Feaster appointed Fairfield Magistrate


WINNSBORO – Blair resident Russell Feaster was appointed Fairfield County Magistrate Judge by Senator Mike Fanning on April 18. The magistrate seat became available when former magistrate, Russell Price, was named Director of the Fairfield County Recreation Department.

Feaster, a Blair native, holds a degree in Business Administration from Voorhees College and served 19 years with the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED), retiring as an inspector in 2009. Feaster retired from the South Carolina Army National Guard in 2012 with the rank of Colonel after more than 31 years of service. He received numerous military awards and honors, and was the first African American inducted into the Palmetto Military Academy Hall of Fame in 2006.  Feaster is currently employed by Savant Learning Systems as Captain of South Carolina Field Operations.

Feaster is a member of St. John AME Church, where his wife, Reverend Yvonne B. Feaster, is the pastor. The Feasters are the parents of four children.

Feaster recently formed The Feaster Foundation, a non-profit, 501c (3), organization whose mission is to uplift, inspire and encourage youth to realize their full potential through education, spiritual growth and personal development.

Additional magistrate seats will be up for appointment next year, Fanning said.

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