Blessings given and received in pantry boxes

WINNSBORO – The Blessing Box, The Giving Box, The Little Pantry Box- the names change but the purpose is the same – give what you can and take what you need.  These little boxes are popping up at churches around Fairfield, stocked with non-perishable food items that are free for the taking.  They are stocked […]

Majority 4 send MLK monument to Mt. Zion

Council Options Land for $2.5M Ridgeway Rec Center WINNSBORO – The majority 4 on Fairfield County Council – Moses Bell, Shirley Greene, Mikel Trapp and Tim Roseborough voted to support the erection of a monument to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the grounds of the renovated Mt. Zion property which will serve as […]

Man barricades himself in attorney’s home

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro attorney told the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety officers that he was the victim of an assault by a man who barricaded himself in the attorney’s home with a gun for 30 to 40 minutes before being arrested. The altercation started about 5:30 Sunday afternoon after the man, Cleve Arnold Leach, […]

Franklin stalls response on MPA’s FOIA request

BLYTHEWOOD – During a town council meeting on May 24, Mayor Bryan Franklin publicly criticized those town council members who he inferred were not complying with an FOIA (Freedom of Information) request submitted by the Country Chronicle on May 6, even though the responses to that FOIA request are not due until June 25. Franklin, […]

Porter Gas loses family treasure in robbery

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County investigators are looking to the community for assistance this week in locating the individual or individuals responsible for the break-in and robbery of Porter Gas Services Sunday night. According to an incident report from the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the Winnsboro business just before midnight on June […]

Fairfield Co-op election protest hearing set for Fri.

BLYTHEWOOD – A public (co-op members only) hearing has been set for 1 p.m., Friday, June 18, for a protest filed by Ronald Friday, a candidate in the recent Fairfield Electric Cooperative board of trustees’ election. Friday’s protest claims that the Electric Cooperative employees interfered with the five-day election process in violation of the board’s […]

Farms, art shine on Ag + Art tour

BLYTHEWOOD – It would have been difficult to find a nicer weekend than last weekend to tour farms in Blythewood. The occasion was the 2021 Ag + Art Farm Tour. There were fresh picked bouquets, grazing sheep, fresh vegetables, backed goods, cute piglets and enchanting old barns at the various stops on the tour. Local […]

Students eat free again this summer

COLUMBIA — Richland Two School District will again provide free meals during the summer to students starting June 17, 2021. In the Blythewood area, meals will be available for pick up at Bethel-Hanberry and Longleaf Middle Schools on Tuesday (2 meals) and Thursday (5 meals) from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Thursday curbside pickup begins […]

Ridgeway’s Hannah Jane Lucas is a National Champ

TEXAS – When the University of Georgia Equestrian team won its seventh national title this spring, Hannah Jane Lucas’ dreams came true. As a freshman, Lucas, 18, who is from Ridgeway, didn’t get much time in the saddle during competitions this year. Nevertheless, the 2020 Hammond graduate was a member of the D1 school’s team […]

A/C thieves hit St. Mark

RIDGEWAY – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into multiple robberies and the vandalism of a church in Ridgeway that occurred earlier last week. According to Fairfield County officials, authorities were first called to the St. Mark Baptist Church, located on Highway 34 between Ridgeway and Winnsboro, on June 9 when a […]