in improving efficiency and customer service, the Chester Metropolitan District (CMD) will discontinue sending out reminder notices as of Sept. 1.

    According to a press release from CMD, the change will not impact the amount of time a customer has to pay their bill; they will still have the same number of days to pay their bill.

  • SCHP advises caution this July 4

    Imagine this: Travelling to see family on the 4th of July holiday, you get back behind the wheel of your car at a rest stop on the interstate. As you pull back into traffic, you put a blindfold on and without being able to see what’s in front of you or beside you, travel a few thousand yards down the busy interstate. This dangerous act is not something drivers would even think about doing, but every day, thousands of them do something just as dangerous, said Cpl. Bill Rhyne with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • UPDATED WITH VIDEO: City Council settles on compensation for Roof

    Last week, Chester City Council made good on its months of promises to compensate employees who are taking on extra duties.

  • City names members of police panel

    The City of Chester is moving forward with plans to not only bring in outside help to hire a police chief, but may solicit public opinion as well.

  • Economic Development schedules "special announcement"

    The name “Project 1641” won’t be in use for too much longer.

    On Monday, Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Dean sent out a public invitation touting “a special announcement” that will take place next Tuesday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg. Dean confirmed that it relates to Project 1641 and that the company behind the codename will be revealed at that time.

  • Building History

    If you haven’t heard about the Smithsonian travelling exhibition coming to Chester by now, you’ve been living in a cave for the past year. Some of you may be tired of hearing about it, but I bet most of you are intrigued. I had a rare opportunity to see the exhibition firsthand when I volunteered to help put it together.

  • Nuggets, Craig begin summer league play Friday

    He won’t be in the basketball gyms at Great Falls or USC-Upstate, but local fans will be able to watch Torrey Craig this week.