The season that never happened

Blythewood Council Honors Teams and Senior Athletes Life has changed. It’s different. The impact of the novel coronavirus has been felt across the world, the nation, the state and right here in Blythewood. And while our normal routines have dwindled into the distance, we are confident that our lives will return to what they were. […]

Fairfield councilwoman countersues JWC

JENKINSVILLE – Jenkinsville Water Company’s lawsuit against one of its fiercest critics “is atrocious” and “utterly intolerable in a civilized community” according to a response and countersuit recently filed in Fairfield County Circuit Court. On March 4, the JWC filed a slander and defamation lawsuit against Fairfield County Councilwoman Bertha Goins, alleging her criticisms damaged […]

Fanning, McDaniel facing challengers

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – State Senator Mike Fanning, House Rep. Annie McDaniel and Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery all face challengers in the June 9 democratic primary. The winners of both the Senate and House races will also face Republican opponents on Nov. 3 in the general election. Fairfield Clerk of Court Judy Bonds and Fairfield […]

R2 board suspends public comment

SCSBA Recommends Districts Not Accept FOIA Requests During Pandemic COLUMBIA – In an effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19, the Richland Two school district has followed the lead of other government agencies by streaming meetings electronically. No member of the public may attend meetings in person nor participate in public comments. They can listen […]

BW reps on County Council face challengers

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood’s three representatives on Richland County Council, Joyce Dickerson (Dist.2), Gwendolyn Davis Kennedy (Dist. 7) and Chip Jackson (Dist. 9), will face challengers in the Democratic primary on June 9. Dickerson, Kennedy and Jackson each represent a different section of Blythewood 29016. Filing closed Monday. Dickerson, who is seeking her fifth term on […]

Fairfield County Council eyes penny sales tax

WINNSBORO – Laying the groundwork earlier this month for a one penny sales tax to be placed on the November 2020 ballot, council members voted 5-2 to create a commission that would suggest projects to be funded by the penny tax and to appoint members to that commission. “This resolution is to create a capital […]

County: Public must refrain from attending ANY county council or council committee meetings at this time

Given the uncertainty and disruption created by COVID-19, Fairfield County Council believes actions must be taken to minimize risks to our citizens by doing our part to slow the spread of this outbreak across our community.  Out of an abundance of caution, citizens must refrain from attending any County Council or Council Committee meetings at […]

Blythewood Council closes Manor, park, playground indefinitely

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Blythewood town council held an emergency council meeting at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, at Town Hall and voted to:  1) close all town government facilities to the public indefinitely, 2)- lock the doors on town hall to the public (staff may work in office or telework, but will return phone calls and […]

Ridgeway Council election postponed

RIDGEWAY – Town of Ridgeway residents will not be going to the polls April 7, after all. On Monday, Governor Henry McMaster announced that he is postponing all South Carolina elections that were to be held in March and April. Those elections, including Ridgeway’s, are expected to be rescheduled in May. Director of Fairfield County […]

Fairfield officials say ER sale was flawed; call for review by DHEC

WINNSBORO  – Following Prisma Health’s surprise announcement last week that it had signed a deal to acquire Providence Health – Fairfield Emergency Room (ER) along with three other hospitals, Fairfield County officials have requested the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), which signed off on the deal, to pump the brakes on the […]