FCSD salary debate grows testy

WINNSBORO – Once again questions over compensation arose during the Fairfield County School District board meeting. And once again, discussions got thorny at times. For nearly 40 minutes, board member Annie McDaniel sparred with Superintendent Dr. J.R. Green and board chairman William Frick over district salaries during the July meeting. At one point, McDaniel, who […]

Board votes 2-1 for minimum salaries

WINNSBORO – It’s rare when a major school budget measure passes by a 2-1 vote, but that’s exactly what happened at a recent board meeting. On June 5, the Fairfield County Board of Trustees voted 2-1 on a motion directing Superintendent Dr. J.R. Green to develop options in which no district employee makes less than […]

School budget talks heat up

WINNSBORO – An apparently routine budget vote turned into a heated debate about how to address salaries in the Fairfield County School District. During discussion of the proposed $41.3 million budget, trustee Annie McDaniel said she wanted a deeper discussion about increasing salaries for support staff, some of whom she said make less than $20,000 […]

Expanding Horizons

WASHINGTON – The Griffin Bow Tie Club took a brief weekend trip to Washington D.C. as a culminating activity based on one of the mentoring club’s five beliefs, that a man should be well-traveled. Superintendent Dr. J.R. Green said the trip provided tremendous exposure for the students as many of the opportunities were first time […]

2018 FCSD Hall of Fame Class

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County School District inducted five into the 2018 Hall of Fame class on Saturday at Fairfield Central. Inductees, pictured from left with Dr. J.R. Green, are Bernice Brown, seated; Inetta Simpson, accepting the posthumous award on behalf of her husband Walter Simpson; Mary Lee Hendrix; Shanna Brice, accepting on behalf of her […]

FCSD Board moves parent conferences

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County school board members will take a second look at the 2018-2019 academic calendar next month, with changes in parent conference days potentially impacting how next year’s calendar unfolds. For the 2017-2018 school year, the school district decided to schedule spring parent conferences on Thursday instead of Friday, prompting questions from some […]

FCSD Board spars over employee salaries

WINNSBORO – Next year’s proposed budget includes pay raises for all school district employees, but some Fairfield County Board of Education members want to spend more. The board held a lively discussion Tuesday evening before unanimously passing first reading on the $41.2 million budget. Among the most vocal was board member Annie McDaniel, who took […]

Winnsboro man shot in Five Points

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man was gunned down along with two other innocent bystanders in Five Points Saturday night, following the annual St. Pat’s Day celebration. Kidron Amaziah Deal, 20, was in a crowd that lingered after the celebration when he was shot in the face. A Hopkins man, Arthur Jones, Jr., 27, is charged […]

Green appointed to Board of Education

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County School District Superintendent Dr. J. R. Green has been appointed to the State Board of Education by the Fairfield, Chester and Lancaster legislative delegation. “In December, we were notified by Molly Spearman, S.C. Secretary of Education, that a seat was coming open on the Board effective Jan. 31,” Rep. MaryGail Douglas […]

FCHS hosts funeral service for student

WINNSBORO – More than 700 students, friends and family members attended the funeral for a 15-year-old Fairfield Central High School student that was held on Tuesday at the high school. Mykel Rodriqus Hampton Beaufort died when the car he was driving collided with another car on Highway 34 near Pine Top Road on Dec. 26, […]