Letter: WWTP Threatens Creek

My ancestors can be traced to Fairfield County more than 100 years back. I came here 20 years ago to get away from “the city” and urban sprawl. I feel that I belong here and I want to stay here. I would like to know that decision is because I choose to stay not because […]

A News Comment: What does the McClatchy bankruptcy really mean?

When The Hill, a website based in Washington, D.C. and focused on politics, policy, business and international relations, broke the news to early risers last Thursday morning that McClatchy, the nation’s second-largest newspaper company, had filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, the ground shook underneath newspaper offices, large and small, across America even though insiders […]

Letter to the Editor: Stop Nepotism

We are all too keenly aware of the harmful effects of insider favoritism in politics. The recent Fairfield County/Chester County magistrate debacle certainly underscored the problems manifested by good ole’ boy practices. Fortunately, the state legislature has introduced bill, H.5090, which takes a step to address the problem of family elections/appointments to a judicial office. […]

Letter: Say No to R2 Super’s Gig

The published agenda for the Feb. 11 R2 School Board meeting included a request to change the March 24 meeting to March 31 to accommodate a request from the Digital League of Innovative Schools and the Compton Unified School District. “These organizations have asked [Superintendent] Dr. Davis to present on the equity initiatives underway in […]

Guest Editorial: Please Come Out and Vote

Four years ago I was honored to be elected as a member of Blythewood Town Council. It was an extraordinary and rewarding experience for me and I want to build upon that experience and continue to serve Blythewood’s residents as a member of council. Having lived in Ashley Oaks since 2004 I have seen the […]

Court rules on agenda additions

COLUMBIA – If a recent common pleas court ruling stands, public bodies, including town and county councils, will not be allowed to add an item to an agenda unless the vote is prompted by an existing emergency and meets other requirements. And since an appeal is planned, an important precedent for public bodies on this […]

Letters: Opposes wastewater site

I attended and spoke at the Jan. 13 regular Fairfield County Council meeting and left there in total shame asking why do some of these council members not listen to the public, to their neighbors or their constituents?  In my personal opinion, the meeting was a farce, and a disgrace to the public. It was […]

Letter: Residents Misunderstood

The Fairfield County Council meeting last night (1/13/20) was quite a good show. Neighbors from Center Creek Community misunderstood the Resolution. We voted to pass the Resolution so we could have money to purchase property in the Southeastern part of Fairfield County. It was not a vote to purchase the Syrup Mill Road property. We […]

Guest Editorial: Simply pick up a piece of litter

As a Game Warden with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources SCDNR, I know what a a massive, seemingly endless undertaking it is to enforce litter control. That’s why our department began working with Palmetto Pride this year to help clean up Richland County. Palmetto Prides’ slogan, Litter Trashes Everyone, rings true. The amount […]

Letter: Future Is Bright in Fairfield

Fairfield’s 2019 September and October unemployment rates were the county’s lowest rates in at least the last two decades, according to the South Carolina Unemployment Rate and the FRED Economic Data. In fact, October’s 3.1 percent unemployment rate is less than half the 6.4 percent rate just three years ago. All of this progress was […]