Update: Richland County Planning Commission missing minutes

COLUMBIA – With much of the public unaware, Richland County Council, on Nov. 16 2021, adopted an ordinance for a new Land Development Code (LDC) that would require every parcel in the unincorporated (primarily rural areas of) Richland County to be rezoned in one fell swoop. That’s over 110,000 parcels. To make the Code fully […]

Samuel Greg Boney

Samuel Greg Boney, 62, of Blythewood passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022.  Born in Columbia, he was the son of Bobby Samuel Boney and Betty Abell Boney. Greg served the citizens of Fairfield County as a law enforcement officer for about 23 years, last serving as a Deputy with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, […]

Judith Price Case

On July 29, 2022, Judith Price Case, 75, went home to be with her Heavenly Father.  After a courageous battle with a rare type of breast cancer, she was in remission.  She then battled lung, liver, and spinal cancer. She succumbed to the aftermath of a stroke.  Affectionately known as “Mrs. Judy,” she was born […]

Karan Teresa Crout

COLUMBIA – Karan Teresa Crout, 64, of Columbia, died Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Born August 25, 1957, in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Curtis and Dorothy Hood Crout.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Glenda Crout and Sandra Louise Crout Day.  Karen was a […]

Edward Hunter Mills

BLACKSTOCK – Edward Hunter Mills, 93, of Blackstock passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022.  Born in Blackstock, he was the son of the late Edward McDaniel and Annie Hooks Mills.  Ed retired after 39 years as a Fairfield County Ranger with the S.C Forestry Commission.  He retired as First Sergeant after 40 years with […]

William Dean Sharpe, Sr.

BLYTHEWOOD – Funeral Services for William Dean (Bill) Sharpe, Sr., 68, of Blythewood, will be held at 10 o’clock, Saturday, July 30th, at Sandy Level Baptist Church, 408 Blythewood Road, Blythewood. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o’clock, Friday evening at Shives […]

Gail W. Douglas

Gail W. Douglas of Winnsboro passed away Thursday, June 30, 2022 in Columbia, SC. Born January 21, 1949 in Winnsboro, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence E. and Elizabeth “Lib” Brazzell Walters. Gail graduated from Winnsboro High School and was a retired seamstress and restaurant employee. She was a member of Washington Street […]

Mary McGuire Fitzpatrick

BLYTHEWOOD – Mary McGuire Fitzpatrick, 72, of Blythewood passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022. She lived in Blythewood 33 years. Born in Monterey, CA, she was the daughter of the late James Francis and Mary Irene Nutt McGuire.  She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert “Bob” Fitzpatrick; son, Chad R. Fitzpatrick […]

Kenneth W. Baldwin, Jr.

COLUMBIA – Kenneth W. Baldwin, Jr. passed away peacefully June 13, 2022. He had been a resident of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community in Columbia, SC since 2016.    He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Baldwin Sr., of Columbia and Myrtle Beach, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Baldwin of […]

John Cornwell Gibson

John Cornwell Gibson was born in Troy, S.C., the first of three children. He graduated from Newberry College with a cum laude degree in Chemistry.  He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army 17th armored Engineering Battalion where he was called to provide relief, due to a Hurricane in the Netherlands and learned to flock, […]