County discusses moving momument

WINNSBORO – Efforts to potentially relocate Winnsboro’s Confederate monument is unlikely until at least 2021, according to Fairfield County officials. Fairfield County Council discussed, but took no action on a request from the Town of Winnsboro to relocate the town’s Confederate monument from its current location at the Mt. Zion Institute grounds to the Fairfield […]

Fairfield to host county-wide job fair

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County will host its first annual county-wide job fair for several industries in the community, including MLILY, Isola, Element, the SC Highway Patrol, PruittHealth, Mekra Lang and the Fairfield County School District. The fair will be held at three separate locations in the county – Winnsboro Recreation Center, Mitford Recreation Center and […]

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 4-10

WINNSBORO – During Monday night’s county council meeting, Council Chairman Neil Robinson presented a proclamation to Fairfield County Fire Services Director Jason Pope recognizing Oct. 4-10, as National Fire Prevention Week.

Fairfield seeks broadband expansion

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – With the announcement of $3.3 million in approved grant funding, Fairfield County is a step closer to its plan to extend broadband Internet service to rural residents. The funding approval announced Aug. 26 by the South Carolina Broadband Infrastructure Program will help local communications provider TruVista extend access to households in the […]

Two of nine council candidates off the ballot

WINNSBORO – Nine candidates have filed for three seats on Fairfield County Council for the Nov. 3 election, but only seven made the cut. Quincy Pringle, who filed for District 4, and Tony Armstrong, who filed for District 6, did not turn in a sufficient number of valid signatures of registered voters in their districts […]

Thank You

WINNSBORO – County Council recognized Fairfield County Emergency Services Director Phyllis Watkins for her service to the county at last week’s council meeting. Council Chairman Neil Robinson presented a plaque to Watkins for her 30 years of service.

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 […]

Candidates file for council, school board

WINNSBORO – Nine candidates have filed for three seats on Fairfield County Council and five have filed for three seats on the Fairfield County School Board. County Council Incumbent Jimmy Ray Douglas is running for re-election to his council seat as he seeks to continue serving District 2. Douglas is finishing his first term on […]

County proceeds with referendum

WINNSBORO – With minimal discussion, the Fairfield County Council moved forward at this month’s meeting with plans to put a wastewater treatment plant referendum on November’s ballot. If given final approval next month, the ballot question will ask voters to authorize a one percent sales tax in the county, and the county would issue bonds, […]

Notice of public Hearing: JAG Funds