Fairfield County Rec. Department opens fitness center

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Parks and Recreation has opened a state-of-the-art Community Fitness Center located adjacent to the athletic fields at Drawdy Park at 795 5th Street behind the County building in Winnsboro.  The facility covers 5,000 square feet with an exercise room that features over a dozen machines that help with cardio training, weight […]

Alexis Thompson honored with S.C. Palmetto Award by Council

WINNSBORO – Alexis Thompson, a telecommunicator with Fairfield County Emergency Management/911, thought she had been invited to Monday night’s county council meeting to answer questions about her department’s budget. When she entered the council chambers, however, her supervisor, Brad Douglas, Director of the county’s Emergency Management, awarded Alexis the S. C. Palmetto Award for her […]

BW okays July 3 fireworks, awaiting Commerce approval

BLYTHEWOOD – Council voted Monday night to go forward with the July 3rd Fireworks in Doko Park. Due to COVID restrictions, the popular event, which draws as many as 5,000 to the park every July 3, was not held last year. Because it was cancelled after it was scheduled, the Town was obligated per contract […]

Jack’s Big Day

WINNSBORO – Winnsboro’s Laurens Livings, right, watches the virtual New York book launch party for her son, Jack Livings’, first novel, The Blizzard Party. With her is neighbor Sharon Specciati. The one-hour book launch was hosted by Community Bookstore in Brooklyn.  Jack Livings, below, read from and talked about his new book, which went on […]

Remembering Heritage

RIDGEWAY – It was the annual African-American Heritage Day at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Ridgeway last Sunday and these women dressed for the celebration. They are, from left: Sallie Smith, Rosa Johnson, Tracy Woodard, Belva Bush-Belton, Mary Robertson, Lovetta Butler, Sandra Cammon and Ruth Moore.

RC Council zoning public hearing for Rimer Pond Road set for Feb. 23

COLUMBIA – Richland County Council will hold a zoning public hearing on Tuesday night, Feb. 23, to hear what residents who live and travel along Rimer Pond Road have to say about a rezoning request that will bring more traffic to the already congested road. Those residents’ comments, however, will not be delivered with their […]

Here Comes The Hay!

GREENWOOD – When the local Hoof & Paw Benevolent Society recently learned that Big Oaks Rescue in Greenwood was almost out of hay for their horses and other livestock, they donated 15 round bales to the rescue farm, hoping it will last until spring. Shown with the truck load of hay are, from left: Terri […]

Jean McCrory elected chair of Library Commission

WINNSBORO – History was made recently at a Fairfield County Library Commission meeting when, for the first time, the board elected a woman to lead the Commission. Jean McCrory, a lifelong resident of Fairfield County, was unanimously elected chair of the Commission last week She is currently serving her second four-year term on the Commission. […]

Pugh, Mackey host first of three testing and mask giveaway events

BLYTHEWOOD – Richland County Councilman Derrek Pugh and Councilwoman Jesica Mackey sponsored the first of three COVID testing and mask giveaway events last Saturday at Doko Meadows Park. “It is a cold and rainy day,” Mackey said in a statement on Facebook, “but thankful to partner with Councilmember Derrek Pugh and SC DHEC this morning […]

Town Councilman Chatman named to SCSU 40 under 40

ORANGEBURG – Winnsboro Town Councilman Demetrius Chatman has been named to the inaugural South Carolina State University’s 40 Under 40. The 40 Under 40 program recognizes young alumni who have made significant strides in their careers, contributions to their communities and an impact at the university.  Chatman, 35, graduated from SC State in 2007 with […]