Bengals Fielded Experience

After 39 years of teaching, 25 years as a high-school soccer coach, and several other years as a club soccer coach, Peter Wittig was going to coach boys soccer for one last season in 2020. Six games into the season, though, Gov. Henry McMaster ordered all high schools closed because of the global coronavirus pandemic. […]

Redhawks Miss Year of Development

The Westwood boys soccer team and head coach John Rosier both had a good feeling for this soccer season. “I did have high hopes this year based on the quality of our players,” the fifth-year head coach, former USC player, and longtime Midlands soccer coach said. “Based on the quality of players and the skills, […]

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Farmers Market opens May 16

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Farmers & Artisans Market will open Saturday, May 16 in the new Market Building located at 117 E. Washington Street. Local venders will offer fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products, crafts and more. Social distancing protocol will be in place for the safety of citizens and vendors. Customers and vendors […]

Free meals for seniors in Fairfield County

COLUMBIA – What began last month as a Senior Resources project in Richland County to serve five free meals a week for senior citizens age 60 and over during the Time of Corona, has now been funded to serve 16 counties, including Fairfield County where the Fairfield County Council on Aging is handling the distribution […]

Bengals Miss Out on Big Year

The 2020 girls soccer season was set to be a big one for the Blythewood girls. After finishing a close second behind Region 4-5A winner Spring Valley, the Bengals finished 15-5-2 and 7-1 in region play. They reached the second round of the state playoffs before bowing out to Riverside. This spring offered an open […]

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26 COVID-19 cases at PruittHealth-Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY – The S. C. Department of Health and Environmental Control notified the Fairfield County administration Sunday afternoon to expect a significant spike of 26 new COVID-19 cases in the county. All were reported at PruittHealth in Ridgeway, bringing the total for Fairfield County to 68 as of Sunday. By Wednesday, six more people in […]

FCSD Board faces $2.7M shortfall

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County School Board followed up last weeks’ mostly inaudible discussion of an impending $2.7 million shortfall in next year’s budget with a presentation on the 2020-2021 budget at Tuesday night’s regular board meeting. Kevin Robinson, the district’s chief financial officer, said staff would likely bring a continuing resolution for board consideration […]

Doko Meadows walking trails open; park, Manor, playground, restroom closed

BLYTHEWOOD – During a two-hour zoomed town council meeting Monday night, council spent an hour discussing whether or not to re-open the park’s walking trail before voting 4-1 to open it. Councilman Larry Griffin voted against. At issue was the fact that the trail has been used steadily since it was officially closed by a […]