COVID-19 numbers by zip code

SCDHEC’s latest update for coronavirus case numbers in the following Blythewood and Fairfield County zip codes. BLYTHEWOOD – 164 reported cases FAIRFIELD COUNTY – 318 reported cases, 22 deaths Fairfield ranks fourth highest county in the state for COVID-19 cases at 1,423.01 per 100,000 residents Because DHEC does not report specific case numbers for several […]

Body found inside burned out car in Blair

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an arson/death investigation after a body, burned beyond recognition, was discovered about 11 p.m. on July 5 inside a burned out vehicle off Highway 34 in Blair. When Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at a hunt club property located between Possum Branch Road and Zion Hopewell […]

Windermere golf course tax sale set for July 6

BLYTHEWOOD – Last summer, there appeared to be new hope that the financially troubled Windermere golf course and country club, situated in the heart of LongCreek Plantation subdivision, would be purchased and flourish. This summer is a different story. Next week, the golf course, club house and 80 acres of undeveloped land will be up […]

Sheriff seeks missing Winnsboro woman

**UPDATE: Ms. Gladney has been located. WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information as to the whereabouts of Rachel Kathleen Gladney, 36. Gladney is a black female with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black tights and a purple shirt about 12:50 p.m. on June 27, near Columbia […]

Winnsboro Town Council passes ordinance to require face masks be worn

WINNSBORO – In a special called meeting on Tuesday evening, the Winnsboro Town Council passed an emergency ordinance requiring face masks to be worn in retail establishments and restaurants. The order goes in to effect at 12:01 a.m., July 3 and will expire after 60 days. The order is renewable. The ordinance applies to everyone […]

Council considers 1¢ tax for water, sewer

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County is bringing in more experts to help counter Richland County’s growing opposition to a proposed wastewater treatment plant.  Meantime, Fairfield County Council is also moving forward with a proposed capital project sales tax to help pay for the facility that’s seen as vital to recruiting more industry to Fairfield County.  On […]

County approves $46.4M budget

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County moved forward with final reading of its $46.4 million budget, but not without drama. On June 9, council members voted 4-3 to approve the budget that does not include an increase in the base millage rate, but does dig into the county’s cash reserves. Council members Bertha Goins, Clarence Gilbert, Jimmy […]

Revenue down, events uncertain

Council Members Disagree On Funding Events BLYTHEWOOD – As Blythewood works through its budget process for the 2020/21 fiscal year, the funding of events became a point of contention at the May 26 town council meeting, which was held via Zoom. With all the disruptions caused by COVID-19, two things were made clear: hospitality tax […]

County, Providence mend rift on ER sale

WINNSBORO  – A resolution passed by Fairfield County Council Monday night has headed off a rift that developed between the county and Providence Health over Prisma’s proposed purchase of Providence Health-Fairfield Emergency Room. Following Prisma Health’s surprise announcement in March that it had signed a deal to acquire the ER along with three other Midlands […]

Woman arrested for beating her dog

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro woman was arrested May 30 for beating her dog. After receiving a call about the mistreatment of a dog on Winter Street in Winnsboro, a Fairfield County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to the location of the reported incident where he witnessed Willie Margaret Roach, 66, beating a dog, according to the […]