Baldwin gets life for murder of wife

CHESTER _ On the seventh and final day of the murder trial of James Baldwin, by unanimous vote a Lancaster County jury found him guilty of killing his wife, Judy in 2016. Closing arguments from both the prosecution and the defense in the seventh day of the trial had to do with what the evidence […]

Jury finds Baldwin guilty of murder

Lack of Cooperation, Investigation Took Center Stage at Trial CHESTER – The lack of cooperation that took place between various agencies related to the death of Judy Baldwin, and the seeming lack of investigation by the Chester County Sheriff’s Department took center stage during much of her husband’s murder trial. Jamie Baldwin was found guilty […]

Trapp cleared of murder charges

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man’s second trial for murder ended with a not guilty verdict last week. The defendant, Rondell (Buddy) Trapp, 35, was charged with murder in the death of R. J. Gadson in October, 2015. The four-day trial was heard by Tenth Judicial Circuit Judge R. Lawton McIntosh. The jury was charged by […]

PC OKs sketch plan, rejects flag lots

BLYTHEWOOD – A request for approval of a sketch plan that was previously approved by a former planning commission was recommended for ‘approval with conditions’ Monday evening by the current planning commission. The vote was 2-1 with Commission Chairman Donald Brock, who is the Oakhurst Home Owners Association president, abstaining. Bucky Drake of Drake Development […]

Coston named to BAR

BLYTHEWOOD – Town Council reappointed Gale Coston, a former and longtime member of the Board of Architectural Review. During his 12 years on the board, Coston served as both chair and vice chair. After finishing his last term three years ago, he decided to take some time off.  “We’re excited to welcome you back, Mr. […]

Winnsboro man arrested for shooting

WINNSBORO – A Fairfield County man has been arrested on Wednesday and charged with attempted murder and other crimes committed over the past several weeks, according to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s office. On Thursday, Oct. 31, Stephen Young, Jr., 20, fired five shots at and struck a vehicle occupied by several individuals in the area […]

Franklin wins mayor’s seat

Subhead: Brock, Beauman elected to council BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood voters elected a new mayor and two councilmen Monday night.   Current Town Councilman Bryan Franklin received 330 votes for mayor, besting former mayor Keith Bailey with 252 votes and Town Councilman Malcolm Gordge with 121 votes. Planning Commission Chair Donald Brock was the top vote […]

Roseborough files suit against County

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County’s former planning director has filed a wrongful discharge lawsuit, claiming in court papers he was subjected to a hostile work environment, demoted and ultimately dismissed after refusing to testify a certain way in the ongoing VC Summer lawsuit. Fairfield County, however, has denied the allegations, saying in a recent response that […]

Historical society honors living WWII vets

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – In Fairfield County, just nine people who served in the U.S. military during World War II are still living. The younger ones are in their mid-90s; the oldest, over 100. This Veterans’ Day, the community is holding an event to honor them while they still can. Just as is occurring across the […]

Council loosens sign, landscape restrictions

BLYTHEWOOD – In a unanimous vote Monday evening, council voted to amend two Town Center District ordinances – one to allow, in perpetuity, several signs next to the Interstate up to 35 feet tall, and another to loosen restrictions on the landscape ordinance for businesses. The amendment to the sign ordinance will also allow the […]