Reporting on park vandal getting expensive

BLYTHEWOOD – No progress has been made in a vandalism case that caused glaring tire track damage to Doko Park. Richland County investigators still haven’t publicly identified the prime suspect who remains at large, and now the sheriff’s department is charging hefty fees to provide its email communications with Town of Blythewood leaders concerning the […]

BW chamber endorses only one council candidate

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Chamber of Commerce board has narrowed its choice of candidates to one of three running for two seats in the Nov. 2, town council election. An announcement issued by the chamber earlier this week endorsed only candidate Rich McKenrick. The endorsement comes ahead of the candidate forum which will be conducted […]

Good service, loyal patrons spells success

BLYTHEWOOD – Chris Rao is a no-nonsense Italian New Yorker. How on earth did he end up in Blythewood? “It’s where I got off the bus,” he jokes – but he’s serious. He was going through a rough patch in a divorce he says, when he packed his bag and got on a bus going […]

New Old Look

The Blythewood Historical Society & Museum is holding an open house Friday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. to show off the progress of the renovations to the interior and exterior of the Langford-Nord House that sits at the corner of McNulty and Main Street in downtown Blythewood.

B-HE sets dates for alums’ goodbyes

BLYTHEWOOD – As the time approaches to say a final farewell to the current Bethel-Hanberry Elementary school building, the district is inviting all former students and employees back to walk the halls and visit old classrooms one last time prior to the school’s demolition. While a new building is being constructed adjacent to the current […]

New walking tour guide includes town’s history

WINNSBORO – “Just since the beginning of summer, we have given out almost 5,000 brochures, Fairfield County Museum Director Pelham Lyles said of the newly printed Winnsboro, South Carolina Historic Walking Tour Guide & Map. First created by Lyles in the 1970’s, the walking tour brochure has since undergone many updates and re-printings. The information […]

Pauley, Robinson counter Mt. Zion cost update

WINNSBORO – Offering an update during Monday night’s county council meeting on the final days of construction of the Mt. Zion administration building, Ed Driggers, assistant to the interim county administrator, set off on a high note. “We’re not seeing anything on the contractor’s schedule that gives us any substantial concern. The schedule is moving […]

Farrow road rezoning set for Oct. 26

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood District Two County Council Representative Derrek Pugh organized a meeting Monday evening between Richland County Council members, developers and members of the public to discuss a controversial request for rezoning on Farrow Road. According to Pugh, the request seeks to rezone two parcels totaling 121 acres, from heavy industrial to residential single-family […]

Griffin standout returns for Homecoming

WINNSBORO – A former Griffin standout, Orlando Ruff, who went on to play in the National Football League, showed up at the Fairfield Central High School homecoming game Friday night. To the delight of many old friends and NFL fans, Ruff spent time visiting and posing for photos before, during and after the game.  A […]

Fall Family Photos

WINNSBORO – The staff of the Winnsboro Town Hall has created a setting for families to have Halloween or Fall Harvest photos made. The antique tractor setting features pumpkins and colorful fall mums. Sitting for their own work ‘family’ photo are several staff members including Assistant Town Manager Chris Clausen, left; Town Manager Jason Taylor […]