Historic Winnsboro home burned

WINNSBORO – A historic Winnsboro home built in the 1800’s was destroyed in an early morning fire in downtown Winnsboro on Monday, Oct 29. The home, located at 225 S. Congress Street, is owned by William Sanders, 72, who said he has lived in the home for 19 years. One of Mr. Sanders’ two dogs, […]

Rambo named Volunteer Firefighter of the Year

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Fire Director Jason Pope, left, and Greg Gerber, Deputy Director, present the 2019 Volunteer Firefighter of the Year award to Aaron Rambo last month.

It took a village

WINNSBORO – An evening phone call from a concerned CVS customer about hearing a cat down the parking lot storm drain turned into a four-hour, multi-department rescue effort.  Fairfield  County fireman Jay Joyner lowered the truck’s ladder into the storm drain for Trip Peak, Town of Winnsboro Director of Gas, Water and Sewer, and Mikey […]

Pope: We need 120 volunteer firefighters

WINNSBORO – There was good news and bad news about the 20 grass fires that burned 100 acres along Highway 315 S. in Jenkinsville last week. The good news: “Thanks to the quick actions of our volunteer firefighters, there were no injuries and no structures damaged. Our emergency units did amazing work,” Fairfield County Fire […]

Blair brush fires burn 125 acres

WINNSBORO – Multiple brush fires were reported Saturday afternoon in the Jenkinsville area along Highways 215 and 213. Fairfield County Fire Chief Jason Pope said the fires, which were first reported a little after 2 p.m., consumed about 125 acres. Thirty emergency personnel were on scene as well as 11 fire and emergency units including […]

Going Up

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Recreation Director Russell Price and Deputy Fire Director Greg Gerber were lifted to the top of the Town Clock by a ladder truck to meet Greenbrier Fire Chief Sammie Castles, who gave a $300 donation from the Fairfield County fire chiefs to the Recreation Department. Price, pictured right with Castles, will […]