WINNSBORO – To show their appreciation to the Winnsboro Police Department, above, and the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department for their vigilance during the Time of Corona, last week the Winnsboro Lions Club delivered 85 bags of home baked cookies to two law enforcement agencies. “We want them to know that we appreciate them for all […]

Oops! Pot alarm brings deputies

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Angelo A. Noce, 37, on Thursday, May 7 after responding to an alarm call at Noce’s residence, 230 Doty Road Extension in Winnsboro. Upon arrival, deputies found a window that had been broken during a possible attempted burglary. Following standard protocol for alarm responses, deputies checked the exterior […]

Salaries top budget discussions

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County leaders warned that it would be a lean budget, and council members illustrated that during a series of votes Monday night. In all, council members considered 18 amendments to the proposed $46,757,741 budget, which also received second reading. The budget requires three readings to take effect. Salary and personnel requests highlighted […]

Sheriff seeks help IDing suspect

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a burglary suspect. An unknown individual broke into a residence in the Monticello area of Fairfield County near SC 215 and Lake View Circle on Friday, April 17 between 10 and 11 a.m. An image of the suspect was captured on […]

Murder suspects arrested

WINNSBORO – Two men have been arrested in connection with a murder and an attempted murder that occurred last weekend in Winnsboro. Rondell Trapp, 35, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Richland County by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Neil Smith, Jr, 26, was arrested early Wednesday morning in Lexington County by Fairfield County Sheriff’s […]

Sheriff seeks suspects in convenience store burglaries

FAIRFELD COUNTY – During the past several weeks, there have been several convenience store burglaries throughout Fairfield County, as well as several similar incidents in surrounding counties. During these incidents, one or two unknown individuals are forcing their way into these businesses by breaking glass windows or doors. Upon entry, they steal mostly cigarettes and […]

Mitford man arrested for armed robberies

WINNSBORO – A suspect wanted for two armed robberies in Fairfield County has been arrested, Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery has announced. Nycholas D Price, 27, of the Mitford area, has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime on Jan. 31, 2020, […]

FCSD, SLED silent on chase, shooting

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department is not commenting on a reported chase and subsequent crash involving two County Sheriff’s Department vehicles in pursuit of another vehicle, which ended with a shooting with injuries. The incident reportedly occurred on Sunday night, with the chase commencing on Highway 321 and ending in the vicinity […]

Law, Lab & Order at Richard Winn

WINNSBORO – Law and Order is not just a TV show…it was the subject of career day at Richard Winn Academy three weeks ago. Three alums from high schools in Fairfield County introduced students to law and order…and labs, the process of solving crimes and bringing criminals to justice. Jeff Talbert, a Fairfield Central High […]

Parades, tree lightings, markets, plays, shopping and more ahead

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – While shopping Fairfield stores is already in full swing, the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce is upping the game with its annual Shop Fairfield First program that starts Friday, Dec. 6.. Participating merchants in downtown Ridgeway and Winnsboro will receive signup slips to be filled out by the customer when making a […]