Fanning, McDaniel facing challengers

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – State Senator Mike Fanning, House Rep. Annie McDaniel and Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery all face challengers in the June 9 democratic primary. The winners of both the Senate and House races will also face Republican opponents on Nov. 3 in the general election. Fairfield Clerk of Court Judy Bonds and Fairfield […]

Sheriff: Church burglaries on rise

WINNSBORO – A recent rash of burglaries in vehicles parked in church parking lots during worship services has prompted Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery to issue an advisory encouraging citizens and church members to be vigilant for suspicious activity on church properties in the county. Someone burglarized a vehicle at a church in the Jenkinsville […]

Winnsboro man jailed for attempted murder

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s office charged James Ruben Woodard, 29, with attempted murder after witnesses say he shot at a man who Woodard and another unidentified man had been arguing with. The incident occurred about 2 a.m., Nov. 25. The victim reported that he had accused the unidentified man of stealing vehicles and […]

MTC students modify evacuation vehicle

WINNSBORO – The welding program at Midland’s Technical College- Fairfield Campus made modifications to an armored vehicle acquired by Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office through a federal military surplus program. Chuck Chelluk, welding instructor, and his students designed and built components to upgrade the seating capabilities of this vehicle. This armored vehicle is for limited use […]

Sheriff updates Greenbrier on Cambio

GREENBRIER- After making more than a hundred calls to Cambio Academy in the Greenbrier community since May and hearing from many residents about runaways from Cambio breaking and entering and causing property damage and harrassing Greenbrier residents, Sheriff Will Montgomery held a community meeting last week at Greenbrier United Methodist Church. While Montgomery didn’t have […]

Fairfield Man killed in Hit and Run

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Coroner’s Office along with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, are investigating a pedestrian fatality which occurred at 17895 Highway 34 West in Fairfield County at approximately 12:48 AM, on November 19, 2017. Coroner Chris Hill states that Tavares Deantonio March, age 33, of 1517 Chappelltown Road in Winnsboro died […]

Gibson Backs Lewis in Runoff for Sheriff

Montgomery Gets Nod from Richland County Sheriff WINNSBORO – Ricky Gibson, whose bid for Sheriff came up short in the Sept. 30 special election Democratic primary, has thrown his support behind Keith Lewis in advance of this Tuesday’s primary runoff. Lewis, currently Chief Deputy at the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, faces Richland County deputy Will […]

See You in Two Weeks . . .

Sheriff’s Race Heads to Run-Off WINNSBORO – Voters failed to pick a clear winner in Tuesday’s primary for the special election for Fairfield County Sheriff. They did, however, narrow the field of candidates down to two. Keith Lewis, currently the Chief Deputy for the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, and Will Montgomery, a Richland County Sheriff’s […]

Lawmen Stump for Top Cop Spot

WINNSBORO – All five candidates running for Fairfield County Sheriff answered questions in a forum at the Winnsboro Woman’s Club on Sept. 18. Participating were Ricky Gibson, a Fairfield County school resource officer; Odell Glenn, a Richland County investigator; Keith Lewis, the Chief Deputy of Fairfield County; Will Montgomery, a Richland County deputy; and John […]

Skeletal Remains Discovered in Fairfield County

Investigators with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office are hoping that partial skeletal remains discovered Saturday morning may put to rest a 2-year old missing persons case. The Sheriff’s Office said the remains, discovered by a timber crew off Hope Road in Fairfield County, may be those of William Ira Pound Jr., the 54-year-old Batesburg-Leesville man […]

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