McMaster offers incentive program

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Commerce Center on Peach Road was the site of Governor Henry McMaster’s announcement last Friday of a federal program that proposes to give extra incentives to companies who invest in new jobs and business in impoverished areas throughout the state. These areas are designated as Opportunity Zones. Accompanying McMaster were […]

Lawsuit filed against Councilman and County

WINNSBORO – Former Fairfield County Recreation Director, Lori Schaeffer, has filed a lawsuit against County Councilman Douglas Pauley and Fairfield County. The complaint, filed with the Fairfield County Clerk of Court on Feb. 12, 2018, alleges that Pauley illegally interfered with Schaeffer’s employment and was involved in her termination last fall such that he either […]

Update on SCE&G lawsuit

WINNSBORO – Last week attorneys for South Carolina Electric and Gas Company (SCE&G) argued in the Sixth Circuit Judicial Court for a change of venue for the lawsuit filed against them by Fairfield County. Attorneys for Fairfield County argued that the trial should remain in the county where the incident (the abandonment of reactors two […]

SCE&G asks for venue change

WINNSBORO – South Carolina Electric and Gas Company has filed a motion for a change of venue for the lawsuit Fairfield County filed on Nov. 29, 2017 against the utility for a temporary injunction.  The matter is to be heard on Thursday before Judge Paul Burch. “SCE&G is asking to have the trial moved to […]

Davenport: Fairfield County short on inventory

RIDGEWAY – The County’s Director of Economic Development, Ty Davenport, is tickled pink that the county has a potentially interested buyer for its only spec building, a 75,000 square foot big box in the Walter Brown Industrial Park off Cook Road, but his elation is exceeded by his worry that the County doesn’t have the […]

Fairfield County hires new directors

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Administrator Jason Taylor has announced the appointment of two department directors – Jason Pope, Director of the Fire Service and Chris Clausen, Planning and Community Development Director. “After 17 years of leaving the county every day to go to work, it’s a privilege and honor to come back home to work,” […]

County gingerly pursues Mt. Zion

WINNSBORO – Before going into executive session Monday evening to discuss a contractual matter concerning a Memorandum of Understanding and proposed deed agreement between the County and the Town of Winnsboro aimed at renovating Mt. Zion for use as County office space, County Administrator Jason Taylor laid out the sticking point. To go forward with […]

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Revitalization

I lived in Winnsboro for 25 years and participated in my community in many ways. Although I now live away from Fairfield County, I continue to be vitally interested in a place that will always be near to my heart. I support the proposal before council to revitalize property with historic significance and put it […]