Sharing Food

Distribution volunteers Rep. Annie McDaniel and Fairfield County Recreation Department employee Larry Perry load boxes of fruits and vegetables into 200 vehicles at the Fairfield County Commerce Center during the County’s fifth food distribution event. Sponsored by Fairfield County Council and Fairfield Forward, the event distributed a total of 800 boxes at the Commerce Center, […]

Fanning, McDaniel win big

WINNSBORO – In the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, State Sen. Mike Fanning (Dist. 17) and House Rep. Annie McDaniel (Dist. 41) both took home big wins to represent their party in November for second terms. Fanning kept his seat with 7,823 votes (67.93%) to former House Dist. 41 representative MaryGail Douglas’s 3,694 votes (32.07%). District […]

Democratic Primary Election Results: Fairfield County

Local democratic primary election results for Fairfield County challenged races: State Sen. Mike Fanning and House Rep. Annie McDaniel took home big wins. State Sen. Mike Fanning (Dist. 17) kept his seat with 7,823 votes (67.93%) to MaryGail Douglas’s 3,694 votes (32.07%). House Rep. Annie McDaniel (Dist 41), with 4,811 votes (71.01%) resisted newcomer Charlene […]

Fairfield polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m.

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday. State Senator Mike Fanning, House Rep. Annie McDaniel and Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery all face challengers in the June 9 democratic primary. Fairfield Clerk of Court Judy Bonds and Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill are both running unopposed […]

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 […]