State title just out of Redhawks’ reach

AIKEN – In a battle between two top-notch defenses, North Augusta’s 12-point third-quarter run proved the difference in the Yellow Jackets’ 42-29 victory in the Class 4A girls state championship game Thursday afternoon at USC-Aiken’s Convocation Center.  Westwood, making its first state championship appearance and playing for the chance of winning the first state title […]

Driver, 19, killed in Jenkinsville crash

JENKINSVILLE – One person died in an early Monday morning crash on Highway 213 near Alston Road in Fairfield County. Brian Deshawn Willingham, 19, of Jenkinsville, died in the accident, Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill said. The two-vehicle crash occurred at 6:14 a.m. about two miles south of Jenkinsville. A 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche, driven by […]

$ 2B truck/SUV manufacturer coming to Blythewood Industrial Park Richland County

COLUMBIA: The Richland County Economic Development Office has announced that Scout Motors Inc. (“Scout”), which is backed by Volkswagon and makes the next-generation of all-electric trucks and rugged SUVs, has announced it will establish its manufacturing operations in Blythewood.  The company’s planned $2 billion investment has the potential to create 4,000 or more permanent jobs […]

Body found beside IGA parking lot in Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the IGA parking lot in Blythewood on March 2, where a body was discovered about 10:30 that morning on the edge of the parking lot. The body, partially hidden by shrubbery, was discovered by residents of the apartment building who were walking to the IGA grocery […]

Five arrested for grand larceny

LAKE WATEREE – Five men have been arrested in conjunction with a grand larceny investigation regarding thefts of multiple items from a commercial storage facility in the Lake Wateree area, according to Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery. During the course of this investigation, it was determined that these five individuals, Richard Adams (50), William Baker, […]

Blythewood’s Tiyanna Mack wins first girls wrestling State title

ANDERSON – Was Tiyanna Mack destined to make history? Whether it was fate or pure willpower, Mack, a sophomore at Blythewood High School, cemented her place in Bengal and South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) wrestling history on Feb. 26 as she claimed the 132lb state title in the first ever SCHSL sanctioned Girls’ State […]

Eagles pull 2nd place finish in SCISA Class A state finals

SUMTER – The stage was set in Sumter on Saturday, Feb. 25 for a noon tip off in the SCISA Class A State Championship boys’ basketball game. Richard Winn Academy’s varsity team went deep into the playoffs and advanced to the final round against the Faith Christian Knights of Summerville. Despite both teams entering the […]

Westwood wins Lower State, faces North Augusta today

FLORENCE – The Westwood girls basketball team’s 52-37 victory over A.C. Flora in the lower state final was a quick wire-to-wire win Friday night at the Florence Center. For head coach Gregory Bauldrick, as well as the team, that victory has been a long time in coming. Westwood reached the upper state finals for three […]

Ridgeway Waffle House robbed at gunpoint

RIDGEWAY – Waffle House in Ridgeway was the latest victim of gun-related crime in Fairfield County, when two male suspects robbed the store at gunpoint, according to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. Around 1:49 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, Fairfield County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Waffle House on 34 Contractor’s Way in Ridgeway in […]

Seidel no longer Bengals football coach

BLYTHEWOOD – Head football coach Jason Seidel’s tenure at Blythewood High School came to an abrupt end Tuesday as Principal Matt Sherman accepted Seidel’s resignation after five years with the program. Seidel, who came to the Bengals in the spring of 2018 following two years at Hickory Ridge (N.C.), completed his best season at Blythewood […]