Corona cases by ZIP: Fairfield, 17; Blythewood, 26

BLYTHEWOOD/FAIRFIELD COUNTY – On Friday, April 3, Governor Henry McMaster ordered the South Carolina Department of Environmental Control (DHEC) to resume the practice of releasing confirmed COVID-19 case numbers by ZIP code after DHEC had announced earlier last week that it would stop providing the ZIP code information.  The latest DHEC ZIP code update available […]

COVID-19 numbers by zip code

SCDHEC’s latest update for coronavirus case numbers in the following Blythewood and Fairfield County zip codes: BLYTHEWOOD – 26 total cases FAIRFIELD COUNTY – 17 total cases Latest update: Thursday, April 9 at 4:44 p.m.

Fairfield councilwoman countersues JWC

JENKINSVILLE – Jenkinsville Water Company’s lawsuit against one of its fiercest critics “is atrocious” and “utterly intolerable in a civilized community” according to a response and countersuit recently filed in Fairfield County Circuit Court. On March 4, the JWC filed a slander and defamation lawsuit against Fairfield County Councilwoman Bertha Goins, alleging her criticisms damaged […]

BREAKING -COVOID-19 cases to be available by zip code

FAIRFIELD/BLYTHEWOOD – Governor McMaster has directed South Carolina DHEC to again report coronavirus cases by zip code instead of just by county. “Starting today, I have directed SC DHEC to publicly disclose the up-to-date numbers of confirmed cases by local zip code.  In addition they will provide the estimated number of residents who are likely […]

R2 board suspends public comment

SCSBA Recommends Districts Not Accept FOIA Requests During Pandemic COLUMBIA – In an effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19, the Richland Two school district has followed the lead of other government agencies by streaming meetings electronically. No member of the public may attend meetings in person nor participate in public comments. They can listen […]

Despite suspension, Underwood running for Chester sheriff

CHESTER COUNTY – As it stands right now, Chester County voters will decide between the currently-suspended sheriff and his governor-appointed replacement in November. Filing for local elections closed Monday at noon, and just eight minutes before the deadline, Alex Underwood filed to run for sheriff as a Democrat. Underwood was first elected office in 2012 […]

Local small businesses face COVID-19

BLYTHEWOOD – The social restrictions that come with the Covid-19 pandemic have presented a real challenge for our local small businesses in Blythewood and Fairfield County. But they’ve also presented new opportunities that are likely to impact how these businesses operate even after it’s over. “We’re trying to be innovative and creative, and each and […]

Fairfield County Council eyes penny sales tax

WINNSBORO – Laying the groundwork earlier this month for a one penny sales tax to be placed on the November 2020 ballot, council members voted 5-2 to create a commission that would suggest projects to be funded by the penny tax and to appoint members to that commission. “This resolution is to create a capital […]

Richland Two’s new kind of ‘homeschool’

BLYTHEWOOD – When Governor McMaster mandated on March 13 that schools, colleges and universities across the state had to shut their doors until at least March 31, teachers and administrators had to prepare and execute, in a very short period of time, a plan to continue educating their students remotely. Richland Two School District administrators […]

Fairfield County Council declares State of Emergency

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Council met at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, and passed an emergency ordinance to declare a 60-day state of emergency in Fairfield County due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The ordinance became effective immediately.  The following includes the details the public should be aware of. The complete […]