https://www.onlinechester.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Chester County Supervisor speaks out on county council issues https://www.onlinechester.com/content/chester-county-supervisor-speaks-out-county-council-issues <img src="https://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/stuart_speaks_mug.jpg" alt="Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart" title="Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart" align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><p> Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart released a statement on Wednesday following the news that Chester County Council is filing a complaint with the S.C. Ethics Commission and the S.C. Attorney General over some payments he authorized and some other alleged mistakes made while in office.</p> <p> Stuart&#39;s statement reads:</p> Sheriff Dorsey: "We're going to be better cops" https://www.onlinechester.com/content/sheriff-dorsey-were-going-be-better-cops <img src="https://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dorsey_open_house_1.jpg" alt="The newest recruit at the Chester County Sheriff’s Office tries on a deputy sheriff’s hat as he listens to some advice from Sheriff Max Dorsey at the Open House at the county law enforcement center. (Deputy Al Crawford provided the hat). Sheriff Dorsey held the open house to meet members of the public and the first responders and law enforcement officers from different agencies around Chester County that he will be working with. Observing the scene are Chester County EMA Director Eddie Murphy and Deputy Director Ed Darby and David McCain with the Richburg Fire Department. " title="The newest recruit at the Chester County Sheriff’s Office tries on a deputy sheriff’s hat as he listens to some advice from Sheriff Max Dorsey at the Open House at the county law enforcement center. (Deputy Al Crawford provided the hat). Sheriff Dorsey held the open house to meet members of the public and the first responders and law enforcement officers from different agencies around Chester County that he will be working with. Observing the scene are Chester County EMA Director Eddie Murphy and Deputy Director Ed Darby and David McCain with the Richburg Fire Department. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Chester County Interim Sheriff Max Dorsey met the public recently when the Sheriff&rsquo;s Department held an Open House drop-in for the community at the Chester County Law Enforcement Center.</p> <p> The event was attended by citizens wanting to wish him well, first responders and law enforcement officers from across Chester County that the Chester County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office routinely interfaces with.</p> UPDATED: Underwood, deputies out on PR bonds on federal charges https://www.onlinechester.com/content/updated-underwood-deputies-out-pr-bonds-federal-charges <p> In their first court appearance since being indicted on eight federal counts related to an illegal arrest and alleged cover-up, suspended Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood and two of his former deputies entered not guilty pleas and were granted personal recognizance bonds by Judge Paige Gossett on Tuesday. Because of alleged threats communicated to possible witnesses, though, those bonds came with restrictions.</p> Branham: Stuart OK'd back pay for Magistrate Underwood after suspension from bench https://www.onlinechester.com/content/branham-stuart-okd-back-pay-magistrate-underwood-after-suspension-bench <p> According to Councilman Joe Branham, a hefty raise to suspended Sheriff Alex Underwood is not the only expenditure approved by Supervisor Shane Stuart outside the knowledge of Chester County Council. It&rsquo;s not even the only one involving someone named &ldquo;Underwood.&rdquo;</p> Fanning shares thoughts on selecting county magistrates https://www.onlinechester.com/content/fanning-shares-thoughts-selecting-county-magistrates <p> State Senator Mike Fanning this week announced the appointment of four new people as Chester County Magistrate Judges and the reappointment of Chief Magistrate Judge Angel Underwood. Some questions have been raised in the community about the process of how the new magistrates were chosen, why the Chief Magistrate was not required to go through the same process and several other issues.</p> <p> After the S.C. Senate approved the magistrates late Monday afternoon, Fanning gave a telephone interview with The N&amp;R where he addressed many of these concerns.</p> Four new Chester County magistrates appointed https://www.onlinechester.com/content/four-new-chester-county-magistrates-appointed <img src="https://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/judge_williford.jpg" alt="Judge Williford" title="Judge Williford" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> State Sen. Mike Fanning D-(Chester, Fairfield, York) recommended the appointment of four new magistrates and the reappointment of Chief Magistrate Judge Angel Underwood for Chester County. They were approved by the S.C. Senate on Tuesday.</p> <p> According to their calendar, the Senate approved the appointment of:</p> BREAKING NEWS: State ethics commission, attorney general asked to probe Underwood's raise https://www.onlinechester.com/content/breaking-news-state-ethics-commission-attorney-general-asked-probe-underwoods-raise <p> &ldquo;This was an uncomfortable meeting,&rdquo; said County Councilman Alex Oliphant. &ldquo;And I think there will be more uncomfortable meetings in the future.&rdquo;</p> BREAKING NEWS: Unaccounted for money, more unauthorized purchases, talks of "tax evasion" at county budget meeting https://www.onlinechester.com/content/breaking-news-unaccounted-money-more-unauthorized-purchases-talks-tax-evasion-county-budget- <p> Chester County Council met to discuss the coming fiscal year budget Thursday, but instead spent much of the two-plus hours hearing details of unauthorized purchases, bank accounts that lack oversight and what one councilman said looked like &ldquo;tax evasion.&rdquo;</p>