Round Top giveaway set for Saturday

BLYTHEWOOD – The Round Top Baptist Church is a God-send in more ways than as a house of worship. It regularly provides food, clothing and household furnishings to anyone in the community who is in need. Officially called the Round Top Baptist Church Food Pantry & Clothes Closet Ministry, it offers food items from Harvest […]

Opening Day in Blythewood

A Uniting Cause

WINNSBORO – As expected, the crowd for the annual Jenni Sharpe Memorial 5K was even smaller than last year. The run, in its fifth year, funds college scholarships to students in Fairfield County in memory of Fairfield native Jenni Caldwell Sharpe as a way to continue her legacy of kindness and giving. After a series […]

Night of Hope

BLYTHEWOOD – It was a big Night of Hope for VillageChurch Tuesday evening as more than 1,500 people gathered around the Palmetto Citizens’ Credit Union Amphitheater in Doko Park. There were bands on stage, music, food trucks, good weather and an inspirational message of hope delivered by former University of South Carolina football chaplain Adrian […]

Price set to retire from Fairfield Parks and Rec

WINNSBORO – Last week, Fairfield County Parks and Recreation Director Russell Price announced that he will officially retire on April 2.  Price, who has worked for Fairfield County for over 30 years, has served as the Director of Fairfield County Parks and Recreation since 2017. Price’s stint in the county began in 1991 when he […]

A Tree Grows for George

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Forward joined The Fairfield Community Food Bank, earlier this week, to dedicate a  persimmon tree at the soon to be community garden at John A. Martin Primary Health Care Center.  This tree is in memory of Mr. George Boulware. His wife Helen is a long time volunteer at the food bank. “We […]

Foundation awards Fairfield Forward $3K

COLUMBIA – Fairfield Forward has been awarded the 2020-21 David W. Robinson Catalyst Award by Central Carolina Community Foundation. Founded in 1979, Fairfield Forward is a collaborative alliance of community members, leaders and agencies with a mission of providing local resources and opportunities for building a healthy community. “Fairfield Forward’s response to the pandemic, despite […]

Above and Beyond

WINNSBORO – Charles ‘Rowdy’ Harris, the Lake Wateree Park Manager, center, is congratulated by members of county council after he received the S.C. State Park Service Director’s Award. The award is presented each year to the park employee who has gone above and beyond. Harris has managed a new campground and new challenges associated with […]

Rotary Pitches In

BLYTHEWOOD – Besides volunteering on Saturday to clean up damages caused by a storm on the Camp Discovery property, these members of the Blythewood Rotary Club assembled sustainable picnic tables that were purchased with a $5,000 donation from the Club.  Pictured below, Rotarians Casey Ellisor, Dennis Balentine and club president Mark Wickham stand next to […]

Blythewood Historical Society presents Women’s History program March 14

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society will feature Blythewood’s first woman physician, Dr. Portia Lubchenco in its first Women’s History Month celebration set for Sunday, March 14 from 3-5 p.m., at the Doko Manor. A remembrance of the life and legacy of Lubchenco, the first female doctor to practice medicine in Blythewood will be presented […]