Zion Hill community meeting set for Jan. 30

WINNSBORO – The Zion Hill and Fortune Springs communities are invited to a community meeting at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 30 to learn more about a $487,568 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Fairfield County has been awarded to implement projects designated in the Zion Hill/Fortune Springs Park Neighborhood Revitalization. The plan was completed in […]

Breaking Ground

BLYTHEWOOD – Richland Two officials held a groundbreaking ceremony at Muller Road Middle School on Tuesday for a new permanent facility for the Center for Knowledge North (CFK North). The center has been housed in portables and a few classrooms in Muller Road Middle School since 2013. The project is funded with $9.8 million from […]

Scouting for food starts Feb. 1

BLYTHEWOOD – Scouting for Food is the Blythewood Boy Scouts’ largest annual ‘good turn’ event in which Cub Scouts from Pack 224 and Boy Scouts from Troop 224 will call on neighborhood residents to donate groceries for the hungry. On Saturday, Feb. 1, the scouts will walk through neighborhoods placing door hangers on front doors. […]

Honoring Dr. King

RIDGEWAY – Services to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were held at churches throughout Fairfield County on Monday. Lebanon Presbyterian Church in Ridgeway held a commemorative prayer service that featured a rendition of Dr. King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech by Carrie Harrison of the White Oak Baptist Church #1. The program included lighting […]

Support Lions’ pancake supper Feb. 3

WINNSBORO – The Winnsboro Lions club has a long record of devoted community service to Fairfield County citizens, and that dedication will be on display in full force on Monday, Feb. 3 when club members begin flipping pancakes during their annual Ran Foster Pancake Supper. It will be held at the Fairfield Elementary School on […]

The Politics of Shopping

WINNSBORO – National politicians are popping into Winnsboro almost every week these days. Last week, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s sister borrowed the bus for a forum at RND restaurant. Afterwards, she stopped in next door at Shades of Blue where she purchased a pair of earrings. Tom Steyer is up next, sources say.

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WWII Vet celebrates 100 years

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County World War II veteran Palmer D. Boulware celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends on Sunday. Boulware was born in Shelton, SC in 1920 and enlisted in the service in World War II on Oct. 14, 1941. As a combat infantryman, he was active in the campaigns in Morocco, Tunisia, […]

McLeod forecasts new session for chamber

BLYTHEWOOD – Speaking at the Blythewood Chamber’s monthly breakfast meeting Tuesday morning, State Sen. Mia McLeod, who represents a portion of Blythewood 29016, talked about some of the issues the legislature will address in the new session. “But it doesn’t start until noon today, so I don’t have as much information as I would have […]

Volunteers needed to count homeless

COLUMBIA – The homeless, both sheltered and unsheltered, in Fairfield and Richland Counties are going to be counted Jan. 22-28 through effort by the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless (MACH) and with the help of local volunteers. The event is called the Point-in-Time (PIT) count. The purpose of the count is to better understand […]