BW students win national track competition

SATELLITE BEACH, FL – Four Richland School District Two students won a national title in Track and Field. Paris Asmond, Peyton Hightower, Madison Ross, and Olivia Taylor became the youngest group of females from South Carolina to win a National Championship for the 4×400 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) relay race. Ross, a sixth-grader, and seventh-graders […]

County discusses moving momument

WINNSBORO – Efforts to potentially relocate Winnsboro’s Confederate monument is unlikely until at least 2021, according to Fairfield County officials. Fairfield County Council discussed, but took no action on a request from the Town of Winnsboro to relocate the town’s Confederate monument from its current location at the Mt. Zion Institute grounds to the Fairfield […]

Homeless man stabbed in downtown Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – When Winnsboro Department of Public Safety officers responded to a reported stabbing incident near the corner of Moultrie Street and S. Congress Street in downtown Winnsboro at about 10:45 Saturday morning, they found a 62-year-old homeless man “lying on the ground, bleeding profusely from his chest.” While the officers provide first aid, the […]

RVHS grad named to NCAA committee

 COLUMBIA – Ridge View High School graduate Malcolm Wilson has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee. Wilson, a 2019 RVHS graduate, is one of two student-athlete representatives selected for the committee. His term begins immediately and will run through June 30, 2022. Wilson is a sophomore at Georgetown University and […]

Winnsboro man arrested for string of robberies

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man has been arrested for a string of area burglaries. Travis Jerrod Johnson, 38, has been arrested for several burglaries that occurred this last spring, according to Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery. These incidents were believed to be connected to multiple burglaries that occurred in other jurisdictions as well, to include […]

Sheriff seeks information about car break-ins along SC Hwy 200

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Several vehicle break-ins occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 11 at residences in the S.C. Hwy 200 area of Fairfield County. The break-ins occurred between Wilson Chevrolet and Old River Road (Secondary 41). Items taken include pocketbooks and other small items from inside the vehicle. There were no signs […]

Prosecutor: Watson contacted witnesses

BLYTHEWOOD – A Blythewood man charged with running a sex and drug trafficking operation has been sanctioned for contacting witnesses in the case from jail. In court documents filed Sept. 4, U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs signed an order barring Brian Leroy Watson from “having any contact with potential victims or witnesses, direct or […]

Town offering grants to improve storefronts

WINNSBORO – For the third year in a row, the Town of Winnsboro is offering façade grants to businesses to improve store fronts in the town. Town Council approved $3,000.00 for six $500 Façade Grants to merchants located on Congress Street in downtown Winnsboro. “The idea behind the grants is to improve the street-facing fronts […]

Fairfield Electric offers free seedlings to community

BLYTHEWOOD – Fairfield Electric Cooperative has launched a program to help replace trees in its service area that are cut down during right-of-way construction and maintenance. The program is called TREEMendUs. “Our plans are to have an annual event where we provide free tree seedlings to our members and community,” Fairfield Electric CEO Bruce Bacon […]

Blythewood mobile blood drive set for Friday

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blood Connection will be holding another mobile blood drive at town hall on Friday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Blood Connection provides blood to hospitals in Columbia. To schedule your donation, please go to the link: https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/152350 There is a critical need for blood donations, so stop by […]