County hires $200/hour consultant to assist admin

WINNSBORO – The County’s Human Resources Director Brad Caulder was hired last month by the majority 4 as the county’s interim administrator to replace former Fairfield County Administrator Jason Taylor. Last week Caulder hired a $200 per hour consult to assist him in his administrative duties. Ed Driggers, a consultant with Parker Poe, will be […]

How will majority 4 spend $7.6M?

WINNSBORO – Approximately $7.6 million is coming to Fairfield County this month from the Dominion settlement, and county council is looking at their options for how to spend it. According to the $99.5 million settlement agreement, which was finalized in May and resulted from the county’s lawsuit in relation to the failed nuclear plant project, […]

Bell, Roseborough announce new location for $2.5M Ridgeway rec center

RIDGEWAY – The majority 4 council members voted last month to option two 1-1/2 acre parcels of land in the Town of Ridgeway for $300,000 to build a recreation center. The $2.5 million funding for the project is part of the $99 million Dominion settlement with Fairfield County. After two weeks of push back from […]

Majority 4 send MLK monument to Mt. Zion

Council Options Land for $2.5M Ridgeway Rec Center WINNSBORO – The majority 4 on Fairfield County Council – Moses Bell, Shirley Greene, Mikel Trapp and Tim Roseborough voted to support the erection of a monument to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the grounds of the renovated Mt. Zion property which will serve as […]

Caulder accepts position of Fairfield interim admin

Caulder to Receive Annual Salary of $125K for up to 6 months WINNSBORO – The majority 4 on Fairfield County Council voted Thursday, June 3, to hire Brad Caulder, their sixth choice, for interim administrator. The vote came following a five minute executive session during a special called meeting. Caulder is the county’s director of […]

Majority 4 suggest scaling back on courthouse renovation

WINNSBORO – It’s not every day when the solicitor and public defender make the same argument. But when it comes to the condition of the existing Fairfield County Courthouse, Randy Newman and William Frick were on the same side at a recent County Council meeting, fully endorsing the proposed renovation project. Addressing council members, both […]

Fairfield’s 4th interim admin choice out; Caulder, Squirewell up next

WINNSBORO – Time’s almost up for Fairfield County to designate an interim or permanent administrator before running afoul of state law. In spite of four failed attempts in as many weeks to seat an interim administrator, the county’s top elected official asserted Tuesday night that one would be confirmed by Thursday evening, June 3. At […]

Fourth candidate for interim administrator pulls out, two more being considered

WINNSBORO – A special meeting of Fairfield County Council was called for 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 1, for the purpose of discussing a candidate for the position of interim county administrator. Council members had been told in a Tuesday morning email from Council Chairman Moses Bell that they would be interviewing educator David L. Rawlinson. […]

Without administrator, county is at risk of violating state law

WINNSBORO – Four days after being offered the job, Gerald Seals is out as Fairfield County’s interim county administrator. Now Fairfield County is at risk of violating state law if an interim or permanent administrator isn’t installed by June 4. On Monday night, after discussing Seals in executive session, Fairfield County Council voted 7-0 to […]

Seals is out 4 days after being hired as interim county administrator

WINNSBORO – Days after he was offered the job, Gerald Seals is no longer Fairfield County’s interim county administrator. County Council Chairman Moses Bell informed members of the council prior to Monday’s council meeting. Seals is the second candidate in the past week to be publicly offered the position of interim administrator, only to abruptly […]