Pastor burns mortgage seven months after buying building

WINNSBORO  – When 20-year-old Pastor Dillon Pullen launched a ministry at the Redemption Church at 165 Columbia Road in Winnsboro last January, he had already been preaching occasionally and  was on staff at the Columbia Church of  God in Blythewood for several years. “We are so fortunate that we were able to purchase this building […]

Job Fair offers jobs, vaccines, expungement

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County is hosting a job fair on Monday, Oct. 18. But it’s not just a job fair. Fifteen businesses and several other organizations will be conducting interviews on site, offering resume assistance, expungement, COVID vaccinations and more. Each business will have a booth where job-seekers can pick up an application. Tables with […]

All aboard for Doko Station

BLYTHEWOOD – It’s been more than a year of operating under pandemic restrictions and uncertainty, but Doko Station Pub & Eatery has made it through – and officially celebrated its grand opening in September. “I’ve got so many great regulars who support us, and a whole lot of new people come every week and support […]

Taylor drops annexation fee; welcomes properties into town

WINNSBORO – With the elimination of the fee for annexation into the town, Winnsboro is seeing a surge in interest from property owners, says Town Administrator Jason Taylor. And the town is welcoming its neighbors in with open arms. Once an annexation petition is filed, it can be approved with two readings before the town […]

Do’n Good

BLYTHEWOOD – Collecting donations and funds valued at $1,000 for the Christian Assistance Bridge are Blythewood Rotarians Lyn Mueller (Center for Achievement), Jimmy Martin (Rotary president-elect), John Hancock (Community Events), Mike Ross (Fundraiser Chair), and Martha Jones (Club Secretary).

Cowan sworn in as Cayce Police Chief

CAYCE, SC – The City of Cayce hosted a swearing in ceremony on Oct. 4, for incoming Cayce Police Chief, Deputy Chief Chris Cowan. Cowan, of Blythewood, is a 29-year law enforcement veteran and will officially take the helm as the Chief of the Cayce Department of Public Safety when current Director of the Department, […]

Cash Cows

BLYTHEWOOD – The winners of the Oktoberfest Cow Patty Bingo, above, were announced at the Blythewood Chamber meeting Tuesday morning. They are, from left: Alan George, $250; Evan Williams, $500, Tammy Jolly, $750 and Valery Kendrick. $1,000. Also pictured are festival chairman Jasmin Fonce, far left, and Chamber Director Phil Frye, right. The festival, below, […]

Blythewood, Winnsboro chefs bring home cook-off wins

WINNSBORO – Two local young chefs, Maci Pearl King, 8, of Winnsboro and Blythewood, and Dalton Bryant, 11, of Blythewood, won trophies and prizes over the weekend at an invitation-only BBQ cook-off in Monck’s Corner. The Southern BBQ Network (SNB) and Frankie’s Fun Park sponsored Kids-Q competition in conjunction with the Berkeley Lions Club. The […]

95 and Lookin’ Good

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Eunice Davis Gilbert turned 95 on Sept. 30, surrounded by her seven children, grands and great grands. Shown with her are her four daughters, from left: Vickie Moody, Patsy Eady, Gwendolyn Gibon and Betty Milton. Mrs. Gilbert also has three sons: Clarence, Morris and Bobby; 15 grands, 16 great grands and a […]

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