Assistant Administrator for Fairfield County announces departure

WINNSBORO – Assistant County Administrator Laura Johnson has submitted a letter of resignation to County administrator Jason Taylor, effective June 4, 2021, the day before Taylor leaves his job and takes over as Town Manager of Winnsboro. Johnson is the third high level county employee to leave or be forced out in the last two […]

BW seeks veteran cemeteries

BLYTHEWOOD – The Town of Blythewood will be placing flags on the graves of veterans who are buried in local church cemeteries to honor all departed family members and citizens who have defended or given their lives for this nation. In order to accomplish this mission, the town would like to canvas local churches to […]

Element Electronics wins 2 top vendor awards at Walmart’s Super Growth Forum

WINNSBORO – At Walmart’s recent Supplier Growth Forum, Element Electronics was named Entertainment, Toys, and Seasonal Supplier of the Year. In addition, Element won Supplier of the Year in the Consumer Electronics category. The Supplier of the Year award is presented to suppliers who delivered above and beyond to serve Walmart Customers in each merchandising […]

6-year old recovers from copperhead bite

WINNSBORO – Six-year-old Brees Gaddy had just hopped off his brother’s dirt bike into some dry leaves under a large pine tree when he suddenly started screaming, “Oh, Daddy a snake bit me! It burns, it burns. My leg burns!” Manley Gaddy grabbed his gun and rushed to his son’s aid. “What did it look […]

Ridgeway flaunts arts at Arts on the Ridge

RIDGEWAY – With 23 vendors, lots of books for sale, a steady flow of festival goers and bright blue skies, it was the perfect day for an arts festival in Ridgeway. “We had a wonderful day with lots of visitors to town,” festival director Phyllis Gutierrez said. “The vendors had lots of great books and […]

Arts on the Ridge set for May 1

RIDGEWAY – It’s time for the 14th Annual Arts on the Ridge – “See It, Hear It, Experience It in Ridgeway” outdoor festival. Expect a bevy of published authors, talented artists and artisans and live bluegrass entertainment from The Good Ole Boys and A Southern Belle from Blackstock Station. The event will be held in […]

Twins take solo flights on 16th birthday

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Sunday was a special milestone for two Fairfield County teens. Their 16th birthday, an age often associated with driving a car, was for them a chance to experience a different transportation achievement: their first solo flight behind the controls of an airplane. “I feel a lot freer than I do when I’m […]

Once near death, this rescue now enjoys the best life

BLYTHEWOOD – When a four-year-old bay mare, now named Lily, was rescued from a neglectful situation in 2012 by the Fairfield County Animal Shelter, she weighed only 450 pounds and was near death. That same year, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals launched an equine campaign called Help a Horse Day […]

Penny tax may bring roundabout to Boney/McNulty intersection

BLYTHEWOOD – As part of the Richland County Transportation Penny Tax program, the town is in line to have Creech Road extended from Blythewood Road down to Main Street (Highway 21/Wilson Boulevard) as well as the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of McNulty Street and Boney Road. Before plans are drawn up for […]

Basketball Great, Winnsboro’s Ronnie Collins dead at 79

Gamecock basketball great and Winnsboro native Ronnie Collins, 79, died Tuesday.  A 1960 Mt. Zion Institute graduate, Collins came to the University of South Carolina in 1960 after receiving state basketball player of the year honors in his senior year at Winnsboro High School.  “Basketball players didn’t come out of South Carolina back in those […]