Gov. Nikki Haley wants the U.S. Commerce Department to lower a tariff on tires made in China by Giti Tire, which is planning a $560 million plant in South Carolina. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that the governor wrote a letter to the federal agency this week saying the nearly 18 percent tariff "inequitably affects Giti's business."
Post and Courier, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 09:44 AM
Chester County voters will have to go to the polls again to choose county supervisor after the State Election Commission threw out November's race. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that the commission issued an order this week that voting machines didn't have the proper ballot, there was a lack of paper ballots and at least seven precincts sent voters away because of the problems.
WBTV, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:03 PM
One person was killed and two others were injured in a car crash on Friday morning in Chester County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. Officials say the fatal wreck happened around 5:47 a.m. on West End Road near Stone Road.
WBTV, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 08:58 AM
The day after Charleston-native Stephen Colbert retired his nine-year old late night show and its faux-blowhard persona, the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery says it's unveiling a new portrait of the Comedy Central host in Washington, D.C. The new canvas plays off the earlier portrayal, depicting Colbert standing in front of another portrait of himself-times-five. See the portrait on display in the NPG until April 19, 2015.
Charleston City Paper, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 11:12 AM
One person was killed and two others were injured in a single-car crash on Friday morning in Chester County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. The Chester County coroner identified the victim as 43-year-old James Willie Mack and says the official cause of death is blunt force trauma.
WIS-TV Columbia, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 03:00 AM
The SC Highway Patrol is investigating a collision on the Joneville-Lockhart Highway Friday morning that left two Chester County women dead and a Pauline man injured. L/Cpl Tony Keller of the SC Highway Patrol stated Friday evening that the collision occurred around 11:35 a.m. on SC 9 five miles south of the City of Union.
The Union Daily Times, Sat, Dec 13 2014 @ 12:51 AM
A judge has stopped the bidding for construction of a new tire plant in Chester County after a company left out of the process sued. The Herald of Rock Hill reported that Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons issued an order earlier this month halting the bidding process for the Giti Tire plant.
WMBF, Tue, Dec 9 2014 @ 03:57 PM
Carlos Williams' 16-year-old twins were pulled over Nov. 21 and handcuffed during a traffic stop, which he says was excessive. Cardan, left, and Caymen Williams sit with their father at Monday's Chester City Council meeting.
The Charlotte Observer, Tue, Dec 9 2014 @ 10:10 AM