Proposed wastewater treatment plant site includes sports complex, water recreation, shopping and more

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – With a $1.8 million land deal being proposed by Fairfield County, a partnership between the county and the Town of Blythewood is on track to check two big items off of local wish lists: a much-needed wastewater treatment plant and a ballfield complex for youth sports teams. Fairfield County Council Chair Neil […]

Town seeks new attorney

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Town Council is looking for a new town attorney. The Town’s former attorney, Jim Meggs, retired last month after serving either part time or full time for almost 10 years.  He notified the mayor and council in a letter on June 1 of his retirement to be effective Sept. 1. Meggs was […]

PC finalizes class 1 vote on B-HE gym

BLYTHEWOOD – After voting 4-1 on Sept 8, to defer a recommendation to town council regarding the designation of Bethel-Hanberry gymnasium as a class 1 historic property, the planning commission reversed that vote on Sept. 14 during a special called meeting. At issue during the Sept. 8 meeting was a request on the agenda to […]

Mackey wins RC Council Dist. 9 seat

COLUMBIA – By 46 votes, Jesica Mackey won a special Democratic primary runoff in Richland County Council’s District 9 on Tuesday, and has most likely secured the seat in the upcoming November election. There is no Republican challenger. Mackey, a public relations executive, with 631 votes (52 percent) bested Jonnieka Farr, a business analyst, with […]

County discusses moving momument

WINNSBORO – Efforts to potentially relocate Winnsboro’s Confederate monument is unlikely until at least 2021, according to Fairfield County officials. Fairfield County Council discussed, but took no action on a request from the Town of Winnsboro to relocate the town’s Confederate monument from its current location at the Mt. Zion Institute grounds to the Fairfield […]

County, town fund e-commerce websites

Sites To Benefit Fairfield Businesses WINNSBORO – The County and Town governments are looking to fund e-commerce sites for the county’s businesses as a way to help them survive the restrictions ordered during the Time of Corona. In a presentation Monday night during the County Council meeting, County Administrator Jason Taylor said the two governments […]

Town offering grants to improve storefronts

WINNSBORO – For the third year in a row, the Town of Winnsboro is offering façade grants to businesses to improve store fronts in the town. Town Council approved $3,000.00 for six $500 Façade Grants to merchants located on Congress Street in downtown Winnsboro. “The idea behind the grants is to improve the street-facing fronts […]

PC votes for council to rezone Red Gate

BLYTHEWOOD – As was expected, the Blythewood planning commission voted 5-0 Tuesday evening to recommend that Town Council rezone the Red Gate property and a smaller adjoining property from Planned Development (PD) zoning designation to Development (D-1) zoning. But the properties’ owners, who sat in the audience during the commission’s proceedings, say they are not […]

Farr, Mackey in runoff for County Council Dist. 9

RICHLAND COUNTY –   After a special election held Tuesday for the District 9 seat on Richland County Council, the winner will not be determined until a runoff is held later this month. Unofficial results of Tuesday’s special election show that Jonnieka Farr and Jessica Mackey will face each other in the runoff.   Neither woman received […]

Council to decide fate of Red Gate zoning

BLYTHEWOOD – After almost 13 years of not being developed in accordance with its Planned Development (PD) zoning designation, the 143-acre property on Blythewood Road, known as Red Gate, is on the brink of being rezoned by Town Council. The Town of Blythewood code of ordinances places a time-specific condition upon the established PD zoning […]