County proposes new Ridgeway library lease

WINNSBORO – After voting last month against purchasing the building that houses the Ridgeway library, council voted Monday evening to present a revised lease to the owner of the building. The action had been recommended last week by the County’s Finance and Administrative Committee. “With the option to purchase pretty much off the table,” interim […]

Council nixes Ridgeway library purchase

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Council voted Monday night (4-3) against purchasing the building that houses the Ridgeway library. That vote came after County Administrator Jason Taylor advised council that the two-year lease on the Ridgeway library is coming to a close in June, and that the county must either move forward and purchase the building […]

Council OKs, then denies library funds

WINNSBORO – They actually did vote for the $521,000 before they voted against it. At its Oct. 14 meeting, the Fairfield County Council inadvertently voted to award $521,000 in matching funds for the Fairfield County library in Ridgeway. Later in the meeting, the council voted to reconsider the library vote, meaning the county now is […]

County delays action on library purchase

WINNSBORO – Plans to purchase a permanent home for the Fairfield County Library branch in Ridgeway are on hold for now. At a recent administrative committee meeting, council members voted unanimously to table a proposal to buy property the library is currently leasing on South Palmer Street. It was not immediately clear when the matter […]

RW cuts ribbon for new library

RIDGEWAY – A new Ridgeway branch of the Fairfield County Library opened on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting and open house hosted by the Friends of the Library at the new 235 S. Palmer Street location. According to Fairfield County officials, the location will serve the community until a more permanent location can be found […]