Council thanks Goins, Douglas

WINNSBORO – With a light agenda before them, Fairfield County council members took the opportunity to recognize and thank two outgoing council members – Councilwoman Bertha Goins (District 4) and Councilman Jimmy Ray Douglas (District 2) for their service to the county. Chairman Neil Robinson presented plaques of appreciation to Douglas and Vice-Chair Goins who […]

Parting comments from councilman Jimmy Ray Douglas

I want to thank the people of District 2 for electing me to this seat in 2016.  And I want to thank the current council and Mr. Taylor for working together with us so well this last four years to accomplish a lot of good things for the county. It was my pleasure to serve […]

Green, Douglas spar over millage

WINNSBORO – They came to tout their successes as governmental agencies. But an emerging kerfuffle over the distribution of property tax revenues quickly became the focal point at a Fairfield County intergovernmental meeting Monday. At the previous week’s council meeting, Councilman Jimmy Ray Douglas publicly called out the Fairfield County School District, saying that the […]

Letter: Budget Instructions

Any organization that requests the Fairfield County Council pay for their auditor should supply the Council with the full audit where all monies are received and salary amounts and other expenditures enclosed. Any organization that is to receive a sum of money for a specified reason should not be reimbursed until receipts are supplied for payment. […]

March Madness Champion

Rebecca Cassellas, owner of Road Runner Cafe, presents $200 to Jimmy Ray Douglas of Winnsboro, the winner of The Voice’s March Madness Bracket contest. While two entries picked Villanova to win, Douglas had over 50% of his bracket correct.

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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Look for Progress

Fairfield County is in a good place. Not just because we have Jason Taylor as our Administrator, but because we have the I-77 Alliance offering to set up an animated website to market our 1100-acre industrial site. Nearly the entire I-77 Alliance meeting on Feb. 15 was about how to set up the website. The […]