FOI required to view Ridgeway audit

RIDGEWAY – The Town of Ridgeway audit for the year ending June 30, 2021 has been completed, and the bound audit document handed out to the town’s council members by Mayor Heath Cookendorfer at the April 14 town council meeting. But that audit was not reviewed publicly at the meeting and is not being made […]

Their Honors

RIDGEWAY – Fairfield County magistrate Katina Capers-Washington swore in two Ridgeway town councilmen and the mayor Monday evening at the Century House in Ridgeway. From left are Judge Washington, Mayor Heath Cookenorfer and his wife Patti; Town Councilmen Rick Johnson and his wife Tina and Dan Martin and his wife Robbie. The three will join […]

Ridgeway election set for Tuesday, April 5

RIDGEWAY – Ridgeway voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, April 5 to cast their votes for two seats on Ridgeway Town Council and the office of mayor. Three candidates are running for two council seats and two candidates are running for mayor. Former council member Robert Hartman, current council member Dan Martin and […]

Five candidates file for Ridgeway election

RIDGEWAY – Five candidates have filed to run for two council seats and for mayor in the Ridgeway general election to be held April 5, 2022. Former council member Robert Hartman, Rick Johnson and current councilman Dan Martin will be vying for the two open seats on council. Mayor Heath Cookendorfer and former Mayor Rufus […]

All media questions for Ridgeway now go to mayor

RIDGEWAY – With Ridgeway Town elections coming up in April and filing closing at noon last Friday, The Voice called Ridgeway Town Clerk Vivian Case on Friday afternoon to find out who had signed up to run for office. Case told The Voice that she could not provide that information. “I’m no longer allowed to […]

Ridgeway looking to change sewer rates

RIDGEWAY – Ridgeway Town Council held an emergency meeting at 3 pm on Friday, Oct. 1, for the purpose of discussing an amendment to the Town’s ordinance prescribing rates and regulations for the Town’s waterworks and sewer system. The meeting was called by council member Rufus Jones on behalf of a sewer customer who, he […]

Ridgeway council votes to remove wings

RIDGEWAY – After the Ridgeway Board of Architectural Review (BAR) voted 3-0 on June 7 to deny a request from Patsy Palmer to allow a mural of wings on the Olde Town Hall Restaurant building, the next step was for the town council to vote on whether to remove the wings from the wall or […]

Ridgeway angel wings may violate zoning ordinance

RIDGEWAY – Two giant angel wings painted last week on the side of the Olde Town Hall Restaurant in downtown Ridgeway are causing a stir and may have broken a law, according to the town’s zoning administrator. Ridgeway resident Patsy Palmer, who consigned the painting, reportedly said she had permission from town council to have […]

Mystery entity helping RW mayor to acquire grant for splash pad

RIDGEWAY – Ridgeway Mayor Heath Cookendorfer announced to town council members last week that the Town had received a S.C. Parks and Recreation Department grant for $40,242.75 to be used to construct a 30-foot x 30-foot splash pad in the town’s park. He asked council to approve the grant, which requires a $10,000 match from […]

Swearing to Serve –

RIDGEWAY – Ridgeway Mayor Heath Cookendorfer administered the oath of office to the town’s two newly elected town council members: Belva Bush Belton, left, and Don Prioleau. Belton is accompanied by her son Justin Martin and her husband David Curtis Belton. Belton returns to council after a six year absence. Prioleau, who has served on […]