Bell, Roseborough announce new location for $2.5M Ridgeway rec center

RIDGEWAY – The majority 4 council members voted last month to option two 1-1/2 acre parcels of land in the Town of Ridgeway for $300,000 to build a recreation center. The $2.5 million funding for the project is part of the $99 million Dominion settlement with Fairfield County. After two weeks of push back from […]

Employment: Public Safety Officer

Battered but not broken: local program gives women new life

WINNSBORO – For the women of Battered But Not Broken Ministry, the things they are offered – a safe place to live, guidance toward education and employment, and structure to help them get their lives back on track – is the difference between falling through the cracks and becoming good, contributing members of society. That’s […]

Manning helped found The Market

WINNSBORO – When Ernest Manning first got involved in what is now the Fairfield Farmers and Artisans Market in mid-2010, it was a new thing for Fairfield County, started by the former Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce president, Terri Vickers. “It started from a grant, and it was just an idea. We put tents up […]

Dance Champion

PHOENIX, AZ – Madighan McMaster, 17, was named Irish Dance National Champion last week during the U.S. Irish Dance Nationals in Phoenix, AZ. Attending her first National competition, she placed 1st in the U18 Preliminary Champ category. Madighan is also a 2021 graduate of Blythewood High School, and plans to attend Coastal Carolina in the […]

‘Twas the night before Christmas in July

WINNSBORO – ‘Tis the season to shop small in historic downtown Winnsboro for Christmas in July on Saturday, July 17. The day will start at 9 a.m. as the Fairfield Farmers’ and Artisans Market opens for business. Vendors will line the parking lot behind the market, and food trucks will be set up on Congress […]

Cousin camps are trending in Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD –  A new kind of kids camp has been trending in recent years in Blythewood. It’s called  granny camp or cousins camp. As might be imagined, these camps are family-organized and directed camps that generally follow the same pattern of outdoor activities. Minge Wiseman has for years conducted a weeklong Granny Camp for her […]

Winnsboro Lion Wendy Luce receives service award

WINNSBORO – During the July 13 meeting, Winnsboro Lion Wendy Luce, pictured above, was presented with a Lions International Presidential Citation for service by Immediate Past Council Chair Lion Rhett Hair.  Among Luce’s service involvement, the Presidential Citation recognizes Luce’s service as director of the Fairfield Community Food Bank.  A Presidential Citation is the fourth […]

GOP Get-Together

WINNSBORO – Members of the Fairfield County GOP came together Tuesday to hear featured speaker Cindy Risher (in red, front row), the Vice-President of the South Carolina GOP. The meeting was held at the Cornwallis House Tea Company.  A large group of the membership has made plans to attend the Silver Elephant Gala at the […]

Blythewood Chamber awards scholarships

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Chamber of Commerce awarded two $1,000 scholarships to two Spring Valley graduates Tuesday morning during the Chamber’s regular monthly breakfast meeting. The SVHS students, Lucy Ellisor and Andrew Mott, were presented the checks by Debra McCutchin, left, an advisor with the Sandhills Edward Jones office and Sandy Khan.