Reporting on park vandal getting expensive

BLYTHEWOOD – No progress has been made in a vandalism case that caused glaring tire track damage to Doko Park. Richland County investigators still haven’t publicly identified the prime suspect who remains at large, and now the sheriff’s department is charging hefty fees to provide its email communications with Town of Blythewood leaders concerning the […]

B-HE sets dates for alums’ goodbyes

BLYTHEWOOD – As the time approaches to say a final farewell to the current Bethel-Hanberry Elementary school building, the district is inviting all former students and employees back to walk the halls and visit old classrooms one last time prior to the school’s demolition. While a new building is being constructed adjacent to the current […]

New walking tour guide includes town’s history

WINNSBORO – “Just since the beginning of summer, we have given out almost 5,000 brochures, Fairfield County Museum Director Pelham Lyles said of the newly printed Winnsboro, South Carolina Historic Walking Tour Guide & Map. First created by Lyles in the 1970’s, the walking tour brochure has since undergone many updates and re-printings. The information […]

Pauley, Robinson counter Mt. Zion cost update

WINNSBORO – Offering an update during Monday night’s county council meeting on the final days of construction of the Mt. Zion administration building, Ed Driggers, assistant to the interim county administrator, set off on a high note. “We’re not seeing anything on the contractor’s schedule that gives us any substantial concern. The schedule is moving […]

Woman found dead in White Oak

WINNSBORO – A woman who was found dead in the woods off Bull Run Road in White Oak by Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies may have been the victim of a homicide. The Charlotte Mecklenberg Police Department notified the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday, Oct. 14, that a 30-year-old female named Laporscha Chantal Baldwin was […]

Complaint dismissed against Underwood

CHESTER – Following an investigation, the office of Disciplinary Counsel for the S.C. Supreme Court has dismissed a complaint filed against Chester County Magistrate Angel Underwood by Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey, for judicial misconduct, in which Dorsey expressed his concerns about Judge Underwood presiding over cases the Sheriff’s Office was part of. In an […]

R2 to vote on new zoning lines Oct. 26

COLUMBIA – The Richland Two Board of Trustees is set to vote on proposed attendance line changes at its regularly scheduled Oct. 26, 2021 meeting. The changes were proposed at the Aug. 24 Richland Two school board meeting. If approved, they would go into effect for the 2022–2023 school year. The impacted schools are Bethel-Hanberry […]

Job Fair offers jobs, vaccines, expungement

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County is hosting a job fair on Monday, Oct. 18. But it’s not just a job fair. Fifteen businesses and several other organizations will be conducting interviews on site, offering resume assistance, expungement, COVID vaccinations and more. Each business will have a booth where job-seekers can pick up an application. Tables with […]

All aboard for Doko Station

BLYTHEWOOD – It’s been more than a year of operating under pandemic restrictions and uncertainty, but Doko Station Pub & Eatery has made it through – and officially celebrated its grand opening in September. “I’ve got so many great regulars who support us, and a whole lot of new people come every week and support […]

Taylor drops annexation fee; welcomes properties into town

WINNSBORO – With the elimination of the fee for annexation into the town, Winnsboro is seeing a surge in interest from property owners, says Town Administrator Jason Taylor. And the town is welcoming its neighbors in with open arms. Once an annexation petition is filed, it can be approved with two readings before the town […]