Cedar Creek residents push back against proposed wastewater discharge site

CEDAR CREEK – About a hundred residents of the northeast section of Blythewood 29016 and the southern part of Fairfield County, many of whom live along Cedar Creek, met in the Cedar Creek Community Center Sunday afternoon to discuss a wastewater treatment plant Fairfield County Council has proposed to locate on a 50-acre property on […]

Wastewater treatment plant draws fire from residents

WINNSBORO – Over a hundred residents from lower Fairfield County, Cedar Creek and the northwestern section of Blythewood, including the mayor of Blythewood, filled Fairfield county council chambers and an overflow room Monday evening during a three hour council meeting over concerns about a wastewater treatment plant that council has proposed on a site near […]

Council looks at no tethering for dogs

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County is one vote away from unleashing a ban on animal tethering, an important protection animal advocates say will help reduce animal injuries and abuse cases. On Dec. 9, council members unanimously passed second reading of the ordinance, which also includes provisions curtailing animal hoarding. Third and final reading will likely occur […]

Taylor: It was a very good year for Fairfield

2019 In Review: New Industries Brought Jobs, Investment to Fairfield County WINNSBORO –  A year and a half ago, a Lowcountry newspaper lamented Fairfield County’s double digit unemployment. What a difference a couple of years has made. Today, the county’s unemployment rate has shrunk to 3.1 percent and, according to County Administrator Jason Taylor, industrial […]

BW Council honors Moses Kelly

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Mayor Bryan Franklin announced at the Dec. 17 town council meeting that he had put together a mayoral proclamation for the family of Blythewood resident Army First Sgt. (Ret.) Moses Benjamin Kelly, 96, and presented it on the day of his funeral, Dec. 16. “The proclamation dedicated that day as ‘Moses Benjamin […]

BAR OKs Hardee’s new look

BLYTHEWOOD – The Hardee’s restaurant in downtown Blythewood is going to soon be sporting a new look with cleaner lines, updated canopies, bolder color and a new star logo. The Board of Architectural Review (BAR) approved a certificate of appropriateness (COA) Monday evening to permit exterior alterations to the restaurant, which is located at 100 […]

New bill would limit state senators’ power to nominate magistrates

Report highlights Fanning, Underwood connection WINNSBORO – In small counties like Fairfield, a single state senator routinely has unilateral authority to nominate magistrates. That would change, however, under a new bill recently prefiled by two Republican state senators. Senate Bill 903 would expand nomination responsibilities to a county’s legislative delegation, which include both state House […]

Franklin reveals vision for Town

BLYTHEWOOD – Speaking at the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast on Tuesday at The Manor, the town’s new mayor, Bryan Franklin, talked about his vision for the town over the next four years. Franklin said he ran on a platform of smart growth, building partnerships, building a sports complex, enforcing ordinances and acting boldly. […]

Pharmacy-Lite Packaging purchases Wal-Mart building

Company bringing $2.9 Investment, 33 jobs to Fairfield COLUMBIA – Another new industry has announced plans to set up shop in Fairfield County. This time in the Wal-Mart building which has been vacant since Wal-Mart moved out almost three years ago. COLUMBIA – Another new industry has announced plans to set up shop in Fairfield […]

FCSD reverses MOU’s exclusions

WINNSBORO – Another alteration has been made to the Fairfield County Promise Program, which aims to allow Fairfield students to attend college at Midlands Technical College at no cost to them.  At the Nov. 19 meeting, the school district’s board of trustees voted on a second amended Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, that clarifies eligibility […]