Man found dead Friday night on S. Zion in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill has released the name of the individual involved in a fatal hit and run in Winnsboro, at about 8:30 on Friday, March 1. Coroner Hill said that Brian Kennedy, Sr., age 56, of Winnsboro, was found in an alley off of South Zion St. after being struck by […]

Winnsboro bringing gas line to Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY – A quarter-million-dollar gas line project being undertaken by the Town of Winnsboro will bring natural gas to Ridgeway – and Winnsboro town hall wants to hear from residents and business owners who are interested in connecting to the new gas line. “This is a request that the town council of Ridgeway has made, […]

Celebrating Black History: Looking Back – Reaching Forward

BLYTHEWOOD – The annual Black History Month Celebration organized each year by the Blythewood Historical Society, lived up to its theme last Saturday – ‘Looking Back – Reaching Forward’ – with two locally and nationally recognized speakers who did just that. Jim Felder, a political and civil rights activist from Sumter, S.C. served as pallbearer […]

Eagles look sharp at Back Woods Quail Classic

GEORGETOWN – Richard Winn’s sporting clay team took to Georgetown over the weekend for the Back Woods Quail Club tournament, their third tournament in the 2024 give-tournament series. Sophomore shooter Abby Lewis took home the medal for Highest Overall in the Senior Advanced division. Hitting 94 of 100 targets on the day, Lewis finished in […]

Erica Page wins council seat

BLYTHEWOOD – Erica Page was the winner in the Town’s Special Election held Tuesday to fill the Council seat vacated when former Councilman Sloan Griffin was elected as the Town’s Mayor last November. Page, a wife, mom of two daughters, and local mortgage lender, took almost half the votes in a candidate field of five. […]

MPA files for sanctions against Black

Porter: Black’s Filing Delay Cost Hunter $4,292.21 BLYTHEWOOD – An attorney for MPA Strategies marketing firm and its owner/CEO Ashley Hunter has filed a motion in Court for sanctions against The Town of Blythewood’s former outside attorney David Black, a partner in Maynard Nexsen law firm in Columbia. Attorney Paul Porter, with Cromer, Babb and […]

Two die in crash at US 321 bypass

WINNSBORO – A late night crash on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the intersection of US 321 and US 321 Bypass has resulted in the deaths of two individuals. Karen Guy, 40, and Gabrielle Burt, 38, both of Columbia, sustained fatal injuries in the crash, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol report. The crash occurred at […]

Town of Winnsboro awarded additional $1.8M grant for Fortune Springs Park

WINNSBORO—Winnsboro Town Manager Jason Taylor announced last week that the Town of Winnsboro has been awarded the South Carolina Office of Resilience (SCOR) grant of $1,859,744.90 for the Fortune Springs Stormwater Project and a $54.886.28 Parks and Recreation Development (PARD) grant for restoration work in Friendship Park at the corner of Garden and Moultrie Streets. […]

Blythewood boys, girls win Friday, split Tuesday

ROCK HILL – The Blythewood boys basketball team (19-6, 7-2 Region 3-5A) beat Clover 67-53 Friday night and Rock Hill 51-45 on the road Tuesday night. Against Clover, Will Olden led the way with 20 points. Austin Coker had 17 points and T.J. Lewis had 16 points. Against the Bearcats, Lewis scored 14. Coker and […]

McCloud surrenders to sheriff

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – After eluding Sheriff’s deputies for five days in the Bellefield Road area of Fairfield County, Quteses S. McCloud turned himself in to the Sheirff’s office on Tuesday and was arrested. McCloud was charged with attempted murder, domestic violence, ill treatment to animals, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, and possession of a […]

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