Notice of Election: Town of Ridgway

RW goats lose bid to live in town

RIDGEWAY – Since July, the burning question of whether goats should be allowed to live in downtown Ridgeway has hung in the air.   When town resident Natalie Weathers brought two goats to live in the side yard of her residential property on Peach Street last summer, town council allowed her to keep the goats […]

Notice of Public Hearing: Ridgeway Town Council

Council leases former fire station for Ridgeway retail

RIDGEWAY – Continuing concerns about how Ridgeway’s new water tower turned out, prompted an executive session at the beginning of the Town Council meeting Thursday evening. ‘Contractual Matter regarding Civil Engineering of Columbia (CEC),’ was the stated reason on the agenda for the executive session. Following the session, Councilman Rufus Jones made a motion to […]

Goats could soon be living in Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY – At last week’s town council meeting, council proposed an amendment to Ordinance 6-1001 which prohibits [live]stock and cattle from running loose on the streets of Ridgeway. While the amendment is not aimed at reversing the ordinance to allow farm animals to run loose in town, it will, if passed, allow them to live […]

Ridgeway accepts bid for restroom

RIDGEWAY – Before voting to raise water rates, accept a bid for new restrooms and clarify the cost of living increase for town employees at its May 9 meeting, the Ridgeway Town Council first voted to pass first reading of the Town’s FY 2019-20 budget of $751,959 with only Councilwoman Angela Harrison dissenting. Harrison said […]

Notice of Public Hearing – Ridgeway Town Council municipal budget

Ridgeway water tower comes in at $669,258

RIDGEWAY – It came as a surprise to the Ridgeway Town Council earlier this year when they learned that the town’s new water tower would cost a total of $669,258.13 – about $45,000 more than they were expecting. Armed with a $500,000 Rural Infrastructure Authority grant in November 2016, the previous Town of Ridgeway administration […]

Ag + Art In the Works

WINNSBORO – Brad Hoffman and Valarie Clowney (holding shirt) dropped by the Ridgeway Tow Council meeting last week to promote the 2019 Ag + Art tour that will take place in Fairfield County June 15-16. Standing behind them are, from left, Ridgeway Town Councilmen Don Prioleau, Dan Martin, Mayor Heath Cookendorfer and Councilman Rufus Jones. To […]

Martin: RW deputy schedule works well

RIDGEWAY – An opponent from the get-go of Council’s decision to contract with the Fairfield County Sheriff for law enforcement in Ridgeway, Councilwoman Angela Harrison asked for an update on the new arrangement during last week’s Town Council meeting. “I’d like to see a monthly schedule [of Deputy Sheriffs’ work assignments. When we met in […]