BHS Honors State Champions

BLYTHEWOOD (Sept. 21, 2016) – Blythewood High School will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bengals’ remarkable class 3A state championship run this Friday during halftime of the Blythewood’s homecoming football game against River Bluff. Jeff Scott, head coach of the 2006 team and now co-offensive coordinator at Clemson, will be on hand to welcome back […]

Wall of Prayer –

The Rev. Craig Bailey, Pastor of Winnsboro’s First Baptist Church, addresses the crowd gathered outside the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday evening to participate in a ‘Wall of Prayer’ to honor and thank the County’s first responders. Sponsored by Rep. MaryGail Douglas and Sen. Creighton Coleman, The Wall was created as those attending joined hands […]

Phillips Granite Co. Enters New Era

WINNSBORO (Sept. 16, 2016) – After 83 years in business, Phillips Granite Company has decided to partner with Gulden Monuments of York County. The granite company has been in the family for three generations and was the last monument manufacturer in South Carolina. “My grandfather moved here in 1933 and started his own granite business and […]

Winnsboro Man Charged with Murder

WINNSBORO (Sept. 14, 2016) – A Winnsboro man was arrested and charged with murder earlier this month after a domestic dispute spiraled out of control, leaving one man dead. The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office said Cornelius Laderrick Alston, 39, was arrested on Sept. 3, not far from the home in the 1700 block of Smalls Chapel […]

Council Rethinks Poe Hire

Hospital Negotiations Land in County’s Lap WINNSBORO (Sept. 15, 2016) – During Monday’s County Council meeting, County Administrator Jason Taylor called members’ attention to a request for action to engage the services of Parker Poe Consulting, LLC for assistance with legal matters relating to Fairfield Memorial Hospital. The issue had been sent forward to Council by […]

Confusion Reigns Over Rezoning

Council Tables Request, Seeks Legal Advice RIDGEWAY (Sept. 15, 2016) – Confusion over Ridgeway’s zoning ordinance continued to plague Town Council last week as a motion on second reading to amend that ordinance to rezone .82 acres at the fork of highways 21 and 34 failed to carry. Instead, Council opted to table the amendment and […]

IGA Robbed at Gunpoint

BLYTHEWOOD (Sept. 15, 2016) – A man armed with a handgun held up the IGA grocery store at 135-B Blythewood Road Sunday night, making away with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to an incident report from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect, described as a black male in his late 30s to early 40s, […]

Fancy Twist on Classic Mac ‘n Cheese

Thank you Thomas Jefferson for your amazing contributions to these United States of America. You gave us the dumbwaiters, the hideaway bed, the pedometer, the revolving bookstand, the Declaration of Independence (eternal thanks and admiration for this little gem) and last but not least, macaroni and cheese. Rumor has it that Jefferson actually served macaroni […]

Reunion Honors Family History

BLAIR (Sept. 9, 2016) – In 1886, Bun and Nancy Thompson married and started a life together in Blair. Last week, more than 100 descendants of the couple’s 12 children gathered together in Blair for the first ever Bun and Nancy Thompson Family Reunion. Thompson and his wife were hard working and cared for the community, […]

Zoning Protest

LETTER TO THE EDITOR – In an Aug. 11 Ridgeway Town Council meeting, Council refused to recognize a petition signed by 50 citizens declaring their opposition to Russ Brown’s rezoning request. Council’s deliberate disregard of the signatures of these citizens was enough to force three property owners on Hwy. 34 in Ridgeway to continue their fight against the […]