Whitewater brings tourists to Great Falls

GREAT FALLS – The backdrop of the whitewater flow in Great Falls is like nothing most folks have seen and there’s a reason. “We talk about ‘we built the whitewater features here,’ but that’s God’s whitewater, OK? And alongside God’s whitewater is an environment that would really be more in place in the mountains,” said […]

Job fair set for April 13 at Boykin Rec Center

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County WIOA is hosting a job fair on Thursday, April 13 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Fairfield County Boykin Recreation Center 1851 US-321 in Winnsboro. Companies interested in participating or providing applications for the event, please contact Fairfield County WIOA offices at (803) 635-2812 or the Fairfield County Chamber […]

Fairfield Electric customers receive settlement checks

BLYTHEWOOD – If you were a member of Fairfield Electric Cooperative for any period between Jan. 1, 2007–Jan. 31, 2020, you may receive an unexpected bill credit or check in late February or March. A class-action lawsuit was filed in 2017 following the failure of the construction project for two nuclear units at the V.C. […]

Fairfield Electric to refund largest ever member checks

BLYTHEWOOD – The board of trustees of Fairfield Electric recently authorized the distribution of capital credits to members totaling $2,088,908. The cooperative will retire the remainder of capital credits for 2007, and 25% of 2021. The capital credit refunds will be issued in the form of a check or, if a member’s assigned capital credits […]

Residents asked to help DHEC track West Nile Virus

COLUMBIA — Residents can help the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) track West Nile virus this spring and summer by submitting certain species of dead birds for lab testing. DHEC’s dead bird surveillance program helps the agency identify where and when there is an increase in West Nile virus (WNV) activity, […]

Local book club to host noted author Tom Poland

WINNSBORO – The Inquirendo Club’s Annual Open Meeting on March 27 will host Tom Poland for a discussion of his book, South Carolina Country Roads, with emphasis on Fairfield County. Poland grew up in rural Georgia near the South Carolina border. He is attracted to the back roads and the countryside of Georgia, South Carolina, […]

Blythewood Baptist Church welcomes new pastor

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Baptist Church is hosting a special “Meet Our Pastor” service on Sunday, March 26, to welcome Pastor Derek Renshaw to serve the church. On Feb. 5, the church unanimously called Renshaw to be the church’s new pastor. Renshaw grew up in the Greenville/Spartanburg area until he moved away to attend college.  There […]

BW Garden Club hosts community event

BLYTHEWOOD – Growing up on Lake Murray, Jay Keck says he has always enjoyed wildlife and the outdoors. On March 30, the Blythewood Garden Club will sponsor an event featuring Keck, the Industry Habitat Manager for the South Carolina Wildlife Commission who will discuss how to attract and pollinators to yards and gardens. The event […]

Candidates nominated for FEC board election

BLYTHEWOOD – Four incumbents on the Fairfield Electric Cooperative board of trustees were nominated for the upcoming board elections. No others applied for nomination. The four nominees are all current board members: Peggy Swearingen (District. 4), Deriel Ogburn (District 5). Kenny Miles (District 6), and Robert Entzminger, (at large). Only members living in Districts 4, […]

Town awarded $420K for Fortune Springs

WINNSBORO – The Town of Winnsboro was notified earlier this month that it has been selected to receive a $420,825 federal grant for improvements to Fortune Springs Park. The grant is through the SCOR ARPA-funded Stormwater Infrastructure Program. “Fortune Springs Park is the flagship of the town’s parks,” Town Administrator Jason Taylor said. “It includes […]