Four running in Ridgeway election

RIDGEWAY – The regular April 2, 2024, election set for the Ridgeway town government will include three candidates for two seats and an unopposed candidate to fill the unexpired term of mayor. Council seats currently held by Belva Bush Belton and Donald Prioleau will be open. Belton will be looking to retain her seat on […]

RW council OKs bid for museum renovation

RIDGEWAY – During its regular monthly meeting last Thursday evening, the Ridgeway Town Council voted unanimously to approve a bid (with contingencies) for the Thomas Store Museum renovation project. Ridgeway citizen Charlene Herring presented the bid tabulation provided by the Town’s Interim Administrator Clay Killian. The sealed bid opening on Feb. 2, produced two bids […]

Ridgeway Council proposes $300 fine for tall grass

RIDGEWAY – Ridgeway residents will have to keep their properties mowed and the trash picked up or face a $300 fine. The Ridgeway Town Council voted unanimously earlier this month to add the penalty to the Town’s existing ordinance that addresses unsightly weeds or grass that is more than a foot high and trash on […]

Iconic Ridgeway water tower refurbished

RIDGEWAY – It’s been a year since Mayor Heath Cookendorfer announced that District 41 House Representative Annie McDaniel had obtained $100,000 from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to cover the costs of painting and refurbishing the historic Ridgeway water tower, including restoring the original color and lettering. The Town contracted with Southern […]

Ridgeway town council corrects water fee error

RIDGEWAY – Only two council members and the mayor were on hand for the Ridgeway Town Council Special Called Meeting on June 30 for the final reading of the 2023-24 Fiscal Year budget and a vote to increase in the cost of Service to All Classes of Customers for water and sewer service.  While a […]

Town of Ridgeway hires new police officer

RIDGEWAY – The Ridgeway Town Council voted unanimously last week to bring a new lawman to Ridgeway. At the conclusion of the executive session a motion was made to hire Richard (Rick) Wayne Skrabak as the Town’s new police officer.  Scrabak is retired after 27 years with the Forest Acres Police Department.  He and his […]

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 […]

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