Zion Hill community meeting set for Jan. 30

WINNSBORO – The Zion Hill and Fortune Springs communities are invited to a community meeting at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 30 to learn more about a $487,568 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Fairfield County has been awarded to implement projects designated in the Zion Hill/Fortune Springs Park Neighborhood Revitalization. The plan was completed in […]

Breaking Ground

BLYTHEWOOD – Richland Two officials held a groundbreaking ceremony at Muller Road Middle School on Tuesday for a new permanent facility for the Center for Knowledge North (CFK North). The center has been housed in portables and a few classrooms in Muller Road Middle School since 2013. The project is funded with $9.8 million from […]

Cedar Creek residents push back against proposed wastewater discharge site

CEDAR CREEK – About a hundred residents of the northeast section of Blythewood 29016 and the southern part of Fairfield County, many of whom live along Cedar Creek, met in the Cedar Creek Community Center Sunday afternoon to discuss a wastewater treatment plant Fairfield County Council has proposed to locate on a 50-acre property on […]

District’s surplus rises to $4.2M

FCSD Leads State with $25,022 Per Pupil WINNSBORO – As the Fairfield County School District’s multi-million dollar surplus grew by millions more, student achievement has not kept up. In 2019, the district netted a windfall of nearly $4.2 million, causing its fund balance to swell from nearly $10.5 million to more than $14.7 million, according […]

Support Lions’ pancake supper Feb. 3

WINNSBORO – The Winnsboro Lions club has a long record of devoted community service to Fairfield County citizens, and that dedication will be on display in full force on Monday, Feb. 3 when club members begin flipping pancakes during their annual Ran Foster Pancake Supper. It will be held at the Fairfield Elementary School on […]

Armentrout wins $300 U-Pick-‘Em cash prize

WINNSBORO – While several readers picked 13 bowl winners, Armentrout and Bill Breedin, also of Blythewood, correctly picked 14 of the 16 college bowl winners. Armentrout won the tie-breaker by nailing the total points scored during the National Championship game – 67. He said it was his first time to enter. Armentrout said the $300 […]

Wastewater treatment plant draws fire from residents

WINNSBORO – Over a hundred residents from lower Fairfield County, Cedar Creek and the northwestern section of Blythewood, including the mayor of Blythewood, filled Fairfield county council chambers and an overflow room Monday evening during a three hour council meeting over concerns about a wastewater treatment plant that council has proposed on a site near […]

Fanning, McDaniel laud JWC water

WINNSBORO – The Jenkinsville Water Company’s president Greg Ginyard was awash in adulation during the company’s annual meeting last week. Ginyard announced that the company’s water had, for the second time in two years, received the “Best Tasting Water in SC award.”  This, despite facing multiple DHEC violations citing tainted water supplies. Sen. Mike Fanning […]

38 kennels donated to animal shelter

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Animal Shelter recently received a much needed donation – 38 kennels. When Camp Bow Wow, a doggie daycare facility in Columbia, moved to a new facility in November, owners Frank and Christine Ellington contacted Hoof & Paw’s community outreach director, Kathy Faulk, to ask if she knew anyone who could use […]

The Manor: Blythewood’s Crown Jewel

BLYTHEWOOD – The Manor at Doko Meadows, once referred to as Blythewood’s “Undiscovered Jewel,” is indeed a jewel, but it’s been discovered.   Completed in 2013, construction of the Manor had been opposed by many who felt it was an extravagant expense at that time. Nestled in the 22-acre Doko Meadows Park, it is today a […]