New Vision worships with community

WINNSBORO – In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, New Vision’s outdoor service sought to provide a safe way for the community to gather together for worship on Oct. 18. The multicultural community service took place on the open green area at Fortune Springs Park in Winnsboro.  A praise and worship team opened with contemporary […]

Council extends emergency ordinances

BLYTHEWOOD – In a short meeting Monday night, town council unanimously approved the continuation of two emergency ordinances that have been in force since March. One of the ordinances calls for the continuation of a state of emergency within the Town of Blythewood for another 60 days. The ordinance provides for the conduct of meetings […]

CT-scan COVID test available at PH-Fairfield

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield Covid-19 Taskforce is offering a CT scan for initial diagnosis of COVID with results provided to prescribing physicians within 24 hours. Protocols include any symptom of COVID and selected high risk individuals. CT-scans are recommended by the World Health Organization when PCR (sometimes known as the ‘nose swab’ testing) tests are […]

Library still closed, offers new options

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Library continues to be closed to the public, but has announced the following expansion of services with minimal contact. Expanded options are now offered for curbside pick-up for holds. Upon receiving notification that holds are ready for pick up, library patrons can access holds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and […]

Westwood High School reschedules football games

COLUMBIA — Westwood High school will reschedule two varsity and two junior varsity football games against Dreher High School and Irmo High School On Monday, October 5, 2020, 12 student athletes were placed on quarantine for 14 days after the school was notified that an athlete from the opposing team at the October 3 football […]

Fairfield County offices re-opening Oct. 5

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County offices will reopen to the public on Oct. 5. The government complex, has been closed to the public except by appointment since March 19. “To keep our customers and employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we request that everyone wear a face mask while in the building and practice social […]

$8.2M loans available to BW, Fairfield businesses

COLUMBIA – More than $8M is available for low interest loans to assist businesses and agribusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Loans can range from $50,000 to $750,000 and are available in 29 SC counties, including Richland and Fairfield counties. Funding for the SC Business Loan Fund (SCBLF) has been provided from the U.S. Economic […]

COVID-19 numbers by zip code

SCDHEC’s latest update for coronavirus case numbers in the following Blythewood and Fairfield County zip codes. BLYTHEWOOD – 304 reported cases FAIRFIELD COUNTY – 533 reported cases, 23 deaths Fairfield ranks sixth highest county in the state for COVID-19 cases at 2,385.11 per 100,000 residents Because DHEC does not report specific case numbers for several […]

Sharing Food

Distribution volunteers Rep. Annie McDaniel and Fairfield County Recreation Department employee Larry Perry load boxes of fruits and vegetables into 200 vehicles at the Fairfield County Commerce Center during the County’s fifth food distribution event. Sponsored by Fairfield County Council and Fairfield Forward, the event distributed a total of 800 boxes at the Commerce Center, […]

Free COVID-19 testing in Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY – Free COVID-19 testing will be available at Geiger Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, July 23. No pre-registration or appointment necessary; valid IDs are required.  Walk up or drive thru. Geiger is located at 150 TM Cook Lane, Ridgeway. The event is a collaboration between Fairfield County District 1 representatives. […]