Crash on Newberry Road results in death

WINNSBORO – A person in a Ford pickup truck died of injuries from a crash that occurred at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 4, on Newberry Road, about 3 miles north of Winnsboro. The pickup truck was traveling west on Newberry Road when it ran off the right side of the road, hit a guardrail and […]

Body recovered from Lake Carolina

COLUMBIA – Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford is releasing information concerning a body that was recovered at Lake Carolina around 4:35 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. According to Coroner Rutherford, The Richland County Coroner’s Office Forensic K-9 unit assisted the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources with the recovery of the body of an African […]

Fairfield Electric files lawsuit against Central Co-op

COLUMBIA – Central Electric Cooperative’s efforts to consolidate power could cause “irreparable harm” to the state’s regional co-ops that provide electricity to millions of South Carolina customers, according to a lawsuit recently filed by Fairfield Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Blythewood. The suit alleges that Central is close to enacting a 10-year master plan that would […]

Teen charged with murder of Winnsboro man

NEWBERRY COUNTY – The Newberry County Sheriff’s office has arrested a teen on charges of murder resulting from an early Sunday morning shooting of a Winnsboro man along Highway 66 on Dec. 19. Blaize Pedro Plaza, 19, of Whitmire was arrested on the evening of Dec. 20. He was taken to the Newberry County Detention […]

Search continues for missing student at Lake Carolina

COLUMBIA – The search continues for Theron Wallace. Home for Christmas break from the USC Aiken, Wallace, 20, went kayaking on Lake Carolina on Dec. 25 but never returned. The Department of Natural Resources began searching for Wallace around noon the same day. As of Wednesday morning, officers had only located a kayak submerged in […]

Blythewood shooting death probed

BLYTHEWOOD – Richland County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a reported shooting death in Blythewood. Deputies responded at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday to reports of a shooting at the Palisades of Blythewood apartments at 2051 Blythewood Crossing Lane. When deputies arrived, they found a man lying on outside of an apartment. He had been shot in […]

Fire destroys Dutchman’s Creek Marina and Restaurant

LAKE WATEREE – An early morning fire on Tuesday, Dec. 28 has destroyed the Dutchman’s Creek Marina and Restaurant on Lake Wateree, according to Fairfield County Fire Services Director Jason Pope. The fire was discovered after a security alarm notified the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office at 3:30 Tuesday morning. Upon arrival at about 4 a.m., […]

Homes in Blythewood, Ridgeway, Winnsboro shook by earthquake

BLYTHEWOOD/WINNSBORO – Residents in Blythewood, Ridgeway, Winnsboro and as far away as Lexington reported feeling the effects of an earthquake shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27. The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that a 3.3 magnitude earthquake occurred at 2:18 p.m. about 0.5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from Elgin. Three aftershocks later in the day […]

Fairfield firefighters rescue family dog from burning home

WINNSBORO – After a good Samaritan alerted the Fairfield County Fire Service to a house on fire on Evans Street about 7:20 on Christmas Eve, another one used a garden hose to spray water into the window of the room on fire. Once the fire fighters arrived, they entered the home and extinguished the fire. […]

Two local businesses accuse Blythewood Town Hall of harassment, bullying

BLYTHEWOOD – The owners of two downtown Blythewood businesses told council members at a special called meeting last week that they felt they were being targeted, harassed and even bullied by the town government because their storefronts feature LED lighting. Both store owners – John and Teresa Edwards, owners of Blythewood Cigar and Wine and […]