BW man’s film featured in Charlotte festival

BLYTHEWOOD – Anil Dhokai says filmmaking has been part of his life since his senior year of high school. “I made a short film in my senior class, and from there I decided that’s pretty much what I wanted to do,” says Dhokai, 38, a Rock Hill native and University of South Carolina grad who […]

Update: Richland County Planning Commission missing minutes

COLUMBIA – With much of the public unaware, Richland County Council, on Nov. 16 2021, adopted an ordinance for a new Land Development Code (LDC) that would require every parcel in the unincorporated (primarily rural areas of) Richland County to be rezoned in one fell swoop. That’s over 110,000 parcels. To make the Code fully […]

Sharpe, Wood make Fairfield Palmetto Proud

DOTHAN, ALABAMA – Mason Wood and John Ryan Sharpe, Lexington, SC residents with Fairfield County ties, wrapped up the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series earlier this week. Wood, Sharpe and the SC team went 6-2 in the double-elimination tournament, defeating Dothan American (13-0), Alabama (1-0), Arkansas (10-0), Mississippi (4-1), Alabama again (4-0), and Florida (1-0) […]

Town hosts send-off for BW All-Stars

BLYTHEWOOD – The final leg of their road to a Dixie Youth World Series title starts on Saturday, Aug. 6 in Lumberton, North Carolina. The community is invited to officially send off the Blythewood turned South Carolina All Stars on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 5:45 p.m. at Blythewood Town Hall. In an interview with The […]

Blythewood Minors headed to World Series

DILLON – “Play loose” is their motto, and “play loose” they have done. Just last week, the Blythewood Minors All-Star team played in the state tournament with confidence and poise under pressure, and it showed as they clinched the state title with an undefeated 10-0 record. For only the third time in Blythewood Youth Baseball […]

Fairfield County pays $50,000 to wife of county councilman in unorthodox settlement

Gilbert: Council Was Never Notified of Complaint WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Council has settled a complaint filed by a former county employee who is the wife of a sitting county councilman. The county signed an agreement on July 12 to pay $50,000 to Diana Robinson, former Director of the county’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act […]

Two teens injured in weekend shootings

WINNSBORO – During the last three months there have been eight documented drive-by shooting incidents in Winnsboro. The last one – over the weekend – has left two juveniles shot, according to reports filed with the Winnsboro Police Department. While members of the community are becoming increasingly fearful about the rash of drive-bys in the […]

Council questions Chamber’s and Rodeo’s event financials

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Town Council rejected a pair of belated funding requests from two special event promoters. Organizers of the Doko Rodeo and Doko Rib Fest Cook-off had received 80 percent funding upfront for their respective events, but their applications to receive the final 20 percent of their town event funding failed in a pair […]

South Carolina’s All-Star teams have familiar Fairfield faces

A new generation of Fairfield faces are donning All-Star uniforms this summer, albeit not in Fairfield uniforms. And these All-Stars are headed to play on the biggest stages of their young lives – the Dixie Youth World Series. Winnsboro resident Walker Blackwelder, son of Coleman and Justin Blackwelder, will be representing South Carolina with the […]

Blythewood Minors take State title

DILLON- The Blythewood Youth Baseball/Softball League Minors All Stars (10U) took the state championship this morning with a 7-0 win over Greer. Blythewood’s team was the only undefeated team in the state. They’ll go to Lumberton, NC for the World Series beginning August 6.