Fairfield Majority 4 criticized for spending

WINNSBORO – Several speakers at Monday night’s Fairfield County Council meeting criticized the mixed messages they say county leaders are sending about the county’s budget and financial situation. Three speakers addressed the issue during the meeting’s public comment session at the start of the meeting, and then two council members commented during the council members’ […]

Moore finds peaceful retirement at historic Blythewood home

BLYTHEWOOD – After long, stressful shifts at the hospital, Dr. Bill Moore says he would head toward home and feel his blood pressure and stress level drop the moment he turned onto Muller Road for the last mile of his drive. His house, just a mile from the main road through Blythewood, a historic farmhouse […]

Farmer’s Market Donation

BLYTHEWOOD – Doko Meadows Park Foundation president Paul Moscati, second from left, presented a check for $20,000 to Mayor Bryan Franklin that will go toward a $375,000 loan from the town for projects in the park. Moscati said that future projects of the Foundation will be the farmers’ market, the spray ground, clock tower, an […]

Apply by Aug. 2 for FCSD Virtual Academy

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Fairfield County School District announced in early March that it would launch a Virtual Academy option for students in the 2021-2022 school year. “Many students have benefited from an online learning experience,” the press release said of the 2020-2021 school year, “and we look forward to providing this opportunity again next year.” […]

SC Women’s Open returns to Cobblestone Aug. 12-15

BLYTHEWOOD – The South Carolina Women’s Open is set to return to Cobblestone Park Golf Course in Blythewood in just two short weeks, Aug. 12 – 15. The four-day tournament kicks off with the Pro-am on Aug. 12. Open to men and women, the teams will be comprised of four amateurs and one professional. The […]

Blythewood teen dies in crash

BLYTHEWOOD – Sierra Rosario, 17, and an eleventh grader at Westwood High School, was killed in an early morning crash on Interstate 26 on Sunday. The teen was driving a 2018 Hyundai sedan east on I-26 when a 2011 Jeep SUV, traveling in the opposite direction, collided with the Hyundai in the eastbound lane. Christian […]

Missing Winnsboro man found dead

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill announced that Jeffrey Harrison, 62, of Winnsboro, was found deceased on July 22 off of Old River Rd. in Fairfield County. Harrison, who had been reported missing to Winnsboro Public Safety on July 14, 2021, was found inside of a wrecked vehicle that had gone off of […]

County hires $200/hour consultant to assist admin

WINNSBORO – The County’s Human Resources Director Brad Caulder was hired last month by the majority 4 as the county’s interim administrator to replace former Fairfield County Administrator Jason Taylor. Last week Caulder hired a $200 per hour consult to assist him in his administrative duties. Ed Driggers, a consultant with Parker Poe, will be […]

How will majority 4 spend $7.6M?

WINNSBORO – Approximately $7.6 million is coming to Fairfield County this month from the Dominion settlement, and county council is looking at their options for how to spend it. According to the $99.5 million settlement agreement, which was finalized in May and resulted from the county’s lawsuit in relation to the failed nuclear plant project, […]

Bell, Roseborough announce new location for $2.5M Ridgeway rec center

RIDGEWAY – The majority 4 council members voted last month to option two 1-1/2 acre parcels of land in the Town of Ridgeway for $300,000 to build a recreation center. The $2.5 million funding for the project is part of the $99 million Dominion settlement with Fairfield County. After two weeks of push back from […]