County industrial property to go to RCPC

BLYTHEWOOD – Of the 1,300 acres that Richland County hopes to purchase and have rezoned for a Blythewood Industrial Park, almost 500 acres (two parcels) are in the county, not the Town of Blythewood, and the county will have jurisdiction over their re-zoning. The two parcels, located along Blythewood Road, west of Fairfield Electric Cooperative’s […]

Burger King opening in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – A new Burger King is going up in Winnsboro and is expected to be open around Oct. 5. Located on the Bypass adjacent to KJ’s Food Mart, the 3,200 square-foot fast food restaurant will be the chain’s prototype store with a double drive-thru, according to Ben Wasser, Chief Operating Officer of Carolina Franchise […]

Eight candidates file for council, mayor seat

BLYTHEWOOD – Eight town residents have filed for elective office in the upcoming Nov. 5 municipal elections – three candidates for mayor and five candidates for two at-large town council seats. The filing period ended Tuesday at 5 p.m. Filing to run for the four-year term of mayor are: former Blythewood Mayor Keith Bailey and […]

The deed is done – Doko Depot is sold!

BLYTHEWOOD – Approximately seven years after council voted in August, 2012, to pursue an economic development project that was characterized as the site where a replica of the town’s original train depot would be built, it appears that the disposition of that replica, the Doko Depot spec building, which sits across from Town Hall, has […]

Bouknight charged for shooting into home

WINNSBORO – After eluding authorities for 10 days, a Winnsboro man has been arrested on charges stemming from a shooting incident that occurred on Saturday, Aug. 17 in the Popular Street area of Winnsboro. Charles Tyler Bouknight, 30, turned himself in to the Fairfield County Detention Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, according to Sheriff Will […]

Middleton returns to planning commission

BLYTHEWOOD – Former Planning Commission member Ernestine Middleton has been re-appointed to the Commission by Town Council after a three-year absence. Middleton has also run for a Town Council seat and the Richland District Two School Board. Middleton is a talent acquisition manager for the S.C. Department of Mental Health in Columbia and previously served […]

Second Zion Hill meeting set for Sept. 10

WINNSBORO – After a well-attended community meeting last month, facilitated by the Central Midlands Council of Goverments (CMCOG) to assess the needs of the Zion Hill and Fortune Springs Park neighborhoods, CMCOG is ready to present residents a draft plan for meeting those needs. The community meeting will be held at the Fairfield High Alumni […]

State Champs reunite after 50 years

WINNSBORO – Celebrating the big 5-0 anniversary of their 1969 AA football state championship title, a group of former Winnsboro Wildcats gathered this past weekend at the Fairfield County Career and Technology Center and McLendon Stadium to reunion with former teammates, coaches, and cheerleaders, rekindle old friendships, and relive their beloved glory days. A half […]

New Owners – New Club: Introducing the Blythewood Country Club

BLYTHEWOOD – The new Blythewood Country Club open house on Friday welcomed an outdoor patio full of guests to the new look of the former Windermere Club. Fred Layman, the club’s manager, introduced Jorge Martinez, the president and Principle Partner, COO David Biscan and other principles of the new venture. Guests enjoyed live music and […]

Council OKs first vote for industrial zoning

County: Rezoning Must be Finalized by Late September BLYTHEWOOD – Richland County made another appeal to Town Council Monday night, the strongest yet, to approve the rezoning of 162 acres west of I-77 for industrial use. That effort was met by strong opposition from a room full of citizens and a couple of council members. […]