County encourages use of facemasks

WINNSBORO – A Fairfield County council resolution encourages but won’t require people to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic. In a unanimous vote Monday, council approved the resolution. It asks residents and visitors to wear “face coverings when in public locations where social distancing is not possible.” “The main thing is that we can do […]

4 food shares set for Thursday, July 17

WINNSBORO – The fifth Fairfield County mobile food pantry is scheduled for distribution in Fairfield County at four separate locations at the same time – Thursday, July 16 at 5 p.m. Food Share boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables will be distributed to the first 200 households at each location. Boxes are limited to two […]

Blythewood town council passes face mask ordinance

The 60-day ordinance goes into effect Monday, July 13, at 6 a.m. BLYTHEWOOD – In a special called town council meeting Friday evening, July 10, council voted 4 – 0 to pass an emergency ordinance requiring the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Councilman Larry Griffin was not in attendance. The […]

Lady Lana Reopens July 2

Winnsboro Town Council passes ordinance to require face masks be worn

WINNSBORO – In a special called meeting on Tuesday evening, the Winnsboro Town Council passed an emergency ordinance requiring face masks to be worn in retail establishments and restaurants. The order goes in to effect at 12:01 a.m., July 3 and will expire after 60 days. The order is renewable. The ordinance applies to everyone […]

Richland Two Superintendent contracts COVID-19

COLUMBIA – In an email to the news media, Richland School District Two Superintendent Dr. Barron Davis disclosed that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. “Over the weekend I started experiencing mild symptoms, including a sore throat and fever, and was tested on Sunday, June 28, 2020,” Davis wrote. “Following the recommended guidelines, I […]

BW July 3 fireworks postponed

BLYTHEWOOD – Council voted Monday night to postpone the annual July 3 fireworks event until another patriotic day such as Veteran’s Day or Purple Heart Day. Steve Hasterok, events manager at The Manor, told council members that many of the services that are needed to carry out the event and make it safe will not […]

Fairfield Provides Relief

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Fairfield County Council and Fairfield Forward provided more than 300 free boxes of fruits and vegetables for county residents on Tuesday, June 23 at three locations: Fairfield County Admin building and the Ridgeway and Greenbrier fire stations. Shown here are some of the Ridgeway volunteers loading food boxes.

Fortune Springs Pool remains closed

WINNSBORO – In a proactive effort to minimize COVID-19 exposure, Fairfield County will not open Fortune Springs Pool this year. Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases, the safety of the community and staff is the number one priority for FCPR and County Administration. All patrons are reminded that Fairfield County Parks and Recreation […]

Kivett, Bengals boys tennis eager for 2021

BLYTHEWOOD – First-year coach Jessica Kivett thought that the roster size would be her biggest concern for the Blythewood boys’ 2020 tennis season. “We were really were struggling to get players,” said Kivett, in her first head-coaching role after Brenda Warnow retired. “Two of our seniors were new to the team. We had some new […]