Fairfield Library programs offer free services

Free tax preparation service WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Library programs offering free services are up and running for the spring. A program that provides free tax preparation help begins this month, and those who wish to participate can now sign up for a time slot. The service is offered on Wednesday evenings from this week […]

Join FCCOA’s Lunch Bunch

WINNSBORO – The weekly “Lunch Bunch” gathering of seniors at Lizard’s Thicket restaurant has proven quite popular, says Angi Connor, executive director of the Fairfield County Council on Aging. “It gives our senior clients a different opportunity to get out and be around people and socialize and just be with their peers, and we have […]

Pickleball club picks up 840 pounds of trash

WINNSBORO – Last year, the Fairfield Pickleball Club adopted a stretch of highway near the Fairfield Recreation Center, where they meet multiple nights a week to play pickleball. The Club recently received notification that it has been selected as one of the winners of the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s 2023 Adopt-a-Highway Program. The award […]

A SNIP donation

BLYTHEWOOD – In late January, Hoof and Paw SC donated $2,000 to Because of Roscoe for SNIP (Spay Neuter Initiative Program). Because of Roscoe’s SNIP program offers free and low-cost spay and neuter options for Fairfield County. Spay/neuter vouchers are available for pick up at the County Animal Shelter. The program also utilizes a Spay […]

Hendrix named Deacon Emeritus

BLAIR – Clifton Hendrix was honored with a ceremony on Sunday at the Gethsemane Baptist Church in Blair naming him a Deacon Emeritus. He was ordained as Deacon on Dec. 14, 1975, and has served 49 years. The ceremony was held following the morning worship service. Reading proclamations in Hendrix’s honor during the ceremony were: […]

Fairfield native named Interim City Manager for Florence

FLORENCE — Deputy City Manager Scotty Davis, a Fairfield County native, will take the helm as Florence’s interim city manager for the foreseeable future. Florence City Council announced the decision at its Dec. 11 meeting. Davis will replace Randy Osterman, who has been the city manager since 2020 and plans to retire in February. While Davis will officially […]

Fairfield Animal Shelter showered with 7-year-old’s birthday gifts

WINNSBORO – Ronan Stines of Winnsboro recently turned 7 and, instead of receiving birthday presents from friends and relatives, she requested donations for the animals at the Fairfield County Animal Shelter. They complied, and it was quite a birthday haul for some very lucky animals. Ronan collected enough donations that she and her brother Levi, […]

Celebrating Black History: BW woman’s mom authored best-seller NY Times cookbook

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Ladies Club hosted a Black History program during its regular monthly meeting at its club house on Sandfield Road on Friday, Feb. 9. The program featured special guest Lavern Meggett, who lives in Blythewood’s Oak Hurst neighborhood, and her Great Aunt Isabella Meggett Lucas, age 94. Meggett told two stories about […]

RW council OKs bid for museum renovation

RIDGEWAY – During its regular monthly meeting last Thursday evening, the Ridgeway Town Council voted unanimously to approve a bid (with contingencies) for the Thomas Store Museum renovation project. Ridgeway citizen Charlene Herring presented the bid tabulation provided by the Town’s Interim Administrator Clay Killian. The sealed bid opening on Feb. 2, produced two bids […]

Old Scout, New Scout on Blythewood Rd

BLYTHEWOOD – Just across the road from where Scout Motors plans to build its new auto plant is a spot where Scout’s long-ago namesake once made an impact. A car produced by an older subsidiary of the auto company that owns Scout – a mid-1960s International  Scout 800, as best as owner William Holler can […]

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