Sheriff: Chester mom shoots, kills her 6-year-old son in Fairfield County

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Fairfield County and Chester County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an address on Old Douglas Road near Blackstock on the evening of Thanksgiving Day, where a child was reported to be the victim of a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a six-year-old boy had been shot and that he had been […]

Winnsboro begins Blythewood metering installations

WINNSBORO – The Town of Winnsboro is planning to begin installation of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system in Cobblestone Park on Monday, Nov 29. The system is from Raleigh-based Sensus. “This innovative system will replace monthly manual meter reads with a wireless system that collects multiple remote reads per day, allowing for better leak […]

Winnsboro kicks off Christmas on Sunday

WINNSBORO – The first Christmas parade of the season will be the Winnsboro parade this Sunday, Nov. 28. It will start at 5:15 p.m. with the theme, Winter Wonderland. Those who would like to participate can contact the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce at 803-635-4242 or email [email protected] for a registration form. To participate, entries […]

Bell pushing redistricting thru

Pauley: Mr. Bell’s Decisions Not In Best Interest of County WINNSBORO – Redistricting is an inherently political process, and that reality was on full display at Monday night’s Fairfield County Council meeting. After passing first reading of an ordinance adopting a redistricting plan by a 5-2 vote Thursday night, council members passed second reading of […]

Griffin, McKenrick sworn in

Blythewood Magistrate Diedra Hightower administered the oath of office to returning Blythewood town council member Sloan Griffin, III, left, with his wife Tinnelle and their son Tristan, and to newly elected council member Rich McKenrick, right, with his wife Theresa. Larry Griffin: I Do Think This Council Can Rebound BLYTHEWOOD – After warm goodbyes all […]

BW Tree lighting set for Sunday

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Christmas season begins every year at town hall with the lighting of the town Christmas tree. This year will be no different. It will happen this Sunday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. Freeway Music students Ava Swindler and Emmalyn Gilbreth will perform prior to the opening of the ceremony. […]

Ridge Riders, POTR donations help make Christmas happen in Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY – The Ridge Riders showed up at Geiger Elementary School bright and early Friday morning and handed the school’s Principal, Myra Bramlett a $2,000 check. “We want all the kids in Fairfield County to have a Merry Christmas this year,” Ridge Riders President Dwight Robertson said. Accepting the check, Bramlett thanked the group for […]

Regional Transit Rodeo

WINNSBORO – County council recognized the Fairfield Transit department at Monday night’s council meeting for their award winning participation earlier this month in the Regional Transit Rodeo competition. Director of the county’s transit system, Diana White, center, introduced, from left, Darryl Stout and Stephon Willingham of the maintenance department which won second overall in the […]

Checkin’ in for Check Ups

BLYTHEWOOD – Winston, the Ridgeway greyhound who won an unprecedented three consecutive national championships for amateur oval track racing in North America before he retired, stopped by the semi-annual Heartworm clinic at SPAWS Doggie Daycare and Grooming in Blythewood with owner Randy Bright on Saturday to have his nails trimmed. Casey O’Rorke who is Winston’ […]

BW Artists Guild shares holiday spirit with Fairfield Animal Shelter

BLYTHEWOOD – When the Blythewood Artists Guild opens the doors for its Holiday Market at the Manor on Dec. 2, the vendors will be offering more than an array of handmade Christmas décor, jewelry, candies, fashion accessories and holiday gifts. The Guild will also offer attendees the opportunity to donate much needed necessary supplies for […]