Blythewood public input meeting set for Sept. 23

BLYTHEWOOD – A public input session regarding Blythewood’s comprehensive plan for the next 10 years will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Doko Manor. Residents and business owners are invited to hear a short presentation by Gregory Sprouse of Central Midlands Council of Governments beginning at 6:15 p.m., with […]

Freeway Music to cut ribbon Sept. 18 celebrating Blythewood location

BLYTHEWOOD – More than a decade ago, Don Russo was teaching guitar lessons at a local music store when he found himself dreaming of founding his own music school – a place where students would have their choice of instruments and styles, and learning would not be limited to a set curriculum. Starting in 2011, […]

Cowan named Cayce police chief

CAYCE – The City of Cayce has hired Blythewood resident Chris Cowan as the next Chief of Police for the City of Cayce. Cowan, a 29-year law enforcement veteran will work alongside Cayce’s current Director of the Cayce Department of Public Safety, Byron Snellgrove, until his departure in December. Currently a Deputy Chief for the […]

Big Grab, big buys in Blythewood and Fairfield County

BLYTHEWOOD/FAIRFIELD COUNTY – It was another Great Big Grab in Blythewood, Ridgeway and Winnsboro and everywhere in between on Friday and Saturday. “It was the biggest two days of sales we’ve had this year,” Liz Humphries, owner of Blythewood Consignment said. “There’s a lot of traffic associated with the Big Grab, but for many of […]

Blythewood Chamber panel

BLYTHEWOOD – Chris Keefer leads a panel of Richland 2 teachers in a discussion of employment and workplace retention during Tuesday’s Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting.

Astronaut formerly of Ridgeway captured this 9/11 photo from space

WINNSBORO – Retired NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson, Jr., who lived in Ridgeway from his elementary school years until his junior year in high school, was the only American not on earth when the 9/11 terrorist attack occurred 20 years ago. As the commander of the International Space Station at the time, Culbertson and his two […]

Respected banker from Winnsboro gave hope

ORANGEBURG – Last July, the life of Curtis B. Carter, the first Orangeburg Black male banker during modern times, was taken away from our midst. In 1976, Curtis Carter ventured into Orangeburg and became the first black male banker at Southern Bank & Trust. He had been an outstanding basketball player coming from Winnsboro High […]

Fairfield Music Awards held Sept. 5

BLYTHEWOOD – The Fairfield Music Awards were held on Sunday, Sept. 5 from 2 – 5 p.m. at Blythewood Park in Blythewood. Hosted by comedian Will Able and Love Berry, the event featured music by DJ StrongArm and was catered by Chef Southern Plug. Over twenty awards were given out in the 2021 awards ceremony. […]

Palmetto Trail brings the nation to Fairfield

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – On Aug. 24, Fairfield County was invaded by a 10-member crew of young people from around the country who have come to South Carolina to work with the Palmetto Conservation Corps on the Palmetto Trail. They are spending much of their time in western Fairfield improving the Alston Trailhead, the Fairfield County […]

Thomas passes the flag to new Command Master Chief

EASTOVER – U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Thomas of Fairfield County is set to retire from the US Air Force on Sept. 11. Thomas has served as the first command senior enlisted leader for the South Carolina National Guard since the position’s creation in Sept. 2020. The command senior enlisted leader is […]