Blythewood town council passes face mask ordinance

The 60-day ordinance goes into effect Monday, July 13, at 6 a.m. BLYTHEWOOD – In a special called town council meeting Friday evening, July 10, council voted 4 – 0 to pass an emergency ordinance requiring the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Councilman Larry Griffin was not in attendance. The […]

Lake Monticello Family Practice Now Open

COVID-19 numbers by zip code

SCDHEC’s latest update for coronavirus case numbers in the following Blythewood and Fairfield County zip codes. BLYTHEWOOD – 176 reported cases FAIRFIELD COUNTY – 334 reported cases, 22 deaths Fairfield ranks fifth highest county in the state for COVID-19 cases at 1,494.61 per 100,000 residents Because DHEC does not report specific case numbers for several […]

R2 delays sports practice indefinitely

COLUMBIA – The fall prep sports season in Blythewood took a blow Saturday when Richland District 2 delayed the start of athletics practices indefinitely because of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases across the state. “The decision was a difficult one to make because we know how much our students, coaches, band directors and JRTOC instructors […]

Guest Editorial: Face Masks Make the Difference

Some folks think masks are some new method of taking away our liberty.  Others feel they are unhealthy in being a basket for our germs.  And then there are those who believe wearing a mask is a political statement.  All these are hogwash. Aside from the CDC providing clear evidence that the wearing of masks […]

Lady Lana Reopens July 2

Winnsboro Town Council passes ordinance to require face masks be worn

WINNSBORO – In a special called meeting on Tuesday evening, the Winnsboro Town Council passed an emergency ordinance requiring face masks to be worn in retail establishments and restaurants. The order goes in to effect at 12:01 a.m., July 3 and will expire after 60 days. The order is renewable. The ordinance applies to everyone […]

Richland Two Superintendent contracts COVID-19

COLUMBIA – In an email to the news media, Richland School District Two Superintendent Dr. Barron Davis disclosed that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. “Over the weekend I started experiencing mild symptoms, including a sore throat and fever, and was tested on Sunday, June 28, 2020,” Davis wrote. “Following the recommended guidelines, I […]

BW July 3 fireworks postponed

BLYTHEWOOD – Council voted Monday night to postpone the annual July 3 fireworks event until another patriotic day such as Veteran’s Day or Purple Heart Day. Steve Hasterok, events manager at The Manor, told council members that many of the services that are needed to carry out the event and make it safe will not […]

Fairfield Provides Relief

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Fairfield County Council and Fairfield Forward provided more than 300 free boxes of fruits and vegetables for county residents on Tuesday, June 23 at three locations: Fairfield County Admin building and the Ridgeway and Greenbrier fire stations. Shown here are some of the Ridgeway volunteers loading food boxes.