Crash on Smallstown Road takes life of Winnsboro man

WINNSBORO – A pedestrian was killed Friday night as he attempted to cross Smallstown Road in Winnsboro after checking his mailbox. The crash occurred at about 6 p.m., Friday evening, about a mile from Richard Winn Academy, according to officials. Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill has identified the deceased as Mark Small, Sr., 72. According […]

One person killed in Blythewood crash

BLYTHEWOOD – A single vehicle crash has taken the life of a motorcyclist in Blythewood. The crash happened about 6:45 p.m., Thursday night on Branham Road at the intersection with Sandfield Road. According to S.C. Highway Patrol Master Trooper David Jones, a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling East on Sandfield Road when it came […]

One fatality in Winnboro crash

WINNSBORO – A two vehicle collision in Winnsboro on Thursday has resulted in one fatality. The crash occurred at about 12 noon Thursday, Dec. 2, at the intersection of High Street and Park Lane. Chief John Seibles of the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety reported that the crash involved a small city mail truck and […]

Pushback over redistricting secrecy prompts public comment meeting

WINNSBORO – County council pushed through first and second readings (5-2) on a redistricting plan for Fairfield County in less than a week and without public discussion or a public forum on the plan. At the Nov. 22 council meeting, Councilman Douglas Pauley accused Chairman Moses Bell of unilaterally submitting a draft plan without informing […]

Former R2 superintendent sued by LR5 trustees

IRMO – A former superintendent of Richland Two and other Midlands area school districts was “politically motivated” when he filed a complaint against a former employer, according to a recently filed lawsuit. On November 10, Lexington-Richland 5 filed suit against Dr. Steve Hefner, seeking unspecified “actual, consequential and punitive damages,” as well as court costs […]

Eagle boys split games in season openers, girls pick up first win

WINNSBORO – Richard Winn opened regular season play at home on Nov. 23 against Ragin Prep. Up 20-0 after one quarter of play, the Eagles flexed their early-season muscles and extended the lead to 46-6 at the half and went on to take a 69-9 final win.  Sophomore Drew Spires led scorers with 23 points. […]

Rosborough arrested for murder/non-negligent manslaughter of son

Brother of shooter: “This is not who she was. She was a wonderful, loving mother.” FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Fairfield County and Chester County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an address on Old Douglas Road near Blackstock on the evening of Thanksgiving Day, in reference to a six-year-old gunshot victim. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a […]

Sheriff: Chester mom shoots, kills her 6-year-old son in Fairfield County

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Fairfield County and Chester County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an address on Old Douglas Road near Blackstock on the evening of Thanksgiving Day, where a child was reported to be the victim of a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a six-year-old boy had been shot and that he had been […]

Winnsboro begins Blythewood metering installations

WINNSBORO – The Town of Winnsboro is planning to begin installation of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system in Cobblestone Park on Monday, Nov 29. The system is from Raleigh-based Sensus. “This innovative system will replace monthly manual meter reads with a wireless system that collects multiple remote reads per day, allowing for better leak […]

Bell pushing redistricting thru

Pauley: Mr. Bell’s Decisions Not In Best Interest of County WINNSBORO – Redistricting is an inherently political process, and that reality was on full display at Monday night’s Fairfield County Council meeting. After passing first reading of an ordinance adopting a redistricting plan by a 5-2 vote Thursday night, council members passed second reading of […]