Baldwin gets life for murder of wife

CHESTER _ On the seventh and final day of the murder trial of James Baldwin, by unanimous vote a Lancaster County jury found him guilty of killing his wife, Judy in 2016. Closing arguments from both the prosecution and the defense in the seventh day of the trial had to do with what the evidence […]

Jury finds Baldwin guilty of murder

Lack of Cooperation, Investigation Took Center Stage at Trial CHESTER – The lack of cooperation that took place between various agencies related to the death of Judy Baldwin, and the seeming lack of investigation by the Chester County Sheriff’s Department took center stage during much of her husband’s murder trial. Jamie Baldwin was found guilty […]

Trapp cleared of murder charges

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man’s second trial for murder ended with a not guilty verdict last week. The defendant, Rondell (Buddy) Trapp, 35, was charged with murder in the death of R. J. Gadson in October, 2015. The four-day trial was heard by Tenth Judicial Circuit Judge R. Lawton McIntosh. The jury was charged by […]

PC OKs sketch plan, rejects flag lots

BLYTHEWOOD – A request for approval of a sketch plan that was previously approved by a former planning commission was recommended for ‘approval with conditions’ Monday evening by the current planning commission. The vote was 2-1 with Commission Chairman Donald Brock, who is the Oakhurst Home Owners Association president, abstaining. Bucky Drake of Drake Development […]

Veterans event set for Sunday

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society and Museum will host a Veterans Day celebration for the community at the Langford-Nord House on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, starting at 4 p.m. The will include guest speaker Jennifer Miller from Counseling Plus. Miller has served in the military and will share her story and services for Veterans. […]

Winnsboro man arrested for shooting

WINNSBORO – A Fairfield County man has been arrested on Wednesday and charged with attempted murder and other crimes committed over the past several weeks, according to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s office. On Thursday, Oct. 31, Stephen Young, Jr., 20, fired five shots at and struck a vehicle occupied by several individuals in the area […]

Coston named to BAR

BLYTHEWOOD – Town Council reappointed Gale Coston, a former and longtime member of the Board of Architectural Review. During his 12 years on the board, Coston served as both chair and vice chair. After finishing his last term three years ago, he decided to take some time off.  “We’re excited to welcome you back, Mr. […]

Blythewood XC heads to Qualifiers

COLUMBIA – Blythewood Boys Cross Country took second at last week’s Region 4-5A Meet, finishing with an average 18:11 time, just behind Spring Valley. Christian Pearson was the first Bengal finisher with a time of 17:13.33, good enough for third place. Daniel Turnipseed finished in seventh with a time of 17:55.26, and Michael Stevens finished […]

Vikings squeeze by Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood had a chance to right its late-season slump Friday night. The Bengals looked to shake off a tough 23-20 loss at Lugoff-Elgin last week, and a win over Spring Valley at District Two Stadium would give the Bengals a third seed in the Class 5A playoffs that start next week. Unfortunately for […]

Bengals come up short

BLYTHEWOOD – Bengals Tennis battled big with J.L. Mann on Monday in the third round of the Class 5A State Playoffs. Hannah Myers and Sophie Carlton won points for the Bengals in singles action, and doubles team Wyatt Britt and Rachel Truitt won their doubles match. Blythewood came up short in the tiebreaker match, falling […]