County to hold hearing on WWTP

WINNSBORO – The commission of the Fairfield Joint Water and Sewer Authority will conduct a public hearing to receive public comment regarding the construction of a wastewater treatment plant with a planned discharge of treated effluent into Big Cedar Creek located in southern Fairfield County. The Fairfield Joint Authority will provide an update to the […]

Ridge View High School student charged with sexual assault on another student

Four students from Ridge View High School are facing charges for their involvement in two separate assaults. One incident happened after school on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Three students, two 14-year-olds and a 15-year-old, held the victim down on the floor while a fourth student (15-years-old) committed a criminal sexual act against a 15-year-old male victim, […]

Fairfield County wastewater plant site search continues

WINNSBORO – The issue of the county’s proposed wastewater treatment plant was not on Monday night’s agenda, but it was a topic of conversation during the second public comment session and again during council time Gary Coats, who lives near Cedar Creek in Richland County, and Ruchelle Gee, a resident of the Center Creek Community, […]

Westwood High School student charged with punching teacher in the face

BLYTHEWOOD – A 17-year-old student at Westwood High School has been accused of punching her teacher in the face and has been charged with assault and battery, according to a Richland County Sheriff’s department incident report. At approximately 12:30 p.m., a school resource officer was contacted by a Westwood High School administrator for an assault […]

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 […]