FCSD Board names finalists for Super

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County School Board of Trustees voted unanimously to select five educators as finalists for the next superintendent of the Fairfield County School District: Claudia Avery, Ph.D; Tony Hemingway, Ed.D; Floyd Lyles; Shawn Suber, Ph.D; and Sam Whack, Ed.D Claudia Avery, PhD. is currently serving as the Deputy Superintendent of Academics in […]

Blythewood Road widening project affected nearby pond

BLYTHEWOOD – Unmanaged water runoff from the Richland County Penny Tax funded Blythewood Road widening project between I-77 and Syrup Mill Road is causing worrisome changes to neighboring property, says Byron Dinkins, who says his two-acre pond has been fouled with silt, has turned brown, and may be permanently ruined as highway drainage from the […]

Fairfield Sheriff seeks help in cold case murder

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community for assistance in solving a homicide that has remained unsolved for 3 years. On Oct. 24, 2020 at approximately 8:45 p.m., a juvenile victim was killed near the intersection of Meadow Lake Rd and Hwy 215 South, near the Monticello EZ Mart, in […]

Mayor Griffin meets with Scout officials

BLYTHEWOOD – Following Richland County being given the green light last week to resume grading and construction on the Scout Motors EV site in Blythewood, Blythewood Mayor Sloan Griffin met with Scout and County officials on Tuesday to talk about what Scout plans going forward and what Blythewood residents want. “We talked about the concerns […]

Honoring Dr. King

RIDGEWAY – Lebanon Presbyterian Church held a service to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday in Ridgeway. Stated Supply Pastor Jasper Lloyd Jr. led the service, with CJ Pearson, liturgist, and music from Shonna Canzater.

Blythewood sweeps Nation Ford at home

BLYTHEWOOD – Nation Ford pestered the Blythewood boys basketball team in the lane throughout their game Saturday at The Jungle. That inside action left the Bengals clear to strike from long distance. Blythewood sank 11 3-point shots and managed to get in the paint just enough to outpace the Falcons 70-61 and claim their first […]

Fairfield County Interim Admin’s husband accused of threatening two Fairfield elected officials

WINNSBORO – Two Fairfield County elected officials have filed incident reports against the Fairfield County Interim Administrator’s husband for posting what the two officials called threats against them and others. Fairfield County Treasurer Norma Branham and Fairfield County Councilwoman Peggy Swearingen both filed incident reports on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, against Otis Johnson, 53, the […]

One death in crash on I-77

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – A Columbia woman who was traveling the wrong way on I-77 died in a crash with two other vehicles, according to Master Trooper Gary Miller with the S.C. Highway Patrol. NaShuma Knight, 43, was the sole occupant of a 2020 Ford SUV that was traveling south in the north bound lane on […]

One fatality in three-vehicle crash

WINNSBORO – One person died in an early morning three-car crash on SC 34. Terrence Byrd, 48, of Winnsboro, died after the 2007 Honda Accord he was driving west on SC 34 sideswiped a 2023 Chevrolet pickup truck traveling east on SC 34, according to SC Highway Patrol Master Trooper Gary Miller. Miller said the […]

Winnsboro man dies in house fire

WINNSBORO – On Saturday, December 30, 2023, Fairfield County Fire Service was dispatched to a residence on Durham Place Rd. in Winnsboro for a structure fire with an individual inside. Firefighters located the victim and Fairfield County Coroner’s Office was dispatched to the scene. Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill has identified the individual as Mr. […]

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