Celebrating Black History: The blinding of Isaac Woodard

Winnsboro native, Army Sergeant Isaac Woodard, a World War II veteran who was savagely beaten at the hands of a callous, intolerant sheriff, helped inspire civil rights in America. WINNSBORO – Isaac Woodard, Jr. was born in Fairfield County, but grew up in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Oct. 14, […]

County honors native son Isaac Woodard, Jr.

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE – A commemoration and unveiling of a historical marker in Batesburg-Leesville on Saturday honored Winnsboro native Sergeant Isaac Woodard, a World War II veteran whose savage beating at the hands of a callous, intolerant sheriff helped inspire civil rights in America. Fairfield County Councilwoman Bertha Goins, addressing Woodard’s nephew and his family along with […]

Boykins show off in Fairfield

WINNSBORO – The little brown, curly-haired dogs that found their way into the hearts of South Carolinians competed this past weekend during a Boykin Spaniel Field Trial in Fairfield County. The event was hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Roger Gaddy and organized by the Carolina Boykin Spaniel Retriever Club. Over 110 entries from both the […]

Alltemp is open for business

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce welcomed Alltemp Comfort Services to town last Friday with a ribbon cutting. Winnsboro Mayor Roger Gaddy and Alltemp owner Chris Griffith, center, wielded while co-owner Amy Griffith, left of Gaddy, and other members of the chamber assisted. Holding the ribbon are Chamber Director Terry Vickers, left, and Chamber […]

Chairman contests response to proposed ordinance

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County is shooing any notion that it’s trying to coax the Town of Winnsboro into adopting the tougher animal control laws that the County is considering. But that’s the perception Winnsboro Town Council expressed during its June 5 meeting. Mayor Roger Gaddy called the county’s proposed ordinance “cumbersome,” and he and other […]

Town of Winnsboro resists tougher animal control laws

WINNSBORO – Winnsboro leaders think Fairfield County is barking up the wrong tree by asking the town to emulate the county’s animal control ordinance. On Monday night, Winnsboro Town Council members resisted the request, saying the county’s law is overly superfluous and restrictive. “I think the ordinance is relatively lengthy and cumbersome and may impose […]

Citizens open up to Winnsboro Town Council

WINNSBORO – Winnsboro’s Town Council’s meeting agenda was light last week, but all the chairs in the room were filled, and many of those sitting in the chairs had something to say to Council. Winnsboro resident Jenyfer Conaway kicked things off by introducing herself as a “damn yankee” who works in Charlotte. She said she […]

The Proclaimers

WINNSBORO – The month of March was proclaimed Disability Awareness Month by the Fairfield County Disabilities and Special Needs Board members and Winnsboro and Fairfield County elected officials. Signing the proclamation are, seated: Randy Jones, resident and artist, Ridgeway Mayor Charlene Herring, Winnsboro Mayor Roger Gaddy, Carol Martig, and Etta Jennings. Standing, from left: Shirley […]

Town breaks ground for Broad River Project

WINNSBORO – HPG engineer Ken Parnell, Danny Stuck with DS Utilities, Blythewood Mayor J. Michael Ross, Ridgeway Mayor Charlene Herring, Winnsboro Town Councilmen Clyde Sanders, Jackie Wilkes (former), John McMeekin, Town Manager Don Wood, Winnsboro Mayor Roger Gaddy, attorney John Fantry, Fairfield County Councilwoman Bertha Goins and Fairfield County Administrator Jason Taylor broke ground for […]

Providence, County break ground for ER

WINNSBORO – Ground was broken Feb. 15 for the new Providence Health-Fairfield Emergency Room that will be located on the corner across from BI-Lo Shopping Center at 1810 US Highway 321 Bypass in Winnsboro. Approximately 100 county, town, health care and community officials attended the ceremony and gathered to watch the first dig marking the […]

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