Fairfield First Steps scores in SC’s top four

WINNSBORO – There are only three school districts in the state whose five year olds are more ready for kindergarten than those in Fairfield County, according to the statewide First Steps Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) scores released in August. “It’s an indication for the county as a whole not just for our First Steps program […]

Teacher village hits a snag

WINNSBORO – The proposed Teacher Village is still on summer break. Fairfield County Council has already passed two readings to award tax breaks to Gorelick Brothers, a North Carolina hedge fund, to build the proposed subdivision catering to Fairfield County teachers. But third reading remains on hold due to disagreements over inserting an indemnification clause, […]

Blythewood Royalty

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood High School crowned Rhett James and Haley Nord (center) Homecoming King and Queen last Friday at halftime of their game against Fairfield Central. Muluken Hass, left, and Jade Frasier, right, were crowned prince and princess.

R2 acknowledges WHS threat

BLYTHEWOOD – A Westwood High School student has been charged with multiple crimes after bringing weapons on campus Tuesday, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department reported. The 15-year-old student was overheard by another student threatening to “shoot up the school.” He later brought the weapons to the school, the sheriff department’s news release said. The student […]

R2 board votes 12.3% pay hike for Super

Board Split Over Size of Raise, Polling COLUMBIA – It’s been a profitable summer for Dr. Baron Davis, superintendent of the Richland Two school district. On July 1, Davis’ salary rose from $191,904 to $197,661 after he accepted a STEP increase coupled with a 1 percent raise the district gave administrators. Six weeks later, the […]

School Board spars over new policies

Hartman: Proposed Policies are Attempt to Control Information, Shut Down Dissent WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County School District is taking steps some trustees say are designed to muzzle anyone offering alternative viewpoints. At Tuesday night’s monthly meeting, the Fairfield board passed first reading of a pair of policies – one a revision and one a […]

Fairfield County students are back to school

County, FCSD disagree on ‘Promise’

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County and the Fairfield County school district still have some homework to finish before a plan allowing students to attend college at no cost takes effect. County Council on Monday approved its version which would cover college costs for qualifying Fairfield County students enrolling in Midlands Technical College’s Winnsboro campus. The vote […]

Post 8346 gives back

RIDGEWAY – The Lake Wateree VFW Post 8346 Auxiliary recently held a family day in Ridgeway and raised $294. They then donated that full amount to Ridgeway’s Barclay School. Head Master Gillian Barclay holds the check.

Eagles Spread Wings

COLUMBIA – Five rising seniors from Richard Winn Academy attended Palmetto Boys and Girls State earlier this summer. Pictured, from left, are attendees Hudson Wade, Jimmy McKeown, Riley Simpson, Ansley Parker and Carson Stuck.