Missing Winnsboro man found dead

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill announced that Jeffrey Harrison, 62, of Winnsboro, was found deceased on July 22 off of Old River Rd. in Fairfield County. Harrison, who had been reported missing to Winnsboro Public Safety on July 14, 2021, was found inside of a wrecked vehicle that had gone off of […]

County hires $200/hour consultant to assist admin

WINNSBORO – The County’s Human Resources Director Brad Caulder was hired last month by the majority 4 as the county’s interim administrator to replace former Fairfield County Administrator Jason Taylor. Last week Caulder hired a $200 per hour consult to assist him in his administrative duties. Ed Driggers, a consultant with Parker Poe, will be […]

How will majority 4 spend $7.6M?

WINNSBORO – Approximately $7.6 million is coming to Fairfield County this month from the Dominion settlement, and county council is looking at their options for how to spend it. According to the $99.5 million settlement agreement, which was finalized in May and resulted from the county’s lawsuit in relation to the failed nuclear plant project, […]

Bell, Roseborough announce new location for $2.5M Ridgeway rec center

RIDGEWAY – The majority 4 council members voted last month to option two 1-1/2 acre parcels of land in the Town of Ridgeway for $300,000 to build a recreation center. The $2.5 million funding for the project is part of the $99 million Dominion settlement with Fairfield County. After two weeks of push back from […]

Town to honor Purple Heart Day

BLYTHEWOOD – Aug. 6 is a day the Town will honor and remember our veterans. The community is invited to join the mayor and town council members at 6 p.m., Aug. 6, at Blythewood Town Hall to remember ad honor the men and women who were wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice […]

Bill Rogers retires after 33 years leading SCPA

MARGARITAVILLE – After Bill Roger’s retirement party last Thursday, we knew we would all be in good hands with Jen Madden and Randall Savely (Bill’s replacements). But we also knew we would miss him terribly. Over his 55-year career in journalism, he’s been there for each of us in different ways. For me, it was […]

Richland seeks public input on how to spend $2.4M in housing grants

COLUMBIA – An upcoming virtual public hearing will gather input on how Richland County uses federal funding to aid low-to-moderate-income residents. The meeting, set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 via Zoom, will cover the County’s Annual Action Plan for fiscal year 2021-22. The action plan details activities funded by Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) […]

Fairfield’s TJ Knight takes 2nd in national competition

OHIO – Eleven-year-old Fairfield County resident TJ Knight was just two targets short of topping his field of 51 shooters at the 2021 Scholastic Clay Target (SCTP) National Team Championships last week. According to its website, the Scholastic Clay Target Program provides kids from elementary through college with the opportunity to participate in the fun […]

Adventure is Out There

BLYTHEWOOD – Doko Meadows Park was transported into Pixar-land over the weekend with a twilight-showing of Up! The Saturday night showing was one of a series by event-sponsor Erica Page with Guaranteed Rate Affinity and the Town of Blythewood. Other movies in the lineup are High School Musical on Aug. 28 and Secret Life of […]

Michael Lyn Norris, Sr.

Michael Lyn Norris, Sr., 67, of Blythewood, died on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Born in Fürth, Germany, on June 20, 1954, he was a son of the late Joe B. and Estherlene Weaver Norris. Michael was a graduate of Spring Valley High School and spent his career with Hobart Corporation, Whirlpool and later Pontiac Foods. […]