WINNSBORO – The Blythewood-Ridgeway-Winnsboro Cookie Elves were busy in their cookie workshop (Norma Branham’s kitchen) last week, preparing trays of homemade cookies for seniors and shut-ins in the three communities. In matching aprons, Elves Phyllis Gutierrez, Norma Branham, Beth Collins, Norma Branham, Leah Branham, Beth Collins, Jan Gregory and Denise Jones met the Sunday before […]

Winnsboro in Lights

WINNSBORO – Downtown Winnsboro was dressed for the holidays last Friday as the Winnsboro Merchants coordinated a luminary service for the community to honor and memorialize loved ones.          

Blythewood Christmas Parade

BLYTHEWOOD – The weather was sunshine and winter crisp, and the crowd was anxiously waiting. Once again, the Blythewood Christmas Parade did not disappoint. With about 75 entries, it lasted more than an hour. Because the parade had to be rescheduled due to weather, some entries were missing. But there were still plenty of firetrucks, […]

Hoof & Paw raises over $100,000 for animals

RIDGEWAY – The Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society debuted its much anticipated coffee table book last week in a special reception that paid tribute to the sponsors and volunteers who made the book a reality. “They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, this book was our baby and you were our […]

Christmas on the Ridge


It’s Christmas in Ridgeway

It’s Christmas in Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – The lighting of the town Christmas tree is one of Blythewood’s most popular traditions. It happens on the Sunday after Thanksgiving when folks from the community gather on the grounds of Town Hall around 5 p.m. They sing along with caroling choirs from area churches, enjoy refreshments and laugh at the mayor’s jokes […]

Fairfield High School Floats On

Winnsboro loves a parade

Musical light display brings folks to Mt. Valley Road

BLYTHEWOOD – Looking for a great local drive-by Christmas light show that dances to holiday music? You’ll find one of the most entertaining in the front yard of Mark and Pam Johnston’s home at 419 Mt. Valley Road in Blythewood. Created by Mark Johnston, who describes himself as an IT/Techy kind of guy, the show […]