https://www.onlinechester.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en The 'Forgotten Road' https://www.onlinechester.com/content/forgotten-road <img src="https://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_5315.jpg" alt="Fire Chief Allen Culp points out the deep gouges in the roadway on U.S. Highway 21 near Fincher Road that were caused by two logging trucks colliding in December 2018. These gouges may have played a factor in other accidents and they are certainly a hazard to motorists traveling the highway." title="Fire Chief Allen Culp points out the deep gouges in the roadway on U.S. Highway 21 near Fincher Road that were caused by two logging trucks colliding in December 2018. These gouges may have played a factor in other accidents and they are certainly a hazard to motorists traveling the highway." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Fort Lawn Fire Chief Allen Culp calls a three-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 21 (Catawba River Road) &ldquo;The Forgotten Road.&rdquo; A recent fatal accident at that location has once again brought attention to a roadway that needs a desperate fix.</p> <p> &ldquo;Considering this is a United States Highway, you would think that the federal government or the state government would have some way to repair it,&rdquo; Culp said.</p> DHEC: ‘No health risk’ at Springsteen site https://www.onlinechester.com/content/dhec-%E2%80%98no-health-risk%E2%80%99-springsteen-site <img src="https://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dhec_on_springsteen_site1.jpg" alt="This image of the Springsteen Mill site shows what the site looks like now – a large expanse of concrete with most of the land given over to overgrown grass. According to DHEC, there is no imminent public health risk, even though there are still contaminants on the property." title="This image of the Springsteen Mill site shows what the site looks like now – a large expanse of concrete with most of the land given over to overgrown grass. According to DHEC, there is no imminent public health risk, even though there are still contaminants on the property." align="left" hspace="6" width="161" height="85" /><p> The State Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has found &lsquo;no imminent public health risk&rsquo; at the Springsteen Mill site, despite a 2014 report prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showing the presence of contaminants at the site. The EPA report also showed no significant risks as well, DHEC said.</p> <p> <em>The N&amp;R</em> sent a series of questions to James Pinkney, the EPA Region 4 press officer.</p> <p> Some of these questions were passed along and answered by Tommy Crosby, SC DHEC Media Relations officer.</p> County, sheriff respond to back-pay suits https://www.onlinechester.com/content/county-sheriff-respond-back-pay-suits <p> A response to the fourth lawsuit levied against &ldquo;Chester County and (the) Sheriff of Chester County&rdquo; over unpaid leave time has been filed and closely mirrors responses to the previous three.</p> CURES Birthday Bash is Saturday https://www.onlinechester.com/content/cures-birthday-bash-saturday <img src="https://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/must_run_cures_new_home.jpg" alt="This former Masonic Temple and former bank building will be the new home for CURES for Chester." title="This former Masonic Temple and former bank building will be the new home for CURES for Chester." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A birthday bash for the building that will one day house Citizens United for Revitalization and Economic Stability (CURES) a Chester citizens group dedicated to revitalizing Chester, will be held at their new location this Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.</p> <p> CURES recently acquired the old Masonic Temple building in downtown Chester and is renovating it to provide a space for their operations, as well as provide a venue for community events, such as concerts, performances, meetings and forums.</p> Filing closes for city election https://www.onlinechester.com/content/filing-closes-city-election <p> Filing has closed for the City of Chester&rsquo;s upcoming municipal election and there will be three contested races on the ballot.</p> Four have filed for School Board Dist. 5 seat https://www.onlinechester.com/content/four-have-filed-school-board-dist-5-seat <p> Filing for the special Chester County School Board election and the City of Chester municipal election closed at noon on Monday.</p> <p> Four candidates have filed for the Chester County School Board District 5 seat left vacant by the late Patricia Hampton.</p> <p> Candidates are Bill Stringfellow, Timothy Hughes, Steve Jackson and Nakia White. The election is scheduled for May 14<sup>th</sup>.</p> <p> In-person absentee voting is scheduled to begin April 5<sup>th</sup>. Voters who wish to vote in the School Board District 5 race must be registered in that district.</p> Burning down the house https://www.onlinechester.com/content/burning-down-house <img src="https://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8924.jpg" alt="A shower of embers blows." title="A shower of embers blows." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> There was a big event last at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) in Richburg. They burned the house down&hellip;or, half of it anyway.</p> <p> In recent years, the facility has recreated hailstorms and hurricanes inside its facility, but undertook a decidedly different exercise on Wednesday in replicating one of the most damaging peripheral aspects of a wildfire, that being airborne embers that cause fires to spread and spark new blazes.</p> UPDATED: Steen steps down as Great Falls head coach https://www.onlinechester.com/content/updated-steen-steps-down-great-falls-head-coach <p> For the third time in four years, Great Falls is looking for a new head football coach.</p> <p> Scotty Steen, a Great Falls alum, a longtime assistant and the head coach of the program for the past two years, stepped aside on Wednesday.</p>