Man found dead Friday night on S. Zion in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill has released the name of the individual involved in a fatal hit and run in Winnsboro, at about 8:30 on Friday, March 1. Coroner Hill said that Brian Kennedy, Sr., age 56, of Winnsboro, was found in an alley off of South Zion St. after being struck by […]

Officials hear Blythewood’s traffic concerns

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood residents turned out Thursday night to speak with county representatives and learn more about the county’s current Penny Tax transportation projects in the Blythewood Zip code. The drop-in style meeting, which was held at the Manor, was also a chance for residents to talk with county transportation officials about future Penny Tax […]

Admin reports on appeals for $1.4M

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County is looking into ways to appeal approximately $1.4 million in IRS debt and penalties that came to light in December. On Monday night, interim administrator Clay Killian outlined a series of steps he’s pursuing to try to cancel as much of the IRS debt as possible. In a report to council, […]

Winnsboro bringing gas line to Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY – A quarter-million-dollar gas line project being undertaken by the Town of Winnsboro will bring natural gas to Ridgeway – and Winnsboro town hall wants to hear from residents and business owners who are interested in connecting to the new gas line. “This is a request that the town council of Ridgeway has made, […]

Celebrating Black History: Looking Back – Reaching Forward

BLYTHEWOOD – The annual Black History Month Celebration organized each year by the Blythewood Historical Society, lived up to its theme last Saturday – ‘Looking Back – Reaching Forward’ – with two locally and nationally recognized speakers who did just that. Jim Felder, a political and civil rights activist from Sumter, S.C. served as pallbearer […]

Blythewood council meeting was deja vu all over again

BLYTHEWOOD – It was very much like old times at the Monday night council meeting. New Councilwoman Andrea Fripp took to the podium to question why council will not convene in executive session to re-discuss the now settled (with prejudice) 2021 MPA/Town lawsuits. By meeting’s end, it was a donnybrook with Fripp repeatedly interrupting and […]

Fairfield Library programs offer free services

Free tax preparation service WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Library programs offering free services are up and running for the spring. A program that provides free tax preparation help begins this month, and those who wish to participate can now sign up for a time slot. The service is offered on Wednesday evenings from this week […]

Join FCCOA’s Lunch Bunch

WINNSBORO – The weekly “Lunch Bunch” gathering of seniors at Lizard’s Thicket restaurant has proven quite popular, says Angi Connor, executive director of the Fairfield County Council on Aging. “It gives our senior clients a different opportunity to get out and be around people and socialize and just be with their peers, and we have […]

Pickleball club picks up 840 pounds of trash

WINNSBORO – Last year, the Fairfield Pickleball Club adopted a stretch of highway near the Fairfield Recreation Center, where they meet multiple nights a week to play pickleball. The Club recently received notification that it has been selected as one of the winners of the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s 2023 Adopt-a-Highway Program. The award […]

A Presidential Trip

WASHINGTON, DC – Richard Winn Academy middle school students traveled to Washington, DC for a tour Wednesday, Feb. 14 to Friday, Feb. 16. The students and chaperones hit all the historical hot spots, including The White House, Capitol Building, Arlington National Cementry, Mount Vernon, and toured museums and memorial monuments.

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