Dist. 6’s dog is “always there for us”

BLYTHEWOOD – For local law enforcement officers, some calls are tough – and some days can seem really long. But at the Richland County Sheriff Department’s Region 6 substation in Blythewood, they know that when they return from a call, they’ll return to a happy greeting – and a wagging tail. “When we go back […]

Changes afoot in Chamber leadership

BLYTHEWOOD – The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Phil Frye, will be transitioning out of his position and moving on to new endeavors as of June 30, 2024. We want to express our gratitude for his dedicated service and leadership. During his tenure, Phil has made significant contributions to our chamber and community. […]

Ag + Art farm-to-table dinner set for June 11

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – It’s time to purchase tickets for the county’s dinner of the year – the annual Farm to Table Dinner. Sponsored by the members of the Fairfield Farmers & Artisans Market, the dinner is set for Tuesday, June 11 and will be held this year at The Oaks, located at 6168 State Hwy […]

BHS&M hosts prominent quilt artist

BLYTHEWOOD – A unique art quilt show featuring the work of textile artist Susan Lenz drew a large crowd on Saturday at the Blythewood Historical Society and Museum. Lenz, who lives and works out of an historic renovated Cateechee textile mill church outside Central, SC, displayed and discussed a number of her art pieces. “During […]

FCCOA Senior Sensations

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Council on Aging celebrated National Senior Citizens Week with the Sensational Seniors Expo at the Armory.  Sponsored by FCCOA, Two Men and a Grill and the Prime Tyme Ryders, the event was attended by three hundred seniors and 40 vendors offering resources on health care, legal services, insurance and government […]

Trees trimmed to improve Lake Wateree safety

LAKE WATEREE – The long-dead trees that sat dangerously just below the surface of Lake Wateree have been cut down to a safer level, says Rod Wilkes, the Lake Wateree homeowner who persisted though months of bureaucracy to get the project done. Wilkes, who’s since joined the board of the Lake Wateree Association, says roughly […]

BHS alums hoping AI study will predict short-term stock market fluctuations

COLUMBIA – Two Blythewood USC students began research in January at the University of South Carolina that found that artificial intelligence can be used to predict short-term stock market fluctuations. First-year USC business student Livingston Weisinger and first-year USC computer science student Tarun Ramkumar’s goal is to use AI and news sentiment to outperform the […]

Farmers’ Market opens May 18

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield Farmers and Artisans Market will officially open its 2024 season on Saturday, May 18. The event will last from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Farmers Market host about 25 vendors inside the County Farmer’s Market at 117 E. Washington Street behind the town clock. New this year will be a […]

Say a prayer and tie a ribbon

WINNSBORO – ‘Prayer Changes Us’ is the theme of an outdoor Pentecost installation sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Winnsboro. The women are inviting all members of the community to take action by stopping by the wrought iron fence surrounding the church, say a prayer and tie a colorful […]

TikTok features Vernell Thompson’s flower power

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Did you ever wonder what would happen if your grandma was turned loose on TikTok? When Vernell McDaniel Thompson’s grandkids set her up with an account on the popular online video-sharing platform, they probably didn’t realize what they had wrought. It didn’t take long for Thompson to make her flowering yard a […]

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