Update on Richland County mass rezoning

COLUMBIA – The regular monthly meeting of the Richland County Planning Commission will not be held as planned on Monday, May 2, according to county officials. Instead, the Commission will hold a work session on the proposed new zoning map on Monday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at the council chambers at 2020 Hampton Street. […]

No injuries in drive-by shooting on College St.

WINNSBORO – The residents of a home in the 900 block of College Street were awakened by a hail of bullets just before 6 a.m., April 21. The couple said that when they heard bullets and breaking glass, and realized they were the target, they called 911 and immediately took cover. When Winnsboro Department of […]

Back on the Diamond

WINNSBORO – Those crisp new jerseys, cleats and gloves have officially been broken in as Fairfield County Recreation’s spring baseball and softball season began this week. Drawdy Park was packed on Monday’s opening night as the Rec featured t-ball games spread through the park’s three fields. The league’s older teams opened their seasons on Tuesday, […]

Ridgeway rec center sign defaced

RIDGEWAY – The sign announcing the location of the new $2.5M recreation center to be built in Ridgeway was defaced last week with the words: “Stop wasting our $$.” The location is on Highway 21 between Ridgeway and Blythewood. During the county council meeting Monday night, Chairman Moses Bell addressed the incident. “I was saddened […]

Two BHS students arrested with guns

BLYTHEWOOD – Two students at Blythewood High School were arrested on Monday and Tuesday for bring guns to campus. On Monday, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 15-year-old student after a teacher noticed a gun in the student’s waistband. The teacher secured the weapon and the student was arrested and charged without incident. According […]

Raised millage, deep cuts cast shadow over Fairfield budget

WINNSBORO – A proposed tax increase, cutting county departments by 10 percent, and other major budgetary matters came up during a Fairfield County Council work session Monday night. Described by one council member and others in attendance as “chaotic,” the meeting lasted over three hours. Taxpayers, however, didn’t get to see any of it. An […]

BW/Cobblestone lawsuit settled

BLYTHEWOOD – When Lenore and James Zedosky moved from West Virginia to South Carolina, they didn’t envision spending nearly five years of their retirement locked in litigation with a national home builder. Now the lengthy legal battle has finally reached a conclusion. On March 14, the Zedoskys along with two other residents and DR Horton […]

Man arrested in Blythewood for setting woman on fire

BLYTHEWOOD – A man who doused a woman with gasoline and set her on fire was arrested in Blythewood on March 22. According to Lott, 41-year-old Keitrick Stevenson was arrested without incident at a home in Blythewood Tuesday morning by the Midlands Gang Fugitive Task Force and Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Response Team. “I’ve […]

Harris denied bond for Fairfield murder

CHESTER – Amber Nicole Harris, one of the two people charged with carjacking a Fairfield County woman and beating her to death last year was denied bond Friday by Judge Paul Burch. The body of Linda Robinson was spotted on the side of Carpenter Rd. last August. She’d left her Blackstock-area home a few hours […]

Richland Co. Sheriff: Gregg Martin arrested for sex crime involving a child

COLUMBIA – A Blythewood and Columbia-area photographer was charged with a sex crime involving a child, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department reported. Gregg Martin, 53, was arrested April 8 after deputies received a report of him taking inappropriate photographs of a young girl under his care, the sheriff’s department said in a news release. An […]