State proposes more mitigation for Scout

Officials Answer Community Scout Questions BLYTHEWOOD – During an information meeting held by Team SC (SC Department of Commerce, Richland County Economic Development and other state agencies with oversight over the Scout project), SC Commerce Secretary Harry Lightsey announced that the Department, in conjunction with Richland County Economic Development, has filed a revised mitigation package […]

Blythewood schools’ scores exceed SC

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood area schools saw continued improvement on the 2023 SC Ready results, according to the S.C. Department of Education. SC Ready measures readiness in English-Language Arts (ELA) and Math in grades 3 through 8 In most grade levels, more Blythewood students met or exceeded expectations this year compared to 2022. Most schools also […]

Cheer & tumbling gym coming to Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – A new cheer and dance facility is coming to Blythewood in August 2024. It’s the relocation and expansion of a gym in Elgin that currently houses The Tumble Tree recreational programs and Twisters All-Star Cheerleading. “We love living in Blythewood. We love the small-town feel. Our kids grew up here playing recreational sports […]

FCSD magnet school’s scores shine

WINNSBORO – The recently released SC Ready scores measure readiness in English-Language Arts and Math for students in grades 3-8. Top Performer Fairfield Magnet Math & Science again this year was the district’s top performer, where 74.3% of third graders met or exceeded expectations in ELA. Nearly 70% of fifth graders at the magnet school […]

Bob Innes resigns as Director of Animal Control

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Director of Animal Control Bob Innes submitted his resignation on Monday. He will continue to work until at least the end of the month. Innes has held the director’s position at the shelter for seven years. Prior to that he was the director of the shelter at Pets Inc. in Columbia. […]

Kennedy’s ethics violations mount

COLUMBIA – State investigators have listed a litany of new ethics charges against a former Richland County elected official. Former Councilwoman Gwendolyn Kennedy already owes nearly $11,000 in fines levied from earlier violations in 2012 and 2015, according to the S.C. Ethics Commission’s online debtor list. More than 200 new ethics counts were presented during […]

Miles Custom Racing is a family affair

DARLINGTON – Ridgeway teen dragster Danika Miles took to the Darlington Dragway last weekend in the 6th event of the Professional Drag Racing Association (PDRA) Carolina Nationals. This was the first year Danika was eligible to drive in two divisions. In addition to driving her Jr. Dragster in the Pro Jr. Dragster division, she also […]

Estate planning made easy

RIDGEWAY – Estate planning was made easy last Friday evening for about 40 people who attended the estate planning seminar at the First Baptist Church in Ridgeway. Deborah McCutchan, a financial Advisor with Edward Jones, talked about how to create an estate strategy now that provides for the present, and gives peace of mind for […]

Will Epps named R2 Teacher of the Year

BLYTHEWOOD – The 2023-2024 District Teacher of the Year for Richland School District Two is Will Epps, a Science teacher at Blythewood High School. Superintendent Dr. Kim Moore and other district leaders made the surprise announcement on Sept. 13 at Blythewood High as members of the school band played the “Eye of the Tiger” by […]

A Meal to Warm Your Heart

WINNSBORO – The Winnsboro Lions Club held its annual spaghetti fundraiser supper on Sept.14, at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Winnsboro. The meal was dine-in or take-out. Lions’ fundraisers provide funds to underwrite vision services, primarily. Winnsboro Lions provide annual eye exams and eyeglasses for thirty-six local, needy citizens. “We move school children to […]

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