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 […]

Ridgeway plans new downtown restrooms

RIDGEWAY – The town of Ridgeway began advertising for bids this week for the construction of four public restrooms downtown behind the old town hall building, putting into motion a plan that has been two years in the making. The plans approved Thursday night during a special called meeting will allow for two restrooms each […]

Ridgeway Council to look at land snafu

RIDGEWAY – The Ridgeway Town Council hopes to conduct interviews with a potential new attorney next month who may represent the town in ongoing legal battles over an ill-handled land acquirement contract last year. In November, the council learned that it was required to continue paying $320 annually for the right-of-way use attached to cotton […]

RW book funding voted down

RIDGEWAY – The Ridgeway Town Council denied a request last week to approve $1,000 from the general fund to publish a book about the heritage and history of the town. Former mayor Charlene Herring appeared before Council Dec. 13 to request they follow through on a 2017 vote to fund the book’s publishing costs. Herring […]