SC’s last Buffalo Soldier dies at 92

WINNSBORO – When Taft Henry was laid to rest last week, his friends and acquaintances remembered him as a peaceful man – a good man who volunteered his time to help his community. He was on the hospital board, the county’s election commission and social services board. He was a cub master at Calvary Presbyterian […]

Windermere foreclosure stalled by Chapter 11

BLYTHEWOOD – A foreclosure sale scheduled for LongCreek Plantation’s Windermere Club and Fairways Development LLC, et all, got a reprieve on Monday. John Bakhaus, owner of both entities, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to give him time to reorganize his finances, according to Rob Szwec, president of LongCreek Plantation Property Owners Association (LPPOA). The […]

Blythewood woman’s passion is dog rescue

BLYTHEWOOD – If there’s a dog out wandering the community in need of help, best believe Nelly Nevils will find it. “I really think they find me,” said Nevils, who has rescued countless animals over the years – not just dogs, but also other pets and assorted wildlife. “I’ll be driving to work or to […]

Heirloom Fine Art Gallery opens

WINNSBORO – Opening night of artist Barbara Yongue’s new Heirloom Fine Art Gallery in downtown Winnsboro drew 90 attendees Friday night. Approximately 30 attended the ribbon cutting earlier that day. “I was overwhelmed by the attendance,” Yongue said. “Everyone was so welcoming. Plus, I was thrilled that we sold 11 paintings. It was a wonderful, […]

Yongue opens downtown art gallery

Grand Opening Set For July 3, 5 – 8 p.m. WINNSBORO – When local artist, Barbara Yongue, was a little girl, she dreamed of becoming an artist. Her parents would say, “Draw me,” when they had company over, proud of her natural ability. They took her to special art classes and she collected art postcards, […]

Blythewood approves 20-year Winnsboro water contract

BLYTHEWOOD – After discussion that made clear it was the only option to supply water to the town of Blythewood, the Blythewood Town Council approved a new 20-year agreement with the Town of Winnsboro, which has provided water in Blythewood for the past 20 years. In a 4-1 vote, the council agreed to another 20 […]

Drive-By Birthday

Frances Riley of Blythewood turned 95 on Saturday with a drive-by party. Approximately 50 cars carrying about 90 people drove through her driveway bearing balloons that were tied to her fence. The festive day included friends, relatives and former students of the retired teacher. Riley’s older sister is 101 and her younger sister is 90.

New Market

RIDGEWAY – The Fairfield Farmers & Artisans Market co-manager Valerie Clowney, right, welcomes customer Jon G. Ward to the market’s satellite location in Ridgeway. Eleven vendors were located in the Cotton Yard with fresh-picked corn-on-the-cob, other garden vegetables, honey, micro-greens, tie-dyed wearables, eggs, local meats and more. The market is open from 4 – 7 […]

Ready To Celebrate

Marguerite Ridgeway, left, and her siblings Thomas and Isabelle prepare to celebrate July 4 with  a splash of red, white and blue to the bright field of sunflowers at their grandparents’ (Norris and Jean Ridgeway) rural home on Langford Road. | Photo: Jenny Ridgeway

Fairfield Provides Relief

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Fairfield County Council and Fairfield Forward provided more than 300 free boxes of fruits and vegetables for county residents on Tuesday, June 23 at three locations: Fairfield County Admin building and the Ridgeway and Greenbrier fire stations. Shown here are some of the Ridgeway volunteers loading food boxes.