Blythewood town council passes face mask ordinance

The 60-day ordinance goes into effect Monday, July 13, at 6 a.m. BLYTHEWOOD – In a special called town council meeting Friday evening, July 10, council voted 4 – 0 to pass an emergency ordinance requiring the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Councilman Larry Griffin was not in attendance. The […]

Victim in burned Jeep identified

WINNSBORO – The victim in a vehicle fire that occurred last week off Hwy. 34 in Blair has been identified as Yakiem Romel Breeland of Columbia, SC. After receiving a tip about a vehicle on fire at about 11 p.m. Sunday, July 5, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office discovered a white Jeep Grand Cherokee fully […]

SC’s last Buffalo Soldier dies at 92

WINNSBORO – When Taft Henry was laid to rest last week, his friends and acquaintances remembered him as a peaceful man – a good man who volunteered his time to help his community. He was on the hospital board, the county’s election commission and social services board. He was a cub master at Calvary Presbyterian […]

Windermere foreclosure stalled by Chapter 11

BLYTHEWOOD – A foreclosure sale scheduled for LongCreek Plantation’s Windermere Club and Fairways Development LLC, et all, got a reprieve on Monday. John Bakhaus, owner of both entities, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to give him time to reorganize his finances, according to Rob Szwec, president of LongCreek Plantation Property Owners Association (LPPOA). The […]

Blythewood Zaxby’s opens drive-thru July 13

BLYTHEWOOD – Zaxby’s is opening its new location on Blythewood Road on Monday, July 13, with drive-thru service only. A subsequent grand opening of the dining room will happen as soon as local and state regulations permit, according to co-owners Jim and Britt Poston. “We are excited to be opening our seventh Zaxby’s restaurant in […]

COVID-19 numbers by zip code

SCDHEC’s latest update for coronavirus case numbers in the following Blythewood and Fairfield County zip codes. BLYTHEWOOD – 176 reported cases FAIRFIELD COUNTY – 334 reported cases, 22 deaths Fairfield ranks fifth highest county in the state for COVID-19 cases at 1,494.61 per 100,000 residents Because DHEC does not report specific case numbers for several […]

Body found inside burned out car in Blair

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an arson/death investigation after a body, burned beyond recognition, was discovered about 11 p.m. on July 5 inside a burned out vehicle off Highway 34 in Blair. When Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at a hunt club property located between Possum Branch Road and Zion Hopewell […]

Yongue opens downtown art gallery

Grand Opening Set For July 3, 5 – 8 p.m. WINNSBORO – When local artist, Barbara Yongue, was a little girl, she dreamed of becoming an artist. Her parents would say, “Draw me,” when they had company over, proud of her natural ability. They took her to special art classes and she collected art postcards, […]

Blythewood approves 20-year Winnsboro water contract

BLYTHEWOOD – After discussion that made clear it was the only option to supply water to the town of Blythewood, the Blythewood Town Council approved a new 20-year agreement with the Town of Winnsboro, which has provided water in Blythewood for the past 20 years. In a 4-1 vote, the council agreed to another 20 […]

Windermere golf course tax sale set for July 6

BLYTHEWOOD – Last summer, there appeared to be new hope that the financially troubled Windermere golf course and country club, situated in the heart of LongCreek Plantation subdivision, would be purchased and flourish. This summer is a different story. Next week, the golf course, club house and 80 acres of undeveloped land will be up […]