Bell: Proposed dept needs are $10M over budget

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Council approved a lease agreement to operate a recreation site despite a majority of members not knowing the full cost or addressing low demand for recreation. On Monday night, the council voted 5-2 for the lease agreement with Dominion Energy. Council members Doug Pauley and Clarence Gilbert opposed. Pauley said the […]

Fairfield County gets $99M in settlement with Dominion

“We were never looking for a cash settlement. We were looking for projects that would lay the groundwork for the expansion and improvement of Fairfield County as well as economic development.” Jason Taylor, Fairfield County Administrator WINNSBORO – Fairfield County council voted Monday night to accept a settlement with Dominion Energy stemming from the cancelled […]

Planned power outage for Winnsboro Electric customers

WINNSBORO – Dominion Energy South Carolina will be making some electrical system upgrades to the transmission system that feeds the Town of Winnsboro’s electrical substation. This will require a 3-to-4-hour power outage, the primary outage date is Sat, April 17th with backup dates scheduled for May 15th and May 22nd. The outage is scheduled to […]

Dominion delays opening Lake Monticello recreation area

CAYCE – As part of its ongoing response to the coronavirus, Dominion Energy will delay opening public recreation facilities at Lake Monticello for the 2020 recreation season. The park normally opens in April for the summer season, however; the Lake Monticello beach swim area in Fairfield County will stay closed. Boat-launch areas at Lake Monticello, […]

Friends of the Earth statement on Dominion takeover of SCANA

A Bad Deal for Clean Energy in South Carolina and for SCE&G Ratepayers, who get Stuck Paying for the V.C. Summer Nuclear Reactor Debacle for 20 Years COLUMBIA, S.C. – On January 3, 2018, Dominion Energy and SCANA announced that Dominion has instigated a takeover of SCANA, a South Carolina-based utility. SCANA has been vulnerable to […]

SCE&G says it will pull license; Dominion Energy announces takeover of SCANA

CAYCE, S.C. – Barely two weeks after Fairfield County Council took South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) to court to request an injunction to prevent SCE&G from relinquishing its nuclear license for VC Summer Units 2 and 3, and before a judge could rule on the request, SCE&G filed a formal request with the […]