White sentenced to 30 years for Criminal Sexual Conduct

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Ivan B. White, 47, pled guilty to three charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor on Tuesday, June 11, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office said. According to the release, these offenses, which occurred from 2020 to 2022, involved a child victim who was 14-16 years of age.  White was 43-45 years […]

Juneteenth parade set for Sat. in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – A Juneteenth celebration parade will be held on Congress St. in Winnsboro on Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. The parade will line up at 9 a.m. at the corner of Pope Funeral Home (521 S. Congress St) and S. Vanderhorst streets. Entertain­ment will follow the parade at the Fairfield High Alumni School […]

Don’t miss Fairfield County’s Ag + Art tour this weekend

A Fun-Filled and Memorable Experience for the Whole Family FAIRFIELD CO. – The Fairfield Farmers & Artisans Market is one of 10 sites that will be featured on this weekend’s Fairfield Ag+Art Farm Tour. The tour will include working farms and their produce as well featuring local artisans – including painters, potters, weav­ers, musicians, woodcarvers, […]

Fairfield’s budget deferred; vote reset for June 24

WINNSBORO – Fairfield lead­ers backed off approving final reading of the 2024-2025 bud­get in the face of push back from the community and one council member over concerns about ad­equate pay for Sheriff’s deputies. Fairfield residents peppered council members with com­plaints over the budget, saying it failed to adequately compensate sheriff deputies. Chief Deputy Brad […]

Construction to resume on Blythewood Road following work on fiber optic cable

BLYTHEWOOD – Richland County’s Penny Tax funded road construction along Blythewood Road has been paused for some time to allow AT&T time to move phone pedestals (4” x 4” grey or green metal posts) sticking up along the roadside to locations beyond the planned wider pavement, according to Michael Maloney, interim director for the Richland […]

A passion for animals and vulnerable people defines Laura Collins

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – When Laura Collins’ 26 year old stallion died last October, her grief was abated only by the knowledge that he would live on in his last offspring that was foaled in April. The colt now romps with his mom in the field that was the stallion’s favorite pasture and where he is […]

Woman wins $250,000 lottery prize in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – A woman who bought a Giant Jumbo Bucks lottery ticket at a Winnsboro convenience store after work said she was feeling lucky, and that feeling soon turned into reality. She won $250,000. “I wish it would have been more, so I could quit my job,” she joked with South Carolina Education Lottery officials […]

High speed chase begins in Fairfield, ends in Blythewood

WINNSBORO – A high-speed chase that started in Fairfield County ended in Blythewood where the driver was eventually arrested. While conducting routine patrol in Fairfield County, a Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputy reported observing a silver Honda Civic that matched the description of a silver Honda Civic that had been reported as stolen. As the deputy […]

Public hearing for RW’s proposed budget is June 27

RIDGEWAY – The Town of Ridgeway will hold a public hear­ing on its FY 2024-25 municipal budget on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at 6 p.m., in the Ridgeway Town Hall. The Town’s projected revenue and expenditures for its FY 2024-25 budget is $970,200, a 23.4 percent increase over the current budget’s revenue and expendi­tures of […]

Public hearing for Blythewood’s budget is set for June 24

BLYTHEWOOD – The Town of Blythewood will hold a public hearing on its FY 2024-25 mu­nicipal budget on Monday, June 24, 2024, at 6 p.m., at the Doko Manor. The Town’s projected reve­nue for its FY 2024-25 budget is $7,601,856, a 10.85 percent decrease from its current fiscal year’s $8,527,854 budget. The Town’s projected expen­ditures […]

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