FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Students in schools throughout Fairfield County took their learning outdoors on Monday as they caught views of the partial solar eclipse.

Ridge Riders, POTR donations help make Christmas happen in Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY – The Ridge Riders showed up at Geiger Elementary School bright and early Friday morning and handed the school’s Principal, Myra Bramlett a $2,000 check. “We want all the kids in Fairfield County to have a Merry Christmas this year,” Ridge Riders President Dwight Robertson said. Accepting the check, Bramlett thanked the group for […]

Geiger teachers deliver summer reads

RIDGEWAY – While it seems that appreciation for teachers everywhere has soared during the recent months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Geiger Elementary School second graders and their parents likewise have a great admiration and thankfulness for their teachers, Lori Yarborough and Blair Branham. Yarborough and Branham, along with the help of the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire […]

Fairfield’s new kind of ‘homeschool’

RIDGEWAY – It was during the week of March 9 that Nicole Collins Hunter, a child development teacher for four year olds, at Geiger Elementary in Ridgeway, and her fellow teachers were advised by school administrators to begin preparing remote learning packets for their students in case of a shutdown of schools due to the […]

Fairfield County students are back to school

Geiger teacher’s summer reading initiative sparks community effort

RIDGEWAY – What started as a request to friends on Facebook by Geiger Elementary School Child Development teacher Nicole Collins Hunter quickly turned into a community effort. Hunter knew that most of her students would not have access to books over the summer and worried about them battling the ‘summer slide,’ so on March 26, […]

Arts on the Ridge 2019

RIDGEWAY – The 2019 Arts on the Ridge featured the art of writing during its second annual literary festival. Organizer Phyllis Gutierrez welcomed attendees to the whimsically yarn-bombed town and invited them to visit with 17 S.C. authors who were on hand to talk about literature and sign their own books. This year’s Friend of […]

The Pig Gives Back

RIDGEWAY – Pig on the Ridge committee representatives Tom Connor and Henry Dixon present a check for $1,000 to the Barclay School to help fund its fledgling program for students who learn differently. Below, they also donated $300 to Geiger Elementary Principal Myra Bramlett for the school’s “Look For The Good Project” that the school […]

Chief survives move to fire him

NAACP, School officials called to defend Culp RIDGEWAY – Christopher Culp still has his job. Ridgeway’s police chief was not present when town council members killed an effort to fire him immediately. Councilman Rufus Jones made a motion to immediately fire Culp, but the motion died when nobody seconded it. Culp’s brush with potential termination […]

American Legion’s poppy contest honors veterans

WINNSBORO – The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 16 recognizes second grade students of Fairfield County schools who won their annual Poppy Coloring Contest.  The coloring contest brings awareness to the poppy’s symbolism of the services and sacrifices of veterans who have served the United States of America. Elementary schools in Fairfield County School District and […]

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