BW seeks veteran cemeteries

BLYTHEWOOD – The Town of Blythewood will be placing flags on the graves of veterans who are buried in local church cemeteries to honor all departed family members and citizens who have defended or given their lives for this nation. In order to accomplish this mission, the town would like to canvas local churches to […]

DHEC seeks public comment on mine

COLUMBIA – The last day for public comments to be accepted regarding a permit application to mine granite at a site located in the vicinity of the intersection of S.C. Highway 34 and Simpson Circle in Fairfield County, approximately 3.5 miles west of Ridgeway, has been extended from Friday, May 7, 2021 to Wednesday, June […]

6-year old recovers from copperhead bite

WINNSBORO – Six-year-old Brees Gaddy had just hopped off his brother’s dirt bike into some dry leaves under a large pine tree when he suddenly started screaming, “Oh, Daddy a snake bit me! It burns, it burns. My leg burns!” Manley Gaddy grabbed his gun and rushed to his son’s aid. “What did it look […]

Ridgeway flaunts arts at Arts on the Ridge

RIDGEWAY – With 23 vendors, lots of books for sale, a steady flow of festival goers and bright blue skies, it was the perfect day for an arts festival in Ridgeway. “We had a wonderful day with lots of visitors to town,” festival director Phyllis Gutierrez said. “The vendors had lots of great books and […]

The Gift of Life

BLYTHEWOOD – Town Hall hosted The Blood Connection last week to help provide blood to the hospitals in the Columbia area. Town Administrator Carroll Williamson, shown here, stepped up to the challenge. Williamson is being assisted by phlebotomist Rosalyn Deuove.

Scholarship Fundraiser Nets $10K

Blythewood Rotary Club’s annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, held April 26, raised $10,000 for scholarships to local students. Pictured above, Team Keba Hardy and members from the title sponsor Charter Next Generation. Below, Mike Ross’s team collects their first place prize.

Chester, Fairfield Sheriffs cross the line to help both counties

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – It’s always fun and good food at the Blackstock Fish Camp, but it was especially so last week when the Sheriffs and deputies from both Fairfield and Chester got together with folks from both counties to visit and enjoy some of the great fish dishes from the kitchen of the fish camp […]

Fairfield Fire Services named ‘Fire Safe South Carolina’

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Fire Service has been awarded the “Fire Safe SC” community designation again this year. The designation is awarded annually by the SC State Fire Marshal’s office. “The Fire Service continually works to reduce fire-related injuries in our state, thereby decreasing the risks for residents and firefighters,” Director of the […]

Twins take solo flights on 16th birthday

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Sunday was a special milestone for two Fairfield County teens. Their 16th birthday, an age often associated with driving a car, was for them a chance to experience a different transportation achievement: their first solo flight behind the controls of an airplane. “I feel a lot freer than I do when I’m […]

Once near death, this rescue now enjoys the best life

BLYTHEWOOD – When a four-year-old bay mare, now named Lily, was rescued from a neglectful situation in 2012 by the Fairfield County Animal Shelter, she weighed only 450 pounds and was near death. That same year, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals launched an equine campaign called Help a Horse Day […]