Museum Plans for Busy 2013

WINNSBORO — Following on the heels of last month’s successful Christmas Open House, the Fairfield County Museum has some intriguing events lined up for early 2013. First up in 2013 is a second appearance and historical presentation on Native American History by Val Green at 11 a.m. on Jan. 24 in the Christ Central Community […]

Happiness is a Warm Blanket

During this time of year when people’s generosity abounds with the spirit of giving, the Women of the Church Organization at the Lake Wateree Presbyterian Church have heeded the call. Harriet Brown, a church member of Windemere Road, learned of a need for blankets for the Richland Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. Brown challenged the church […]

Puppy Love: Fundraiser to Benefit Animal Adoption Center

There are a number of agencies in Fairfield County to help humans, but not so for our four-legged friends. Fairfield County does have one very well-run organization, however, and the Fairfield County Animal Adoption Center is in urgent need of a new puppy house in order to keep the puppies separated from the larger dogs […]

A Familiar Face

Anyone who has lived at Lake Wateree or surrounding area for many years has heard the name Gloria Ann Morgan. Morgan is a staple at the lake. This country girl by birth was born and raised in Hartsville to Ella and Carson Douglas. Ella was a homemaker and Carson an electrician at DuPont. Gloria’s dad […]

Native American Heritage Month Observed with Local Lecture

What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the contributions made by the first Americans to this country and its growth has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the […]

Longtown Presbyterian Church Celebrates 130 Years

Longtown Presbyterian Church, located just 8 miles from the town of Ridgeway, hosted a Palmetto Presbytery meeting on Oct. 25 with light refreshments of ham biscuits and fruit in the morning, followed by a supper in the afternoon. The meal was catered by church members and owners of Lake Wateree’s Colonel Creek Grill, David and […]

A ‘Corny’ History of Little Candies

Well, we have one of the fall holidays behind us, Halloween. Are you wondering how many calories you ate with those little candy corns? It is hard to keep track when you grab them by the handfuls. Put your mind at rest: each tiny candy has only 3.57 calories per kernel. Even though it tastes […]

Things Get Creepy at State Park

More than 260,000 people visit Wateree State Park each year. Campers come from as far away as Canada and California and even countries in Europe to picnic, fish, play on the play equipment and hike the nature trails. But on Saturday, this lovely area became a “Creepy Campout.” “The campers have dressed in costumes and […]

Fairfield County Residents Take to the Streets to Stop Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and not just domestic violence should be acknowledged, but violence of all kinds. The 2012 Mayor’s walk was held in Finlay Park this month and a group from Winnsboro in Fairfield County held a similar march of their own at the same time. Violence in the home or gang-related […]

Residents at Laurel Baye Give their Dancing Shoes a Workout

For the seventh year, the Fairfield Healthcare Center of Laurel Baye, located on Bellfield Road in Ridgeway, held a family day for the residents and members of their families. This event is a special time for all the residents and one they look forward to each year. It is a time when families get together […]

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