A Winnsboro man was killed in a crash early Saturday morning.

WINNSBORO – Willie Mobley, Jr. was the driver in a single vehicle that crashed on Highway 213 in Fairfield County, according to Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill. Mobley’s vehicle veered off the right side of the road, over corrected, then struck a fence and a tree. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected […]

BW students win national track competition

SATELLITE BEACH, FL – Four Richland School District Two students won a national title in Track and Field. Paris Asmond, Peyton Hightower, Madison Ross, and Olivia Taylor became the youngest group of females from South Carolina to win a National Championship for the 4×400 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) relay race. Ross, a sixth-grader, and seventh-graders […]

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 […]

Homeless man stabbed in downtown Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – When Winnsboro Department of Public Safety officers responded to a reported stabbing incident near the corner of Moultrie Street and S. Congress Street in downtown Winnsboro at about 10:45 Saturday morning, they found a 62-year-old homeless man “lying on the ground, bleeding profusely from his chest.” While the officers provide first aid, the […]

Winnsboro man arrested for string of robberies

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man has been arrested for a string of area burglaries. Travis Jerrod Johnson, 38, has been arrested for several burglaries that occurred this last spring, according to Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery. These incidents were believed to be connected to multiple burglaries that occurred in other jurisdictions as well, to include […]

Prosecutor: Watson contacted witnesses

BLYTHEWOOD – A Blythewood man charged with running a sex and drug trafficking operation has been sanctioned for contacting witnesses in the case from jail. In court documents filed Sept. 4, U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs signed an order barring Brian Leroy Watson from “having any contact with potential victims or witnesses, direct or […]

Suspicious death investigation

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office has released a report that it is currently conducting a suspicious death investigation after deputies were called to a residence on Douglas 1 Rd in the Winnsboro area of Fairfield County. On Sunday, September 13, 2020 shortly after noon, deputies found Melissa McClain, 43 of Douglas 1 […]

Fairfield seeks broadband expansion

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – With the announcement of $3.3 million in approved grant funding, Fairfield County is a step closer to its plan to extend broadband Internet service to rural residents. The funding approval announced Aug. 26 by the South Carolina Broadband Infrastructure Program will help local communications provider TruVista extend access to households in the […]

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 […]