Blythewood girl’s gingerbread creation in top 10 nationally

ASHEVILLE, NC – A 15-year-old Blythewood girl has received sweet recognition after spending weeks on a tasty holiday endeavor: building a professional-quality gingerbread creation. Maddy Love made it into the top 10 in the teen age group at the National Gingerbread Competition in Asheville, a contest that brings competitors from around the country to show […]

FCSD reverses MOU’s exclusions

WINNSBORO – Another alteration has been made to the Fairfield County Promise Program, which aims to allow Fairfield students to attend college at Midlands Technical College at no cost to them.  At the Nov. 19 meeting, the school district’s board of trustees voted on a second amended Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, that clarifies eligibility […]

Gordge, Griffin announce candidacies

Filing for Special Election Opens Dec. 6 BLYTHEWOOD – Filing doesn’t open until noon tomorrow, Dec. 6, for a special election to fill an unexpired town council seat left vacant after Councilman Bryan Franklin was elected mayor, but two have already announced their candidacies publicly. Ashley Oaks resident and former councilman Malcolm Gordge and Planning […]

Faust named BW parade grand marshall

BLYTHEWOOD – After being the cover girl for the October 17 issue of The Voice, Annie Faust, 103, has stepped up her game. Last month she was chosen by the Blythewood Christmas Parade committee to be the Grand Marshall in this year’s parade which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8. “I can’t believe it,” […]

Water authority moves forward

WINNSBORO – Now that its mission has been defined, the Fairfield County Joint Water and Sewer System Commission is eyeing how to fund enhancements to water and sewer lines. To that end, the commission plans to tap a financial advisor to help determine the best way to fund those enhancements. At last week’s commission meeting, […]

Blythewood Tree lighting kicks off Christmas

BLYTHEWOOD – The lighting of the town Christmas tree is one of Blythewood’s most popular traditions, and this year it was one of the biggest. It happens on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Folks from the community gather on the grounds of Town Hall around 5 p.m. They visit, sing along with caroling choirs from area […]

Fairfield County brings Smart911

WINNSBORO – A new, free 9-1-1 service is now available to residents of Fairfield County according to Fairfield County Public Safety officials. The service, Smart911, allows individuals to create a Safety Profile online that will provide key information to 9-1-1 call takers and save critical time during an emergency. “Smart911 has proven to save lives […]

The sun shined on Ridgeway parade

Redhawks sweep Milltown Classic

FORT MILL – Westwood basketball jumped right back into the swing of things last week in the Milltown Basketball Classic at Fort Mill High School. The Redhawks faced Nation Ford first in the three-day tournament. Westwood took an early 15-8 lead in the first. Despite a big second quarter by the Falcons, Westwood took a […]

Blythewood tips off season at AC Flora

COLUMBIA – The Blythewood girls went 1-1 in the AC Flora Tip-Off last week. Blythewood faced tournament host AC Flora in Saturday action and put the Falcons away with a 39-33 final. A tight first quarter left the Bengals on top with a 14-10 lead, but Blythewood extended it to 22-13 at the half. Flora […]