Armentrout wins $300 U-Pick-‘Em cash prize

WINNSBORO – While several readers picked 13 bowl winners, Armentrout and Bill Breedin, also of Blythewood, correctly picked 14 of the 16 college bowl winners. Armentrout won the tie-breaker by nailing the total points scored during the National Championship game – 67. He said it was his first time to enter. Armentrout said the $300 […]

WWII Vet celebrates 100 years

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County World War II veteran Palmer D. Boulware celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends on Sunday. Boulware was born in Shelton, SC in 1920 and enlisted in the service in World War II on Oct. 14, 1941. As a combat infantryman, he was active in the campaigns in Morocco, Tunisia, […]

Wastewater treatment plant draws fire from residents

WINNSBORO – Over a hundred residents from lower Fairfield County, Cedar Creek and the northwestern section of Blythewood, including the mayor of Blythewood, filled Fairfield county council chambers and an overflow room Monday evening during a three hour council meeting over concerns about a wastewater treatment plant that council has proposed on a site near […]

FCSD, SLED silent on chase, shooting

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department is not commenting on a reported chase and subsequent crash involving two County Sheriff’s Department vehicles in pursuit of another vehicle, which ended with a shooting with injuries. The incident reportedly occurred on Sunday night, with the chase commencing on Highway 321 and ending in the vicinity […]

McLeod forecasts new session for chamber

BLYTHEWOOD – Speaking at the Blythewood Chamber’s monthly breakfast meeting Tuesday morning, State Sen. Mia McLeod, who represents a portion of Blythewood 29016, talked about some of the issues the legislature will address in the new session. “But it doesn’t start until noon today, so I don’t have as much information as I would have […]

Richland 2 lauded for AP access, success

COLUMBIA – Richland County School District Two is one of only 3 school districts in the state to be named to the College Board’s 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for significant gains in student access and success in AP testing. Only 250 districts in the United States and Canada were named to the list. […]

Fanning, McDaniel laud JWC water

WINNSBORO – The Jenkinsville Water Company’s president Greg Ginyard was awash in adulation during the company’s annual meeting last week. Ginyard announced that the company’s water had, for the second time in two years, received the “Best Tasting Water in SC award.”  This, despite facing multiple DHEC violations citing tainted water supplies. Sen. Mike Fanning […]

Volunteers needed to count homeless

COLUMBIA – The homeless, both sheltered and unsheltered, in Fairfield and Richland Counties are going to be counted Jan. 22-28 through effort by the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless (MACH) and with the help of local volunteers. The event is called the Point-in-Time (PIT) count. The purpose of the count is to better understand […]

Census job fair set for Saturday

BLYTHEWOOD – Looking for work? Want to earn $14.50 – $15.50 per hour, aid training and flexible hours? Then you won’t want to miss this opportunity being offered right here in Blythewood. The 2020 Census will hold two job fairs at the Blythewood Library – one this week and another one next month. The first […]

Redhawks power through York

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood boys finally snapped a 3-game losing streak and earned their first Region 3-4A win Tuesday night, but they didn’t make it look easy. York jumped out to an early lead before the Redhawks rallied and positioned themselves to close out a lopsided win. Then the Cougars sprung on a late rally […]