Cedar Creek residents push back against proposed wastewater discharge site

CEDAR CREEK – About a hundred residents of the northeast section of Blythewood 29016 and the southern part of Fairfield County, many of whom live along Cedar Creek, met in the Cedar Creek Community Center Sunday afternoon to discuss a wastewater treatment plant Fairfield County Council has proposed to locate on a 50-acre property on […]

Pine Grove bridge repair delayed

COLUMBIA – The opening of the Pine Grove Road bridge, which has been closed for repairs since Dec. 2, is being delayed to March 9. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) issued a statement last week that work on the bridge has been delayed as a result of the demolition process, the first step […]

County alerts citizens via cell, text and social media

Public Can Register for County-Wide Notification Service WINNSBORO – Fairfield County has implemented a county-wide high-speed emergency notification service that will notify residents of emergencies via telephone calls, text messages, emails, social media and mobile apps. The county’s emergency management department says its new CodeRED system, will save lives, help locate missing children, issue timely […]

Wastewater treatment plant draws fire from residents

WINNSBORO – Over a hundred residents from lower Fairfield County, Cedar Creek and the northwestern section of Blythewood, including the mayor of Blythewood, filled Fairfield county council chambers and an overflow room Monday evening during a three hour council meeting over concerns about a wastewater treatment plant that council has proposed on a site near […]

FCSD, SLED silent on chase, shooting

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department is not commenting on a reported chase and subsequent crash involving two County Sheriff’s Department vehicles in pursuit of another vehicle, which ended with a shooting with injuries. The incident reportedly occurred on Sunday night, with the chase commencing on Highway 321 and ending in the vicinity […]

Fanning, McDaniel laud JWC water

WINNSBORO – The Jenkinsville Water Company’s president Greg Ginyard was awash in adulation during the company’s annual meeting last week. Ginyard announced that the company’s water had, for the second time in two years, received the “Best Tasting Water in SC award.”  This, despite facing multiple DHEC violations citing tainted water supplies. Sen. Mike Fanning […]

Census job fair set for Saturday

BLYTHEWOOD – Looking for work? Want to earn $14.50 – $15.50 per hour, aid training and flexible hours? Then you won’t want to miss this opportunity being offered right here in Blythewood. The 2020 Census will hold two job fairs at the Blythewood Library – one this week and another one next month. The first […]

Council looks at no tethering for dogs

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County is one vote away from unleashing a ban on animal tethering, an important protection animal advocates say will help reduce animal injuries and abuse cases. On Dec. 9, council members unanimously passed second reading of the ordinance, which also includes provisions curtailing animal hoarding. Third and final reading will likely occur […]

R2 board OKs $1,000 bonuses for teachers

Revenue Source is $16.9M Budget Surplus COLUMBIA – Richland Two school board approved $1,000 bonuses for its 3,600 district employees during a special called meeting Tuesday night. The district allocated $4.1 million of a $16.9 million budget surplus for teachers and all full-time permanent employees. Superintendent Dr. Baron Davis said the allocation is an effort […]

WPDS searches for missing person

WINNSBORO – Allen Jeter Johnson, 57, is missing and the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety is asking the public to contact the Department should they see him or know of his whereabouts. Johnson was last seen Friday, Jan. 3, about 12 noon when he walked from his residence. He was wearing black pants and a […]