Calvin “Chip” Jackson has died.

COLUMBIA – Calvin “Chip” Jackson, a Richland County Councilman and former longtime Richland District 2 School Board member, has died. He was 65. The cause of his death is not yet known, but sources say it was from natural causes. While Jackson represented district 9 (northeast Richland County, including a portion of LongCreek Plantation), he […]

PC begins process to rezone Red Gate

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Planning Commission has begun the process to rezone a 143-acre undeveloped site across the interstate from downtown after developers failed to initiate construction of a planned mixed-use development. The large wooded site, which is known as Red Gate Farms, sits on Blythewood Road between Syrup Mill and Muller Roads. It lies […]

6th food distribution set for Aug. 13

WINNSBORO – The sixth Fairfield County distribution of free boxes of fresh produce is scheduled for distribution at five separate locations at the same time – Thursday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. Boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables will be limited to two boxes per car, one box per household. The five food distribution points […]

Fall sports start dates shift again

COLUMBIA – The high school football season in South Carolina has another new official start date as of Wednesday morning. The S.C. High School League’s executive committee voted 18-0 Wednesday to move the start of football practice to Sept. 8, two weeks later than previously announced. The first football games can be played on Sept. […]

This ain’t no museum, y’all. This junk’s for sale!

BLAIR – As Catherine and Ed Asger approached retirement – him, after 43 years as a sales rep and her, after 25 years teaching – they dreamed of returning to Catherine’s family’s roots in Blair in western Fairfield County and opening an antique shop like the one Catherine’s mom operated there years before. Store 34, […]

The Blood Connection

The American Red Cross is currently facing a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. Pictured above, doing his part, Blythewood Mayor Bryan Franklin is shown here donating blood during The Blood […]

Happy 102 Birthday!

WINNSBORO – Sara Boulware turned 102 last week with a drive-thru birthday party at her daughter Betsy Weatherby’s home in Winnsboro. Led by a Winnsboro Public Safety Department patrol car blaring the Happy Birthday song, a caravan of friends, family and members of her church, First United Methodist Church, drove past shouting and waving their […]

Sales tax holiday kicks off Friday

COLUMBIA – Computers, clothes, and school supplies are among a variety of items customers can purchase free of sales tax during South Carolina’s annual 72-hour Sales tax holiday from Friday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Aug. 9. The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) reminds shoppers that eligible items can be purchased online and in-store without […]

Building Benches

WINNSBORO – Winnsboro Eagle Scout Benjamin Truitt, 17, donated four oak benches, including the one he is sitting on, and a display table to the Fairfield County Market building during a short ceremony Saturday morning during the Farmers Market. Truitt, a rising senior at York Preparatory School, handcrafted the furniture as his Eagle Scout 2020 […]

Foster Children are living in our ‘Blind Spot’

We are living in a time when Americans are opening their eyes to blind spots in society. Spots where disadvantage is the norm and opportunities for success are few and far between. For many of us, we unintentionally live our lives at full speed without noticing those around us who live in different circumstances. This […]