Blythewood captures World Series title

LUMBERTON, NC – Fresh off their 4-8 loss against Alabama in the Championship game, Blythewood’s ‘we ready’ chant echoed around the field from their huddle on the pitcher’s mound. It was an attempt to shift momentum back before they faced the Alabama team in a second championship game.  And it worked. They were ready. The […]

Drive-by shootings intensify in Winnsboro; Council presses police chief for answers, plan

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro teen has been shot in the upper chest during the town’s latest drive-by shooting, according to town officials. A bullet also grazed the 17-year-old’s chin. The shooting occurred around 7 p.m., on Aug. 11, on College Street near Spring St. in Zion Hill. A vehicle was reportedly driving past two teens […]

Like a Phoenix

BLYTHEWOOD – The new Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School appears to rise out of the rubble of the former Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School, which was being demolished and cleared off the grounds days before the new school opened on Wednesday.  The 137,000 square foot new facility sits on 19 acres behind where the former BH-E school stood. The […]

12 candidates seek four R2 board seats

Manning, McKie & Caution-Parker End Their Tenure on R2 School Board COLUMBIA – With the Richland Two School District under investigation by the state’s Inspector General at the request of S.C. Governor Henry McMaster, three of the District’s majority four school board members have chosen not to run for re-election to their seats in November. […]

World Series win nearly 50 years in the making

BLYTHEWOOD – For Greg and Lynn Robertson, who were involved in establishing the Blythewood Youth Baseball & Softball League when it began back in the 1970s, last week’s World Series win was like the realization of a dream that was once theirs. “This is a big deal,” says Greg Robertson, who was instrumental in the […]

Drive-by shootings continue; 5 total wounded

WINNSBORO – Two more drive-by shootings since Friday, Aug. 5 – making 10 since April 21 – and an apparent non-drive-by shooting on Sunday have left at least five people suffering non-life threatening bullet wounds. The drive-by shooting on Friday, Aug 5, occurred just after school had dismissed for the day, according to Winnsboro Department […]

Bell proposes industrial tax break for Teacher Village

WINNSBORO – A 22-acre private “Teacher Village” housing development slated to be built behind Fairfield Central High School could have much its county property taxes waived for up to 30 years, if council passes the Special Source Revenue Credit proposed by Chairman Moses Bell. On Monday night, the council members approved first reading of the […]

BHS’s Faulkner heads to Newberry as pitching coach

NEWBERRY – Banks Faulkner revitalized an already noted baseball program at Blythewood. After six years, the Bengals head coach is moving to the college level. Faulkner, who led the Bengals to 112 wins and a 5A state championship appearance in 2019 and has a 182-67 overall record with five region championships at three schools, was […]

Pawmetto Care-a-Van serves pets in BW

BLYTHEWOOD – Pawmetto Lifeline is sort of the other vet in town. With a theme of giving homeless pets a ‘new leash on life,’ this 501c3 not-for-profit group based in Columbia provides a number of services for dogs and cats at affordable prices in outlying areas, including Blythewood and Fairfield County. Those services are delivered […]

Westwood, Blythewood gear up for fall football

BLYTHEWOOD – This fall Blythewood and Westwood football fans will get a fresh look at the work the Bengals and Redhawks put in to make the 2022 season a success. For Blythewood, it means returning 16 starters on both sides of the ball, and finding roles for 133 athletes, whether on the varsity team, the […]