Ridgeway flaunts arts at Arts on the Ridge

RIDGEWAY – With 23 vendors, lots of books for sale, a steady flow of festival goers and bright blue skies, it was the perfect day for an arts festival in Ridgeway. “We had a wonderful day with lots of visitors to town,” festival director Phyllis Gutierrez said. “The vendors had lots of great books and […]

Chester, Fairfield Sheriffs cross the line to help both counties

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – It’s always fun and good food at the Blackstock Fish Camp, but it was especially so last week when the Sheriffs and deputies from both Fairfield and Chester got together with folks from both counties to visit and enjoy some of the great fish dishes from the kitchen of the fish camp […]

Arts on the Ridge set for May 1

RIDGEWAY – It’s time for the 14th Annual Arts on the Ridge – “See It, Hear It, Experience It in Ridgeway” outdoor festival. Expect a bevy of published authors, talented artists and artisans and live bluegrass entertainment from The Good Ole Boys and A Southern Belle from Blackstock Station. The event will be held in […]

Spring Salebration

WINNSBORO – The sun was high, the stores were open and the crowd was there. It was the first annual Winnsboro merchants Salebration. And a success it was, Chamber of Commerce President Gene Stephens said. Finding a parking place on Congress Street was difficult. And, after parking and shopping all day, it was hard to […]

Doko Film Fest set for Sat & Sun

BLYTHEWOOD – In its third year, the Doko Film Fest is bigger than ever with 179 entries from across the United States, India, Canada, Oman, Iran, Poland and Mexico – but with a twist. Due to COVID, the festival will be completely virtual this year. While the event is free, those attending will need to […]

Blythewood was high on the hog Saturday

BLYTHEWOOD – The weather was perfect and after a winter cooped up, everyone was ready to go to the park for some fun. It was a good time at Blythewood’s annual Doko Rib Fest cookoff in Doko Park. With a crowd estimated by Blythewood Chamber of Commerce Director Phil Frye to be around 4,000, there […]

VillageChurch presents Night of Hope on March 23

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood’s VillageChurch will host Night of Hope at Palmetto Citizen’s Amphitheater in Doko Park on Tuesday, March 23, featuring former USC Football Chaplain Adrian Despres. The church’s pastor, Erik Estep, said the public is invited to hear Despres present a message of hope. The VillageChurch Band will lead the music, and there will […]

Dr. Portia

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Historical Society’s Women’s History Month’s presentation featuring Blythewood’s first female doctor, Dr. Portia Lubchenco, was held at the Doko Manor on Sunday.  Presenters for the program were, from left: organizer of the event Doris Coleman, Blythewood attorney and Dr. Portia researcher Bob Wood and screenplay writer Millie West. The program detailed Dr. […]

Doko Rib Fest set for March 13

BLYTHEWOOD – The second annual Doko Rib Fest Cookoff, sponsored by the Town of Blythewood will be held this Saturday, March 13, in Doko Meadows Park There are to be three competitive cooking divisions, each with entry fees and trophies presented to the winners. Total prize money distributed per division as follows: 20 professional teams […]

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 […]