COVID case forces Griffins to adjust schedule

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield Central football team’s 3-0 run in Region 4-3A got put on hold because of a positive COVID-19 test from a player on the team. The Griffins, whose only loss came in a 25-18 non-region defeat to York, were set to play Mid Carolina (0-1 region, 0-2 overall) in its region finale […]

CT-scan COVID test available at PH-Fairfield

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield Covid-19 Taskforce is offering a CT scan for initial diagnosis of COVID with results provided to prescribing physicians within 24 hours. Protocols include any symptom of COVID and selected high risk individuals. CT-scans are recommended by the World Health Organization when PCR (sometimes known as the ‘nose swab’ testing) tests are […]

Library still closed, offers new options

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Library continues to be closed to the public, but has announced the following expansion of services with minimal contact. Expanded options are now offered for curbside pick-up for holds. Upon receiving notification that holds are ready for pick up, library patrons can access holds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and […]

Westwood High School reschedules football games

COLUMBIA — Westwood High school will reschedule two varsity and two junior varsity football games against Dreher High School and Irmo High School On Monday, October 5, 2020, 12 student athletes were placed on quarantine for 14 days after the school was notified that an athlete from the opposing team at the October 3 football […]

Coaches preview season challenges

BLYTHEWOOD – The wait for football season is nearly over—unless it isn’t. In South Carolina, as school districts have been cleared to take in students on and off campus, athletes have also been cleared to begin fall practice in the shadow of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Coaches and players alike are optimistic about playing a […]

$8.2M loans available to BW, Fairfield businesses

COLUMBIA – More than $8M is available for low interest loans to assist businesses and agribusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Loans can range from $50,000 to $750,000 and are available in 29 SC counties, including Richland and Fairfield counties. Funding for the SC Business Loan Fund (SCBLF) has been provided from the U.S. Economic […]

6th food distribution set for Aug. 13

WINNSBORO – The sixth Fairfield County distribution of free boxes of fresh produce is scheduled for distribution at five separate locations at the same time – Thursday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. Boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables will be limited to two boxes per car, one box per household. The five food distribution points […]

COVID-19 numbers by zip code

SCDHEC’s latest update for coronavirus case numbers in the following Blythewood and Fairfield County zip codes. BLYTHEWOOD – 304 reported cases FAIRFIELD COUNTY – 533 reported cases, 23 deaths Fairfield ranks sixth highest county in the state for COVID-19 cases at 2,385.11 per 100,000 residents Because DHEC does not report specific case numbers for several […]

R2 board approves Aug. 31 start date

COLUMBIA – The Richland Two Board of Trustees voted Tuesday night to approve a revised calendar for the upcoming school year. Aug. 31 will be the first day of school for students. It was announced during Tuesday night’s school board meeting that five days (Aug. 17 – 21) will be LEAP Days that are designed […]

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, […]