Griffin elected to finish 2-year term on council

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood voters gave the nod to Sloan Griffin, III in Tuesday night’s special election to fill the two remaining years on the town council seat vacated by Bryan Franklin in November when he was elected mayor. With only a 7.06 percent turnout, possibly the lowest in the town’s history, Griffin, with 118 votes […]

Council looks at annexation, security, zoning at retreat

BLYTHEWOOD – The annual town council retreat held Saturday at The Manor focused on annexation, zoning, the farmers market, security for council meetings, the budget and more, including a presentation by Jay Bender, media attorney who represents the S. C. Press Association. Bender discussed ways governments can be more open and achieve transparency by complying […]

Rec Center, Market funding sent forward to council

WINNSBORO – The County Administration and Finance Committee recommended to council the allocation of $130,000 Monday evening for two capital building projects intended to contribute to the overall health of Fairfield County residents – a fitness center and the Farmer’s Market building. The the recommended funds come from the existing $500,000 capital building projects budget. […]

Suspects arrested for armed robberies

WINNSBORO – Three suspects wanted for two armed robberies in Fairfield County have been arrested, Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery said. Nycholas D Price, 27, of the Mitford area, has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, for twice robbing the Grand […]

Council votes to outlaw dog tethering

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County voted unanimously Monday night to unleash a ban on animal tethering, an important protection animal advocates say will help reduce animal injuries and abuse cases. Members of the Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society as well as staff from the county animal shelter were on hand to celebrate the ordinance. “It’s been […]

Fatal ATV accident at Carolina Adventure World

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – An ATV accident at Carolina Adventure World (CAW) on Saturday resulted in the death of a Charlotte man, the Fairfield County Coroner’s Office reported. Richard Swaney, 23, of Charlotte, NC was riding an ATV at CAW on Feb. 8, when the ATV rolled over, pinning him underneath. Swaney was transported to a […]

Mitford man arrested for armed robberies

WINNSBORO – A suspect wanted for two armed robberies in Fairfield County has been arrested, Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery has announced. Nycholas D Price, 27, of the Mitford area, has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime on Jan. 31, 2020, […]

Plans for Zion Hill coming together

WINNSBORO – About 50 residents from the Zion Hill and Fortune Springs communities gathered at the former Fairfield High School building on Jan. 30 to learn how a new $487,568 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) will be used to implement projects in their communities. It was the third community meeting about the revitalization process. At […]

Winnsboro, Blythewood reach water agreement

WINNSBORO – After 20 years, a new water agreement is being finalized between the towns of Winnsboro and Blythewood. The Winnsboro town council voted Tuesday evening to pass first reading on a new water service agreement with Blythewood. The second and final vote and public hearing on the agreement will be held at the Feb. […]

Blythewood TC/PC meeting begins with dinner, ends with coffee confrontation

BLYTHEWOOD – What promised to be an informative though less than riveting review Monday evening of the purposes, responsibilities and processes of the town’s boards and commissions by Town Administrator Brian Cook, ended with a disgruntled former coffee vendor verbally holding the council and planning commission hostage for close to half an hour. The evening […]