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 […]

Pick up free groceries on June 23

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Council, in cooperation with Fairfield Forward, will provide free boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables for Fairfield County residents on Tuesday, June 23, at three separate locations: Fairfield County Administration Building, 350 Columbia Road in Winnsboro Ridgeway Fire Station, 350 South Palmer Street, Ridgeway Greenbrier Fire Station, 3025 State Highway 269 […]

SCDMV extensions expire June 30

COLUMBIA – Extensions to expiration dates of some products the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) issues will end on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.  In March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SCDMV issued guidance extending the expiration date of some SCDMV-related products such as identification cards, driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations, and parking placards […]

A Long Goodbye

BLYTHEWOOD – It was a long, emotional goodbye as the hundred or so vehicles slowly moved through the balloon lined driveway where teachers waved and shouted goodbyes and ‘happy summer’ in front of Round Top Elementary school on Rimer Pond Road. “They’re still coming!” one teacher exclaimed in awe after 45 minutes. The drive-thru was […]

A New Beginning

WINNSBORO – The 2019-2020 school year at Fairfield Central High School and Richard Winn Academy was different as were this year’s graduation ceremonies redesigned by social distancing. It was also wonderful in new and meaningful ways. It will be remembered as the year when everyone – teachers and students alike – tried harder to make […]

Westwood golf looks toward future growth

Drayton Queen knows that playing for the Westwood golf team can be a hard sell. Most of those who turn out are recreational players. If there are athletes, they’re coming off of football, baseball, or basketball, and are using the sport to fill in the time in the spring. “We had more players this year […]

Griffin baseball fielded experience

After a two-game elimination from the AAA State Playoffs in 2019, the Griffins returned the bulk of their squad to the diamond in 2020. With a senior-heavy roster, Fairfield Central looked to top their 12-9 finish last season. Fairfield faced region foe Catawba Ridge in their season opener on March 10 and fell in a […]