Fatal accident on Highway 321

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – A single car fatal accident occurred on Highway 321 Bypass about 3:10 p.m., Wednesday according to Highway Patrol officer Matt Southern. The driver was wearing a seat belt. According to the report, the vehicle was southbound on Highway 321 when it left the right side of the road, the driver over-corrected and […]

Attempted murder suspect sought

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Joshua L Williamson. He is wanted for Attempted Murder. On Oct. 3, Williamson shot his father with a rifle and choked his mother until she became unconscious, according to the Sheriff’s office. Williamson left the scene driving a black […]

Proposed wastewater treatment plant site includes sports complex, water recreation, shopping and more

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – With a $1.8 million land deal being proposed by Fairfield County, a partnership between the county and the Town of Blythewood is on track to check two big items off of local wish lists: a much-needed wastewater treatment plant and a ballfield complex for youth sports teams. Fairfield County Council Chair Neil […]

BTC gives Red Gate reprieve on zoning

BLYTHEWOOD – The rezoning of the Red Gate Farms property, a large undeveloped parcel near the heart of town, will go back to the planning commission Monday night after a convoluted vote by the Blythewood Town Council. The reason was to allow time for the new owners of the property, who purchased it in June, […]

Pedestrian killed in crash on Hwy 213

WINNSBORO – A person walking on S.C. Highway 213, was killed when hit by a pickup truck early Sunday morning, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. Jaylan Hamilton, 20, of Mt. Holly, N.C. is the name of the pedestrian who was struck. The crash happened at about 2 a.m., near Fairview Church Road, Master Trooper […]

Stuart indicted on meth, corruption, misconduct charges

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster suspends Stuart and appoints a former Chester County Magistrate as interim county supervisor. CHESTER – Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart has been indicted on multiple charges by the State Grand Jury related to criminal conspiracy, drugs and misconduct in office. Specifically, Stuart stands charged with two counts of manufacturing methamphetamines, one […]

Mackey wins RC Council Dist. 9 seat

COLUMBIA – By 46 votes, Jesica Mackey won a special Democratic primary runoff in Richland County Council’s District 9 on Tuesday, and has most likely secured the seat in the upcoming November election. There is no Republican challenger. Mackey, a public relations executive, with 631 votes (52 percent) bested Jonnieka Farr, a business analyst, with […]

New charges against Underwood

Wire Fraud, Additional Corruption Charge Filed Against Former Chester Sheriff CHESTER – A superseding indictment has been filed in federal court against suspended Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood and two former deputies that adds additional charges onto those previously filed. Underwood and former deputy Johnny Neal now face additional corruption and wire fraud charges in […]

A Winnsboro man was killed in a crash early Saturday morning.

WINNSBORO – Willie Mobley, Jr. was the driver in a single vehicle that crashed on Highway 213 in Fairfield County, according to Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill. Mobley’s vehicle veered off the right side of the road, over corrected, then struck a fence and a tree. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected […]

BW students win national track competition

SATELLITE BEACH, FL – Four Richland School District Two students won a national title in Track and Field. Paris Asmond, Peyton Hightower, Madison Ross, and Olivia Taylor became the youngest group of females from South Carolina to win a National Championship for the 4×400 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) relay race. Ross, a sixth-grader, and seventh-graders […]