Letter: R2 Chair Not Qualified

Only one apology was needed tonight. That should have come from R2 board chair Teresa Holmes for not knowing how to conduct a meeting. The primary person who was wrong tonight and who was the direct cause of the early end of the meeting was Teresa Holmes. She couldn’t make the correct decision that Mrs. […]

Letter: Chiropractor Keroson Retires

Winnsboro Chiropractic will be closing on September 30, 2021. It has been my pleasure to serve our community for 38 years as a Chiropractor.  I have had the privilege of meeting a lot of wonderful people and developing friendships with many of you, but now it is time for me to retire and close my […]

Guest Editorial: Hoof & Paw: Animal Shelter Needs Council’s help

Kathy Faulk, president of the Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society, addressed county council Monday night to express several serious concerns Hoof and Paw has regarding animal welfare in Fairfield County. Here’s what she had to say. To give you a clear understanding of what’s going on at the Fairfield County Animal Shelter, let’s start with […]

Letter: Long Wait to Speak

When I arrived at 5:50PM for the 6:30PM regular session of Monday’s Richland 2 board meeting, I learned I was too late to sign up to speak. A staff member explained that sign-up time ended at 5:45PM. Why in the world would you require speakers to show up at least 50 minutes before the board […]

Letter: Mine’s Neighbors Call on Council

As landowners and taxpayers in Fairfield County, we would like to call your attention to the fact that the proposed Luck Stone quarry is totally inconsistent with the County’s goals and principles stated in the 2021 Comprehensive Plan for Fairfield County (https://www.fairfieldsc.com/uploads/general/Comp-Plan-2021.pdf).  This plan Is located on the Fairfield County Council webpage as a Resource.  […]

Letter: County Council Should Stand With Us

I have met most of you, in my attendance at the council meeting the other night and appreciate your willingness to discuss the Luck Stone mine project that is going through DHEC approval and permitting currently through August 20th 2021. I have filed my concerns as they pertain to DHEC and my concerns as to […]

Letter: Forget politics, it’s time for common sense

This week, Richland County Council passed a mask mandate for schools and daycares.  The City of Columbia did the same a couple weeks ago.  Our school district is also looking into the legality of the state proviso prohibiting the use of funds for requiring mask usage for facility and students. Why are these bodies doing […]

Letter: Make Your Voice Heard

Sacrificing our ground water and other resources and the health of our environment for a handful of mining jobs is a BAD DEAL. Please make your voices heard on the Luck mining proposal.  Written comments on the mine operating permit application will be accepted through Friday, August 20, 2021, and should be submitted by email […]

Guest Editorial: Ask DHEC to say ‘NO’ to Luck

The concerns over the Luck Mining Company’s 100,000 gallon per day of water usage and water level drawdown needed in the latest proposed quarry operation in Fairfield County are of great concern to the Ridgeway community. The Town’s water tank standing by the quarry entrance is also the site of a major well which supplies […]

Letter: Teacher Village Questions

The Dominion Settlement with the county included $2.2 million for a Teacher’s Village. But the settlement doesn’t answer the big questions. Here are a few for starters. Will the settlement allotment cover everything including infrastructure, landscaping, insurance, etc? What guarantees will be in place to shield the already over-burdened Fairfield taxpayer from cost overruns? Who […]