Bell proposes industrial tax break for Teacher Village

WINNSBORO – A 22-acre private “Teacher Village” housing development slated to be built behind Fairfield Central High School could have much its county property taxes waived for up to 30 years, if council passes the Special Source Revenue Credit proposed by Chairman Moses Bell. On Monday night, the council members approved first reading of the […]

Gilbert debunks misleading info about Town, RW line

WINNSBORO – Moses Bell grew visibly upset with fellow Councilman Clarence Gilbert when Gilbert picked apart what he said was misinformation regarding the Town’s participation with the proposed Ridgeway sewer line. Bell, the county chairman, chastised Gilbert for disclosing what Bell said were private negotiations. However, most of what Gilbert talked about had already been […]

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County hires Economic Development Director

WINNSBORO – During the regular county council meeting last week, County Administrator Malik Whitaker introduced Margaret Broadwater who will be replacing Ty Davenport as Director of Economic Development for Fairfield County. Broadwater’s LinkedIn page listed her past employment with the SC Department of Commerce as senior project manager from 1999 to 2007. The page also […]

Fairfield County pays $50,000 to wife of county councilman in unorthodox settlement

Gilbert: Council Was Never Notified of Complaint WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Council has settled a complaint filed by a former county employee who is the wife of a sitting county councilman. The county signed an agreement on July 12 to pay $50,000 to Diana Robinson, former Director of the county’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act […]

Council questions Chamber’s and Rodeo’s event financials

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Town Council rejected a pair of belated funding requests from two special event promoters. Organizers of the Doko Rodeo and Doko Rib Fest Cook-off had received 80 percent funding upfront for their respective events, but their applications to receive the final 20 percent of their town event funding failed in a pair […]

28 Fairfield residents file for November election

County Council In the race for county council, multiple candidates are running for each of the four open seats. In District 1, former Geiger Elementary School teacher/financial counselor Kennedy (Kenny) Robinson and former councilman Dan Ruff are challenging Councilman Moses Bell who is completing his first term. District 3 Councilman Mikel Trapp, who has served […]

RW granted $100K for water tower

RIDGEWAY – Mayor Heath Cookendorfer announced at the Thursday, July 14 town council meeting that District 41 House Representative Annie McDaniel helped Ridgeway obtain a second $50,000 in state earmark money that will be used to paint the historic Ridgeway water tower. The $100,000 will be used to refurbish the tower with the original colors […]

MPA, Town government appear to be headed to trial

BLYTHEWOOD – Litigation between the Town of Blythewood and MPA Strategies, the town’s former marketing firm, is heading to trial despite both sides seeking delays of key rulings. The case is tentatively scheduled for the week of Aug. 29, according to online court records. It’s one of three cases scheduled. Court records indicate it’s a […]

Brecheisen brings campaign to animal shelter

WINNSBORO – As a candidate for SC House seat 41, Jennifer Brecheisen has been checking out the district to see what she can do to assist her constituents and various organizations if she’s elected in November. “After hearing so much recently about the desperate needs of the Fairfield County Animal Shelter, I  wanted to find […]