Town of Chapin

Town of Chapin explores offering Weight Watchers’ program to residents

If weight loss was on your list of New Years’ resolutions, then the Town of Chapin has a proposition for local residents. Town spokesperson Karen Owens said Monday the town is exploring the opportunity to host regular Weight Watchers’ meetings at Town Hall to help employees and citizens looking to improve their health in the New Year. Image courtesy Weight…

Affordable housing in Chapin? Residents say ‘no’

Chapin residents weren’t shy Wednesday night in speaking out against a proposal to build an affordable housing apartment complex in their town. Developer Chase Northcutt explains what the proposed affordable housing development in Chapin would look like. (Photos by Rachel Ham) The community room at the Chapin town hall was standing room only as business owners, parents and state legislators…

Eagle Scout to spruce up entrance to Chapin

A local student is picking up a paintbrush and hammer to make sure his town’s welcome mat is ready for visitors. Chapin student Douglas Long is giving his town’s entrance a little TLC. (photo provided) Douglas Long has received approval from the Chapin Town Council to make refurbishing a sign and landscaping at the entrance to the town his Eagle…

New park, small business development center on horizon in Chapin; group eyes historic theatre

Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson looked ahead to the many works in progress during his 2016 State of the Town address Tuesday. Officials are turning their focus to beautification, citizen involvement and supporting small businesses. “Our mission has been to improve the quality of life for residents and businesses in Chapin by being outstanding stewards of taxpayer’s money while fostering economic…

Chapin native sworn in as town’s new police chief

A Chapin native is now leading the town’s police department after 17 years of serving another Lexington County city. Chapin’s new chief takes the oath of office. (photo by Rachel Ham) Seth Zeigler was sworn in Monday morning by Judge Gary Reinhart. Zeigler was hired in January by Mayor Skip Wilson. The previous chief, Troy Crump, is remaining with the…

Chapin police chief temporarily suspended

The town of Chapin is currently without a permanent police chief after Mayor Skip Wilson handed down a suspension. Town officials said Wilson suspended Police Chief Troy Crump for three days without pay starting Tuesday. Communications & Economic Development Director Karen Owens said a specific reason was not given other than it was “related to performance standards.” Crump is expected…

Chapin Town Council approves 2016 budget, slight water rate increase

Officials in Chapin began the new year by approving the 2016 budget and a slight rate increases in the water-sewer department during this week’s council meeting. New positions provided for in the town budget include a grant writer, part-time town clerk and extra staff for the utilities department. Those financial changes do not require a tax increase. Chapin customers’ water…

Chapin, Lexington residents look skyward with Arbor Day plantings

Two Lexington County towns have planted nearly 30 trees this year culminating with Arbor Day celebrations. Residents in Chapin created a what they think will be a future tourism draw with the strategic planting of 31 sequoia trees. The sky-high movement began in 2014 with Chapin High students, Chapin Garden Club members, nursery owner James Bryan and tree enthusiast Lill Mood. James…