Council OKs industrial zoning on Gum Springs Road

WINNSBORO – “Compassion and rationale should be at the core of all your thinking,” Randy Bright said in his plea to county council Monday night to table the Gum Springs LLC rezoning request until there is further review. “You say you don’t have anyone [wanting to buy] this property, so what is your hurry to […]

MPA roster hearing delayed for third straight month

Town Has Spent $153.5K On FY2022 Outside Legal Costs BLYTHEWOOD – The non-jury trial roster meeting for MPA Strategies lawsuit and the Town of Blythewood’s countersuit was postponed earlier this week for the third straight month. The most recent roster meeting was scheduled for Monday, July 11. The roster meetings were previously continued for the […]

Final vote to rezone Gum Springs property for industry set for July 11

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – “It’s been about 20 years since my dad gave an easement across our property for access to a neighboring property. “My father, Jessie Douglas, didn’t charge for the easement, and he had to do some talking to get all the family members to sign the paperwork,” said Margaret Branham. “But he said […]

Blythewood Council looking at amending its BFC bond

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood town leaders are looking for more flexibility in how the town repays debt. The town took the first step toward that goal at its June 27 meeting, approving first reading of an amendment to the town’s installment purchase plan ordinance relating to capital improvement projects. Specifically, the amendment would revamp how the […]

Commerce denies Bell’s claim about funding

Wastewater Treatment Plant Moving Slowly, Ridgeway Line In Progress WINNSBORO – During a May 12 Town Hall meeting, called by County Council Chairman Moses Bell at the Ridgeway Fire Station, a member of the audience asked how the county would pay for any costs over the $46 million from the Dominion lawsuit settlement that is […]

Councilman Robinson answers JWC lawsuit

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County wants a judge to toss a Jenkinsville Water Company lawsuit filed against the county and Councilman Neil Robinson because the litigation was improperly filed, according to court documents. But an attorney for the water company contests the county’s request to dismiss the case, saying a witness stated that Robinson conspired with […]

Grading begins on Fairfield’s I-77 megasite

WINNSBORO – Grading at Fairfield County’s I-77 megasite has begun. The 1,500 acre county-owned megasite is Fairfield County’s largest industrial site, and can support up to 9.2 million square feet of industrial space. The grading was made possible by $6,475,000 from the $99 million Dominion settlement. According to Zachariah Willoughby, project manager in Fairfield County’s […]

Council passes 2nd vote to rezone Gum Springs property for industry

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Again Monday night, for the second county council meeting in a row, a group of residents in the Gum Springs Road area addressed council members, begging them not to rezone a large tract of land on Gum Springs Road near their homes for industrial use. The 392-acre parcel, owned by Gum Springs, […]

Innes: Animal neglect becoming crisis in Fairfield; council needs ordinance changes

“This County Needs to Lead and Move Forward Doing the Right Thing.” – Bob Innes WINNSBORO – Fairfield Animal Control Director Bob Innes got a few things off his chest during Monday night’s council meeting when he addressed council. After stating that he wanted to let council know “what’s going on in this county right […]

Town’s MPA expenses soar as court dates are delayed

Town Has Spent $148K On Outside Legal Costs BLYTHEWOOD – While court dates for the MPA Strategies/Town of Blythewood lawsuit appearances continue to be postponed, the Town’s legal expenses for those lawsuits continue to climb. As of the Town’s May 2021-22 Revenue and Expense Report, the Town’s outside legal expenses have risen $37,065.83 over the […]