Blythewood town council passes face mask ordinance

The 60-day ordinance goes into effect Monday, July 13, at 6 a.m. BLYTHEWOOD – In a special called town council meeting Friday evening, July 10, council voted 4 – 0 to pass an emergency ordinance requiring the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Councilman Larry Griffin was not in attendance. The […]

Victim in burned Jeep identified

WINNSBORO – The victim in a vehicle fire that occurred last week off Hwy. 34 in Blair has been identified as Yakiem Romel Breeland of Columbia, SC. After receiving a tip about a vehicle on fire at about 11 p.m. Sunday, July 5, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office discovered a white Jeep Grand Cherokee fully […]

SC’s last Buffalo Soldier dies at 92

WINNSBORO – When Taft Henry was laid to rest last week, his friends and acquaintances remembered him as a peaceful man – a good man who volunteered his time to help his community. He was on the hospital board, the county’s election commission and social services board. He was a cub master at Calvary Presbyterian […]

Windermere foreclosure stalled by Chapter 11

BLYTHEWOOD – A foreclosure sale scheduled for LongCreek Plantation’s Windermere Club and Fairways Development LLC, et all, got a reprieve on Monday. John Bakhaus, owner of both entities, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to give him time to reorganize his finances, according to Rob Szwec, president of LongCreek Plantation Property Owners Association (LPPOA). The […]

Pauling wanted for attempted murder

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man is wanted for attempted murder after allegedly firing multiple gun shots at another man who was standing in his front yard with his daughter and a woman on Friday, June 3. After a dispute with his daughter, the daughter called her mother to come get her, according to the incident […]

Tax leins ignored by R2 trustees

COLUMBIA – A Richland Two school board trustee facing more than $49,000 in liens over unpaid income taxes will lead the body that determines numerous fiscal matters, including the district’s $301.1 million annual budget. On June 30, the board voted 6-1 to appoint James Shadd as chairman. Shadd takes over for James Manning, who’s served […]

Blythewood woman’s passion is dog rescue

BLYTHEWOOD – If there’s a dog out wandering the community in need of help, best believe Nelly Nevils will find it. “I really think they find me,” said Nevils, who has rescued countless animals over the years – not just dogs, but also other pets and assorted wildlife. “I’ll be driving to work or to […]

JV, RW town elections set for July 14

WINNSBORO – After being postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions, municipal elections are set for July 14, for both the Town of Jenkinsville and the Town of Ridgeway. Jenkinsville Two town council seats and the office of mayor are up for election, but only one candidate is running for one of the council seats, one […]

Blythewood Zaxby’s opens drive-thru July 13

BLYTHEWOOD – Zaxby’s is opening its new location on Blythewood Road on Monday, July 13, with drive-thru service only. A subsequent grand opening of the dining room will happen as soon as local and state regulations permit, according to co-owners Jim and Britt Poston. “We are excited to be opening our seventh Zaxby’s restaurant in […]

Heirloom Fine Art Gallery opens

WINNSBORO – Opening night of artist Barbara Yongue’s new Heirloom Fine Art Gallery in downtown Winnsboro drew 90 attendees Friday night. Approximately 30 attended the ribbon cutting earlier that day. “I was overwhelmed by the attendance,” Yongue said. “Everyone was so welcoming. Plus, I was thrilled that we sold 11 paintings. It was a wonderful, […]