Sheriff seeks information about car break-ins along SC Hwy 200

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Several vehicle break-ins occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 11 at residences in the S.C. Hwy 200 area of Fairfield County. The break-ins occurred between Wilson Chevrolet and Old River Road (Secondary 41). Items taken include pocketbooks and other small items from inside the vehicle. There were no signs […]

Winnsboro woman arrested, charged with murder

WINNSBORO – Carrie Elizabeth James, 40, of Douglas 1 Rd. in the Winnsboro area of Fairfield County, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Melissa McClain, 43, of the same address. On Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, shortly after noon, Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the residence of Melissa McClain and Carrie […]

LPGA vet Diaz wins Professional Sr. Division

BLYTHEWOOD – The 3rd Annual South Carolina Women’s Open, played last weekend at its new venue, the Cobblestone Park Golf Club, is in the books. The three-day event saw mostly good weather with a slight breeze and only one downpour. The greens were smooth and fairways plush with tons of talent teeing it up from […]

State Farm re-opens in new building

BLYTHEWOOD – After 11 years of serving Blythewood as a State Farm Insurance agent on Blythewood Road, Sandy Khan decided to build a new building on the same location to house her business. “I knew just what I wanted. I could vision it…a fresh new business look,” she said. “So, I just designed it myself,” […]

Free and reduced lunch applications available

COLUMBIA – The USDA waivers that allowed Richland Two to provide meals to all families are expiring on August 20. No meals will be served the following week of August 24. On August 31, the first day of school, the district will begin their Phase 1 Meal Plan. Families who qualify for free and reduced […]

R2 names Executive Directors

COLUMBIA – Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, Richland School District Two will have an Executive Director of Elementary Schools and Executive Director of Secondary Schools. At a special called board meeting Thursday, July 9, 2020, Superintendent Dr. Baron R. Davis recommended and the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees approved the selection of Tracy M. […]

Uncle Harry’s Big Day

BLYHEWOOD – Harry Griffin, who turned 79 on Monday, started celebrating early with a surprise drive-by birthday party on Sunday, organized by family members in his front yard. More than 50 vehicles and five generations of Griffins, including two sons, three grandchildren and several great grandchildren and friends drove through his yard, shouting and singing […]

Dabbs commissions in Airforce

BLYTHEWOOD – On Aug. 17, Blythewood resident R. Hunter Dabbs commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Airforce. Dabbs, who graduated from Blythewood High School (BHS) in 2016, completed his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Carolina in 2020. Dabbs was the 2015 recipient of the Blythewood Rotary Club, Chef William Turner […]

10 file for 3 open R2 board seats

COLUMBIA – The three open school board seats in Richland Two will be contested during the Nov. 3 general election. As of Monday, the last day to file for a seat on the Richland Two board, 10 candidates have filed for the three seats. Those candidates are: Incumbents Lindsay Agostini, Monica Elkins and James Shadd. […]

Fairfield Electric names student representatives

Annual Trips Canceled Due to Coronavirus FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Fairfield Electric Cooperative selected seven local high school students to represent the cooperative and be part of two memorable summer experiences. Gavin Douglas of Richard Winn Academy, Jason Huse of Blythewood High School, Angela Fang of Lugoff-Elgin High School and Abigail Hutson-Smith of Fairfield Central High […]