Man found dead in a Winnsboro motel

WINNSBORO – Winnsboro Department of Public Safety (WDPS) officers were called to the Fairfield Motel on the 321 N. Bypass Friday morning about 10:30 a.m. after motel employees found a middle-aged man dead on the floor in one of the motel’s rooms, according to officials. While officers say foul play is not suspected, the man’s […]

Bell considering educator Jim Rex as interim county administrator

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Council Chairman Moses Bell has scheduled a special called meeting for 6 p.m., Monday evening to consider his nominee to serve as interim county administrator. “[The] agenda will consist of a executive session item to include an interview and discussion with Dr. Jim Rex to potentially serve as interim county administrator […]

Co-op board election set for May 17-21

BLYTHEWOOD/WINNSBORO– For the second year in a row, the election of Fairfield Electric Cooperative board members and the annual meeting will be a drive-thru affair. But that’s not expected to dampen member voters from showing up. Until last year, the draw for the annual meeting has been popular giveaways: – a free used car, lawn […]

MPA Strategies’ Ashley Hunter wants to put the shine on Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood’s new marketing effort kicked off May 1, the day Ashley Hunter started work at town hall. Hunter’s marketing firm, MPA Strategies, was selected by the Blythewood Town Council for marketing and grant writing by a competitive RFP process. “My job is listening to what citizens and businesses are saying, listening to what […]

Majority 4 control county budget

WINNSBORO – With no discussion, the Fairfield County Council gave final approval of its $44.6 million budget for 2021-2022. The vote itself, however, spoke volumes. Indicative of the division under the current council, the budget passed by a 4-3 vote. The voting bloc of Chairman Moses Bell and council members Mikel Trapp, Tim Roseborough and […]

Young Ridgeway dragster makes PDRA Pro Junior debut

RIDGEWAY – Drag racer Danika Miles, 13, has graduated from the ranks of the Pro Drag Racing Association (PDRA) Top Jr. Dragster Division into the PDRA Pro Jr. Dragster division. This means she will be racing a full second faster with a top speed of 85mph in 7.90 seconds. This also means the dynamic within […]

Staff, council recommend 4-way stop

Public Meeting for Input on Issue set for May 26 BLYTHEWOOD – In a follow up to a discussion by council last month about the Richland County Penny Tax program’s plan to construct either a small roundabout or a 4-way stop at the corner of Boney Road and McNulty Street, town hall staff recommended to […]

RWA Wins Big!

WINNSBORO – A helicopter dropped 3966 pink and yellow golf balls at the annual Richard Winn Academy golf ball drop on Saturday. The owner of the ball dropped nearest to the pin was Julie Corley, who won the grand prize of $7,255. The following students won $100 each: Rhett Hagood, Hud McLean, Emma Brazell, Lily […]

Mattox earns first-team All-PBC

 FLORENCE – Francis Marion University senior third baseman Todd Mattox was recently named to the 17-member first-team Peach Belt Conference’s 2021 All-Conference Team.  Mattox, a native of Winnsboro and graduate of Blythewood High School, batted .405 this past season to become only the 10th Patriot to reach the .400 mark.  He shared the team lead […]

Griffin girls finish 2nd in region

COLUMBIA – At the Region 4-3A meet, the Griffin girls team finished in second place behind Mid-Carolina, while the Griffin Boys placed last, but junior Joshua Mosley continued to dominate in the distance events, pulling first place finishes in the 800m run (2:11.12), the 1600m run (5:01.97) and the 3200m run (10:42.20). Other top-five finishes […]