Council OKs SRO vehicle funding for MSI

WINNSBORO – Until now, Midlands STEM Institute (MSI), a public charter school in Winnsboro, was the only public school in Fairfield not provided with a school resource officer (SRO). But that omission was righted at last week’s county council meeting when council voted 6 – 1 to approve $60,273.63 for a Dodge Charger and all […]

Rec Center, Market funding sent forward to council

WINNSBORO – The County Administration and Finance Committee recommended to council the allocation of $130,000 Monday evening for two capital building projects intended to contribute to the overall health of Fairfield County residents – a fitness center and the Farmer’s Market building. The the recommended funds come from the existing $500,000 capital building projects budget. […]

Council votes to outlaw dog tethering

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County voted unanimously Monday night to unleash a ban on animal tethering, an important protection animal advocates say will help reduce animal injuries and abuse cases. Members of the Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society as well as staff from the county animal shelter were on hand to celebrate the ordinance. “It’s been […]

County to hold hearing on WWTP

WINNSBORO – The commission of the Fairfield Joint Water and Sewer Authority will conduct a public hearing to receive public comment regarding the construction of a wastewater treatment plant with a planned discharge of treated effluent into Big Cedar Creek located in southern Fairfield County. The Fairfield Joint Authority will provide an update to the […]

Fairfield County wastewater plant site search continues

WINNSBORO – The issue of the county’s proposed wastewater treatment plant was not on Monday night’s agenda, but it was a topic of conversation during the second public comment session and again during council time Gary Coats, who lives near Cedar Creek in Richland County, and Ruchelle Gee, a resident of the Center Creek Community, […]

Council nixes Ridgeway library purchase

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Council voted Monday night (4-3) against purchasing the building that houses the Ridgeway library. That vote came after County Administrator Jason Taylor advised council that the two-year lease on the Ridgeway library is coming to a close in June, and that the county must either move forward and purchase the building […]

Cedar Creek residents push back against proposed wastewater discharge site

CEDAR CREEK – About a hundred residents of the northeast section of Blythewood 29016 and the southern part of Fairfield County, many of whom live along Cedar Creek, met in the Cedar Creek Community Center Sunday afternoon to discuss a wastewater treatment plant Fairfield County Council has proposed to locate on a 50-acre property on […]

Wastewater treatment plant draws fire from residents

WINNSBORO – Over a hundred residents from lower Fairfield County, Cedar Creek and the northwestern section of Blythewood, including the mayor of Blythewood, filled Fairfield county council chambers and an overflow room Monday evening during a three hour council meeting over concerns about a wastewater treatment plant that council has proposed on a site near […]

Letter: Residents Misunderstood

The Fairfield County Council meeting last night (1/13/20) was quite a good show. Neighbors from Center Creek Community misunderstood the Resolution. We voted to pass the Resolution so we could have money to purchase property in the Southeastern part of Fairfield County. It was not a vote to purchase the Syrup Mill Road property. We […]

Council looks at no tethering for dogs

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County is one vote away from unleashing a ban on animal tethering, an important protection animal advocates say will help reduce animal injuries and abuse cases. On Dec. 9, council members unanimously passed second reading of the ordinance, which also includes provisions curtailing animal hoarding. Third and final reading will likely occur […]