SC House District 41 candidates have their say

SC Rep. Annie E. McDaniel I know District 41 and will fight for it because Fairfield is home. I am a lifelong resident of Fairfield County and educated by our public schools. I am a proud alumna of the University of South Carolina where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with […]

Kennedy files for District 41

WINNSBORO – Fred Kennedy, 65, of Winnsboro has filed to run for the House of Representatives, District 41, the seat currently held by MaryGail Douglas. A member of the United Citizens Party, Kennedy said his platform for the office is aimed at building up the Fairfield community, to improve housing and help people get jobs. […]

Board votes 2-1 for minimum salaries

WINNSBORO – It’s rare when a major school budget measure passes by a 2-1 vote, but that’s exactly what happened at a recent board meeting. On June 5, the Fairfield County Board of Trustees voted 2-1 on a motion directing Superintendent Dr. J.R. Green to develop options in which no district employee makes less than […]

McDaniel wins House Dist. 41 primary

WIINNSBORO – The South Carolina House District 41 seat turned over in Tuesday’s election with School Board Trustee Annie McDaniel taking the win over incumbent MaryGail Douglas in Fairfield, Chester and Richland Counties. With 2,483 votes (56.66%) to Douglas’s 1,899 votes (43.34%), McDaniel handily took western Fairfield County, both precincts (Kelly Mill and Lake Carolina) […]

School budget talks heat up

WINNSBORO – An apparently routine budget vote turned into a heated debate about how to address salaries in the Fairfield County School District. During discussion of the proposed $41.3 million budget, trustee Annie McDaniel said she wanted a deeper discussion about increasing salaries for support staff, some of whom she said make less than $20,000 […]

FCSD Board spars over employee salaries

WINNSBORO – Next year’s proposed budget includes pay raises for all school district employees, but some Fairfield County Board of Education members want to spend more. The board held a lively discussion Tuesday evening before unanimously passing first reading on the $41.2 million budget. Among the most vocal was board member Annie McDaniel, who took […]

Two file for Rep. Douglas’ House seat

WINNSBORO – Rep. MaryGail Douglas faces competition for her seat in the S. C. House of Representatives, District 41, in the June 12 Democratic Primary. Douglas, who represents Fairfield and Chester Counties and parts of Richland County, is seeking a fourth term. Annie McDaniel, a member of the Fairfield County Board of Trustees, is also […]

State Democrats Deny McDaniel Protest

The Chairman of the S.C. Democratic Party has denied a request for a hearing to protest the results of the June 26 runoff election in the Democratic Primary for the District 41 seat in the S.C. State House. Annie E. McDaniel, who lost to MaryGail Douglas by 742 votes in the June 26 runoff, submitted […]

McDaniel Campaign Protests Runoff

The runner-up in last week’s Democratic primary runoff for the District 41 seat in the S.C. State House has filed a protest with the state party. Annie E. McDaniel, who lost to MaryGail Douglas by nearly 1,000 votes in the June 26 runoff, filed a protest with the State Democratic Party Friday, claiming that Douglas […]