First Friday in Fairfield

Celebrating Black History: The blinding of Isaac Woodard

Winnsboro native, Army Sergeant Isaac Woodard, a World War II veteran who was savagely beaten at the hands of a callous, intolerant sheriff, helped inspire civil rights in America. WINNSBORO – Isaac Woodard, Jr. was born in Fairfield County, but grew up in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Oct. 14, […]

Hemp: The Future of Farming in Fairfield?

WINNSBORO – The first misconception Joe Wilkes would like to dispel is the idea that hemp is the same thing as marijuana; it’s not. The hemp plants he’s growing on his family’s farm in Fairfield County are limited by law to 0.3% THC, the chemical in marijuana that causes a high. By contrast, plants grown […]

PTP Variety Show showcases local talent

WINNSBORO – Come one, come all to the greatest show in Winnsboro this Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m., at the Pine Tree Playhouse, in Winnsboro.  Don’t want to spoil the surprise, but there has been a lot of word on the street that they have some mighty fine singers, maybe a monologue, a […]

NFL Day at Macedonia Baptist

Lions Club hold pancake supper

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County turned out Monday night for the Winnsboro Lions Club’s annual Rann Foster Pancake Supper. Lions flipped pancakes and served hungry customers with a smile as the community came together to raise funds for the Lions’ community service causes. Proceeds from the pancake supper help provide eye exams and glasses to many […]

The South wanted his head, the North, his heart

In the early morning hours of May 12, 1862, a young slave astonished a nation torn by Civil War when he commandeered Charleston’s most powerful warship and sailed it past a formidable gauntlet of Rebel forts to freedom. As the war played out, his escape from deep within Southern territory set off a series of […]

WIOA offers free career training in Fairfield

Robinson: Our Goal is to Prepare Them for The Workplace WINNSBORO – The first time Diana Robinson heard about WIOA – the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act – she was in search of a job, having found herself out of work following a layoff at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in 2017. She was hired […]

New hope for Brelynn

BLYTHEWOOD – Eight months after receiving a bone marrow transplant to treat a life-threatening immune disorder, 6-year-old Brelynn Seeger of Blythewood is showing hopeful signs of improvement, her mother says – but she still has a lot of healing ahead. The community has been cheering for Brelynn’s recovery ever since her deteriorating health made the […]

Tinkergarten at the Park

BLYTHEWOOD – Tinkergarten has launched a campaign designed to get families everywhere playing outdoors all four seasons in 2020. They’re welcoming parents and teachers to pledge to get outdoors every week for 10 weeks this winter. To learn all about Tinkergarten,  go to Tinkergarten will be holding classes in Doko Meadows Park for children […]