PC OKs sketch plan, rejects flag lots

BLYTHEWOOD – A request for approval of a sketch plan that was previously approved by a former planning commission was recommended for ‘approval with conditions’ Monday evening by the current planning commission. The vote was 2-1 with Commission Chairman Donald Brock, who is the Oakhurst Home Owners Association president, abstaining. Bucky Drake of Drake Development […]

Birth Announcement: Hazel Taylor Wilkes

Brooke and Adrian Wilkes of Winnsboro are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Hazel Taylor. She was born September 23 at Lexington Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Patti Wilkes of Winnsboro. Paternal great-grandparents are Amy and Henry Yarborough, also of Winnsboro. Maternal […]

Pig on the Ridge draws crowd

Evening in the Garden to benefit animals

COLUMBIA – The Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society’s 3rd annual fundraiser, An Evening in the Garden, will be held at Woodley’s Garden Center on Two Notch Road, Thursday, Nov. 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event benefits abused, homeless and abandoned dogs, cats, horses and goats across the state. Hoof and Paw provide monthly […]

Historical society honors living WWII vets

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – In Fairfield County, just nine people who served in the U.S. military during World War II are still living. The younger ones are in their mid-90s; the oldest, over 100. This Veterans’ Day, the community is holding an event to honor them while they still can. Just as is occurring across the […]

Flags to mark veterans’ graves

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – This year ahead of Veterans’ Day, volunteers are placing nearly 1,500 flags on veterans’ graves around Fairfield County, said Suzanne Johnson, a regular volunteer for the county’s museum, genealogy society, and historical society. Johnson, who is coordinating the effort, says it mirrors what is done at national cemeteries in the U.S. (including […]

Bikers and Beer

BLYTHEWOOD – The bike tours for the Bikers and Beer Event began and ended at Doko Park on Saturday. Above: Patti Cookendorfer, left, and Robbie Martin serve fruit, granola and water to the bikers as they round through Ridgeway.

Sheriff hosts Ghosts & Goblins

WINNSBORO – Fifty or so young ghosts, goblins and witches converged on the Sheriff’s Department in Winnsboro Saturday for trick-or-treating, games, prizes and a costume contest. Judging the ghoulish group were three of the County’s finest – Sheriff’s Deputies Bill Dove, Oren Gadson and Jana Childers whose husband, Chris, is a deputy. After studying the […]

Enjoying Witch’s Brew

WINNSBORO – Holding her lantern high in the dark of night, Lisa Cathcart led one of three eerie tours of haunted houses during the annual Woman’s Club Ghost Walk Saturday evening. Back at the Woman’s Club, Town Councilwoman Janice Bartell poured eyeball punch for Carolyn Douglas, Elaine Helms and Rene Barefoot. The tour is in […]

Quilt Day

BLYTHEWOOD – The quilts hanging on the picket fence at the Langford-Nord House were in celebration of quilts on the Blythewood Historical Society’s Quilt Day on Saturday. These members of the Society, Frankie McLean, Carolyn Lomas, Margaret Kelly, Jeanette Smith and Blythewood High School student volunteer Amya Brewer  helped with the display of approximately 75 […]