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SC woman charged in April Fools joke

...the end of the call, the caller tells the dispatcher she received a text from her mother saying "April Fools." Chester County sheriff's deputies had surrounded the bank with guns drawn thinking there was a bank robbery in progress.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-06/sc-woman-charged-april-fools
Across the region

...Three men have been arrested and one more is being sought in the shooting death of a Chester city councilman.Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood said Friday that Christopher Moore, 18, is charged with murder and Quinton McClinton, 25...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-14/across-region
Study shows Augustans lagging in sleep

...7.4 hours of sleep and coincidentally, Early County had the best bedtime at 11:08 p.m. In South Carolina, Chester County residents went to bed the earliest at 11:13 p.m. and Georgetown County slept the longest at 7.29 hours.Nolan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-13/study-shows-augustans-laggin
South Carolina sheriff coerced sex, suit says

CHESTER, S.C. - Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood has been sued by a deputy who said he coerced her into having sex with him and then passed her over for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-05/sc-sheriff-coerced-sex-suit-
Business news

...is expected to be $800 million.Singapore-based Giti Tire is building its first North American plant in rural Chester County, creating 1,700 new jobs over the next decade. The manufacturing and distribution facility in Richburg will make...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-16/business-news
SC peppers ranked the world's the hottest

...grown in his Rock Hill backyard. The business now spreads across a number of backyards and a couple dozen acres in Chester County. As his business grew, Currie kept his job at a bank because he promised his wife, whom he wooed a decade ago by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-26/sc-peppers-worlds-hottest
SC skydiver dies when chute fails

CHESTER, S.C. - A Columbia man has died after his parachute malfunctioned during a jump in Chester County.Deputy Coroner Tommy Williams says 65-year-old Wolfgang Langehans died at the scene Sunday afternoon. An autopsy was planned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-05/sc-skydiver-dies-when-chute-
Missing plane found in SC, 2 dead

CHESTER, S.C. - Chester County officials say two people have been found dead in a small plane...he was notified Monday morning the plane was thought to be in Chester County. The names of the victims have not been released.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-27/missing-plane-found-sc-2-dea
Across the region

2 found dead after plane crashes in SCCHESTER, S.C. - Chester County officials say two people have been found dead in a small plane that had been missing on a flight from North Carolina to Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-05-27/across-region
SC research lab aims to change building habits, lower costs of natural disasters

...six-story-tall test chamber can generate winds of up to 130 mph and rainfall equal to 8 inches per hour.Officials hope the Chester County facility drives market changes in construction practices, much as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety did for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-30/sc-research-lab-aims-change-b