Winnsboro Moves Forward on Sewer Project

WINNSBORO (Sept. 28, 2016) – After two years of haggling, the Town of Winnsboro finally appears ready to move forward on their McCulley Creek sewer line project. Following executive session at their Sept. 20 meeting, Council voted to authorize John Fantry, the Town’s utilities attorney, to begin the process of obtaining rights of way on properties […]

Wall of Prayer –

The Rev. Craig Bailey, Pastor of Winnsboro’s First Baptist Church, addresses the crowd gathered outside the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday evening to participate in a ‘Wall of Prayer’ to honor and thank the County’s first responders. Sponsored by Rep. MaryGail Douglas and Sen. Creighton Coleman, The Wall was created as those attending joined hands […]

Phillips Granite Co. Enters New Era

WINNSBORO (Sept. 16, 2016) – After 83 years in business, Phillips Granite Company has decided to partner with Gulden Monuments of York County. The granite company has been in the family for three generations and was the last monument manufacturer in South Carolina. “My grandfather moved here in 1933 and started his own granite business and […]

Winnsboro Man Charged with Murder

WINNSBORO (Sept. 14, 2016) – A Winnsboro man was arrested and charged with murder earlier this month after a domestic dispute spiraled out of control, leaving one man dead. The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office said Cornelius Laderrick Alston, 39, was arrested on Sept. 3, not far from the home in the 1700 block of Smalls Chapel […]

Council Rethinks Poe Hire

Hospital Negotiations Land in County’s Lap WINNSBORO (Sept. 15, 2016) – During Monday’s County Council meeting, County Administrator Jason Taylor called members’ attention to a request for action to engage the services of Parker Poe Consulting, LLC for assistance with legal matters relating to Fairfield Memorial Hospital. The issue had been sent forward to Council by […]

Questions Raised Over County-Pope Contract

WINNSBORO (Sept. 15, 2016) – A contract signed by the County last June to retain former interim County Administrator J. Milton Pope as a consultant may have skipped a step on its way to execution, according to some members of County Council. According to the minutes from the May 23 meeting, Council came out of executive […]

Confusion Reigns Over Rezoning

Council Tables Request, Seeks Legal Advice RIDGEWAY (Sept. 15, 2016) – Confusion over Ridgeway’s zoning ordinance continued to plague Town Council last week as a motion on second reading to amend that ordinance to rezone .82 acres at the fork of highways 21 and 34 failed to carry. Instead, Council opted to table the amendment and […]

IGA Robbed at Gunpoint

BLYTHEWOOD (Sept. 15, 2016) – A man armed with a handgun held up the IGA grocery store at 135-B Blythewood Road Sunday night, making away with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to an incident report from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect, described as a black male in his late 30s to early 40s, […]

The Big Grab Map

Check out the map to see where all of your favorite businesses will be located for the big event!

Zoning Protest

LETTER TO THE EDITOR – In an Aug. 11 Ridgeway Town Council meeting, Council refused to recognize a petition signed by 50 citizens declaring their opposition to Russ Brown’s rezoning request. Council’s deliberate disregard of the signatures of these citizens was enough to force three property owners on Hwy. 34 in Ridgeway to continue their fight against the […]