Annie Faust, 103, has died.

BLYTHEWOOD – Annie Faust, 103, who held the distinction of being the oldest living Blythewoodian, passed this life early this morning, Valentine’s Day, surrounded by her family. Faust, who was born and lived her entire life in Blythewood, was featured in a story in The Voice in October and was honored to serve as the […]

Celebrating Black History: Hook & Ladder Fire Brigade

WINNSBORO – This photo of the Hook and Ladder Fire Brigade in Winnsboro appeared in the Nov. 14, 1940 issue of the News and Herald newspaper. Copy with the photo states that the photo was taken 50 years earlier, placing it at about 1890. The News and Herald was able to obtain only the following […]

Griffin elected to finish 2-year term on council

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood voters gave the nod to Sloan Griffin, III in Tuesday night’s special election to fill the two remaining years on the town council seat vacated by Bryan Franklin in November when he was elected mayor. With only a 7.06 percent turnout, possibly the lowest in the town’s history, Griffin, with 118 votes […]

Council looks at annexation, security, zoning at retreat

BLYTHEWOOD – The annual town council retreat held Saturday at The Manor focused on annexation, zoning, the farmers market, security for council meetings, the budget and more, including a presentation by Jay Bender, media attorney who represents the S. C. Press Association. Bender discussed ways governments can be more open and achieve transparency by complying […]

Rec Center, Market funding sent forward to council

WINNSBORO – The County Administration and Finance Committee recommended to council the allocation of $130,000 Monday evening for two capital building projects intended to contribute to the overall health of Fairfield County residents – a fitness center and the Farmer’s Market building. The the recommended funds come from the existing $500,000 capital building projects budget. […]

Suspects arrested for armed robberies

WINNSBORO – Three suspects wanted for two armed robberies in Fairfield County have been arrested, Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery said. Nycholas D Price, 27, of the Mitford area, has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, for twice robbing the Grand […]

Council votes to outlaw dog tethering

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County voted unanimously Monday night to unleash a ban on animal tethering, an important protection animal advocates say will help reduce animal injuries and abuse cases. Members of the Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society as well as staff from the county animal shelter were on hand to celebrate the ordinance. “It’s been […]

First Friday in Fairfield

BHS, WHS athletes turn toward college careers

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood and Westwood High Schools had their share of college signees and one preferred walk-on last Wednesday, mostly in football but also in swimming, baseball, and lacrosse. Blythewood’s Brandon Edwards will walk on to the USC football team, while teammates Chase Atkinson signed with Syracuse, Josh Strickland with Limestone and Bryan Cosby with […]

Eagles advance to region semi-finals

NEWBERRY – Richard Winn’s girls solidified their spot in the region semi-finals on Tuesday night with a blowout win over King Academy. Seeded third in the region tournament, Richard Winn dominated the six-seeded Knights from tip-off. Buckets from Mikaela Miller, Meredyth Melton and Taylor Spires, along with a handful of free throws by Meredith Pope […]