PC finalizes class 1 vote on B-HE gym

BLYTHEWOOD – After voting 4-1 on Sept 8, to defer a recommendation to town council regarding the designation of Bethel-Hanberry gymnasium as a class 1 historic property, the planning commission reversed that vote on Sept. 14 during a special called meeting. At issue during the Sept. 8 meeting was a request on the agenda to […]

Mackey wins RC Council Dist. 9 seat

COLUMBIA – By 46 votes, Jesica Mackey won a special Democratic primary runoff in Richland County Council’s District 9 on Tuesday, and has most likely secured the seat in the upcoming November election. There is no Republican challenger. Mackey, a public relations executive, with 631 votes (52 percent) bested Jonnieka Farr, a business analyst, with […]

A Winnsboro man was killed in a crash early Saturday morning.

WINNSBORO – Willie Mobley, Jr. was the driver in a single vehicle that crashed on Highway 213 in Fairfield County, according to Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill. Mobley’s vehicle veered off the right side of the road, over corrected, then struck a fence and a tree. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected […]

BW students win national track competition

SATELLITE BEACH, FL – Four Richland School District Two students won a national title in Track and Field. Paris Asmond, Peyton Hightower, Madison Ross, and Olivia Taylor became the youngest group of females from South Carolina to win a National Championship for the 4×400 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) relay race. Ross, a sixth-grader, and seventh-graders […]

County discusses moving momument

WINNSBORO – Efforts to potentially relocate Winnsboro’s Confederate monument is unlikely until at least 2021, according to Fairfield County officials. Fairfield County Council discussed, but took no action on a request from the Town of Winnsboro to relocate the town’s Confederate monument from its current location at the Mt. Zion Institute grounds to the Fairfield […]

County, town fund e-commerce websites

Sites To Benefit Fairfield Businesses WINNSBORO – The County and Town governments are looking to fund e-commerce sites for the county’s businesses as a way to help them survive the restrictions ordered during the Time of Corona. In a presentation Monday night during the County Council meeting, County Administrator Jason Taylor said the two governments […]

Prosecutor: Watson contacted witnesses

BLYTHEWOOD – A Blythewood man charged with running a sex and drug trafficking operation has been sanctioned for contacting witnesses in the case from jail. In court documents filed Sept. 4, U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs signed an order barring Brian Leroy Watson from “having any contact with potential victims or witnesses, direct or […]

Blythewood mobile blood drive set for Friday

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blood Connection will be holding another mobile blood drive at town hall on Friday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Blood Connection provides blood to hospitals in Columbia. To schedule your donation, please go to the link: https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/152350 There is a critical need for blood donations, so stop by […]

Winnsboro woman arrested, charged with murder

WINNSBORO – Carrie Elizabeth James, 40, of Douglas 1 Rd. in the Winnsboro area of Fairfield County, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Melissa McClain, 43, of the same address. On Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, shortly after noon, Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the residence of Melissa McClain and Carrie […]

Suspicious death investigation

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office has released a report that it is currently conducting a suspicious death investigation after deputies were called to a residence on Douglas 1 Rd in the Winnsboro area of Fairfield County. On Sunday, September 13, 2020 shortly after noon, deputies found Melissa McClain, 43 of Douglas 1 […]