Lt. Col. Charles Hodges of Blair honored by King of Thailand

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A former resident of Blair, Fairfield County, S.C., was formally recognized by the king of Thailand for his exceptional service to the Thai nation in a ceremony Tues., Sept. 17 at the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C.  Lt. Col. Charles D. Hodges, U.S. Air Force, was raised in the Salem Crossroads […]

Seidel missing from sidelines

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood head football coach Jason Seidel was missing from the sidelines of his team’s game against Fairfield Central Friday, the likely result of his being punished by Richland District Two. Kevin Rohletter was the Bengals acting head coach in their 35-21 victory over the Griffins. When asked about the possibility that Seidel’s absence […]

VillageChurch movie, music set for Friday at Doko Park

BLYTHEWOOD – In Biblical terms, it was a night to behold, complete with a multitude. The VillageChurch outdid itself two years ago when it hosted a musical event in Doko Park for the entire community. There were 10 food trucks, 3 game tents, 2 bounce houses, a big slide, 2 balloon tents, a popcorn machine, […]

RCPC OKs industrial zoning in 29016

COLUMBIA – Richland County Planning Commissioners voted unanimously Monday afternoon to recommend that Richland County Council approve the rezoning of 483.55 acres of property adjacent to the Town of Blythewood – 456.01 of those acres would be zoned Light Industrial (LI) and 27.54 acres would be zoned General Commercial (GC). The two parcels lie in […]

Fairfield First Steps scores in SC’s top four

WINNSBORO – There are only three school districts in the state whose five year olds are more ready for kindergarten than those in Fairfield County, according to the statewide First Steps Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) scores released in August. “It’s an indication for the county as a whole not just for our First Steps program […]

Solicitor declines to prosecute animal neglect case

WINNSBORO – Peebles is a lot like most Fairfield County pets suffering from neglect.  When Fairfield County animal control first inspected Peebles in June, the 10-year-old pit bull was covered in fleas. A police report said Peebles had so many fleas, a flea comb filled several times. Water used to wash the malnourished dog became darkened […]

Teacher village hits a snag

WINNSBORO – The proposed Teacher Village is still on summer break. Fairfield County Council has already passed two readings to award tax breaks to Gorelick Brothers, a North Carolina hedge fund, to build the proposed subdivision catering to Fairfield County teachers. But third reading remains on hold due to disagreements over inserting an indemnification clause, […]

Blythewood beagles tops at NC field trials

VALE, N.C. – The opening week of beagle field trial season was triple fun for Pat and Jan Robertson of Blythewood as they won three of the four male classes at a two-club event last week at Indian Beagle Club at Vale, N.C. Up The Creek Little John won both the Indian and Lure Beagle […]

Fairfield County awarded 6th Golden Palmetto

HILTON HEAD – The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) awarded Fairfield County the 2019 Golden Palmetto Award for making the lives of people with disabilities a priority in 2018. In particular, Fairfield County was recognized for employing people with disabilities, attending local events put on by the FCDDSN board, and providing […]

Week 2, KO #2 for Eagles

LEXINGTON – Richard Winn jumped out to a 43-0 lead after one half of play in Lexington last Friday. The second half was shortened to six minute quarters with a running clock as the Eagles finished off Northside Christian Academy 57-0. The Eagles got the scoring started with 6:39 to play in the first quarter […]