BW Council tightens rules on A-Tax, H-Tax use

Receipts Now Required for Final Report BLYTHEWOOD – As the Feb. 3 deadline approaches for non-profits to submit applications to Blythewood Town Hall for state and local A-Tax (accommodation tax) and H-Tax (hospitality tax) revenue to fund events in fiscal year 2021 and 2022, those applicants are going to be held to a higher accountability […]

Council tables audit report; admin’s contract discussion

WINNSBORO – In its first full meeting, Fairfield County’s newly seated council voted 4 – 3 to postpone until the next meeting both of the agenda’s substantive items (the annual audit presentation and the county administrator’s contract) and voted only to approve council’s 2021 calendar and a date and time – 10 a.m., Jan. 23 […]

Robinson, Roseborough, Greene seated on council;

Bell named chair; Greene, vice-chair WINNSBORO – An incumbent and two new county council members were sworn into office in council chambers at 5 p.m. on Monday. The uneventful swearing in ceremony was followed by the election of officers and the first drama of the 2021 council session. Fairfield Clerk of Court Judy Bonds swore […]

Blythewood’s RC council reps sworn into office

COLUMBIA – Richland County Council kicked off a new term Tuesday with the swearing in of five new members, three of whom represent parts of Blythewood 29016. All won election in November and the three representing Blythewood were well supported by Blythewood voters. Blythewoodian Derrek Pugh took longtime councilwoman Joyce Dickerson’s District 2 seat to […]

TOW replacing water lines in Forest Hills

Council Also Reduces Residential Utility Deposits WINNSBORO – Winnsboro Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to accept the lowest of 12 bids to replace water lines in the Palmetto Ave. area of Forest Hills neighborhood. Of the 12 bids, McMahan Brothers Pipeline, Inc.’s bid of $377,693 was the lowest. “They’ll be replacing some of the […]

Town revamps facemask ordinance

WINNSBORO – Instead of passing a new face mask ordinance every few months, the Winnsboro town council decided Monday evening during their regular monthly meeting to pass a permanent ordinance that will not have to be renewed periodically, but can be amended after the Time of Corona has ended. “This is basically a new ordinance […]

Council issues RFP for marketing Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – In its latest effort to decide how to best promote and brand the Town of Blythewood, town council has posted an RFP (Request for Proposal) on the Town’s website ( intended to attract the professional services of a qualified full-service marketing, advertising and/or grant writing services agency. “The Town desires to grow its […]

2020: A Banner Year in Fairfield

Davenport: We’ve Accomplished More in the Last 2 Years than in the Last 10 from a Jobs Standpoint. WINNSBORO – County Council Chairman Neil Robinson said in January of this year that while much was accomplished in 2019, he predicted that 2020 could be a breakout year for Fairfield County. And despite the ensuing pandemic […]

Council hires new town admin

BLYTHEWOOD – Mayor Bryan Franklin has announced the hiring of a new town administrator. Carroll S. Williamson, who has served as the Planning and Development Director for the City of Cayce since 2017, accepted the position early last week, according to Franklin. Council voted unanimously at a special called meeting on Dec. 16 to extend […]

Franklin issues strategic plan suggestions

BLYTHEWOOD – In an effort to initiate a strategic plan for the Town, Mayor Bryan Franklin said he plans to pull together available folks together in January, prior to town council’s monthly meeting on Jan. 25, to develop and publish a town mission, vision and values. Franklin said he wants to develop near-term, short-term and […]