Rec Center, Market funding sent forward to council

WINNSBORO – The County Administration and Finance Committee recommended to council the allocation of $130,000 Monday evening for two capital building projects intended to contribute to the overall health of Fairfield County residents – a fitness center and the Farmer’s Market building. The the recommended funds come from the existing $500,000 capital building projects budget. […]

Council votes to outlaw dog tethering

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County voted unanimously Monday night to unleash a ban on animal tethering, an important protection animal advocates say will help reduce animal injuries and abuse cases. Members of the Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society as well as staff from the county animal shelter were on hand to celebrate the ordinance. “It’s been […]

Griffin takes special election over Gordge

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood voters gave the nod to Sloan Griffin, III in Tuesday night’s special election to fill the two remaining years on the town council seat vacated by Bryan Franklin in November when he was elected mayor. With only a 7.06 percent turnout, possibly the lowest in the town’s history, Griffin, with 118 votes […]

Blythewood election set for Tuesday

BLYTHEWOOD – A special election has been set for Tuesday, Feb. 11, to fill an unexpired two-year term for the town council seat left vacant after Councilman Bryan Franklin was elected mayor. Ashley Oaks resident and former councilman Malcolm Gordge and Planning Commissioner Sloan Jarvis Griffin, III, a resident of Cobblestone Park, are running for […]

Blythewood TC/PC meeting begins with dinner, ends with coffee confrontation

BLYTHEWOOD – What promised to be an informative though less than riveting review Monday evening of the purposes, responsibilities and processes of the town’s boards and commissions by Town Administrator Brian Cook, ended with a disgruntled former coffee vendor verbally holding the council and planning commission hostage for close to half an hour. The evening […]

County to hold hearing on WWTP

WINNSBORO – The commission of the Fairfield Joint Water and Sewer Authority will conduct a public hearing to receive public comment regarding the construction of a wastewater treatment plant with a planned discharge of treated effluent into Big Cedar Creek located in southern Fairfield County. The Fairfield Joint Authority will provide an update to the […]

Blythewood town council retreat set for Feb. 8

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Town Council will hold its annual retreat Saturday, Feb. 8, at Doko Manor.  Both council members and administrative staff will attend the meeting, and the public is invited. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. – about 3 p.m. with a community lunch, provided by Blythewood restaurants and open to the public, […]

Council nixes Ridgeway library purchase

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Council voted Monday night (4-3) against purchasing the building that houses the Ridgeway library. That vote came after County Administrator Jason Taylor advised council that the two-year lease on the Ridgeway library is coming to a close in June, and that the county must either move forward and purchase the building […]

Town Council retreat set for Feb. 8

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Town Council will hold its annual retreat Saturday, Feb. 8, at Doko Manor.  Both council members and administrative staff will attend the meeting, and the public is invited. A community lunch, provided by Blythewood restaurants and open to the public, will be served from 12 – 1 p.m. This is a great […]

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 […]