Ridgeway to celebrate Tin Man’s 100th anniversary

RIDGEWAY – The Town of Ridgeway will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its iconic Tin Man water tower at 10 a.m. on Sept. 2. The celebration will kick off with a ceremony on the edge of the Cotton Yard, in the shadow of the newly refurbished water tower. Led by current Ridgeway mayor, Heath Cookendorfer, […]

Iconic Ridgeway water tower refurbished

RIDGEWAY – It’s been a year since Mayor Heath Cookendorfer announced that District 41 House Representative Annie McDaniel had obtained $100,000 from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to cover the costs of painting and refurbishing the historic Ridgeway water tower, including restoring the original color and lettering. The Town contracted with Southern […]

Town of Ridgeway hires new police officer

RIDGEWAY – The Ridgeway Town Council voted unanimously last week to bring a new lawman to Ridgeway. At the conclusion of the executive session a motion was made to hire Richard (Rick) Wayne Skrabak as the Town’s new police officer.  Scrabak is retired after 27 years with the Forest Acres Police Department.  He and his […]

RW to increase water rates .58 cents per 1,000 gal

Town to Spend Up to $10K for Forensic Review of Financials RIDGEWAY – Ridgeway Town Council voted unanimously at its June 9 meeting – the first of two readings – to raise the Town’s water rates by .581 cents per 1,000 gallons for all classes of water customers.  “Winnsboro has raised the rates for our […]

Ridgeway election set for Tuesday, April 5

RIDGEWAY – Ridgeway voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, April 5 to cast their votes for two seats on Ridgeway Town Council and the office of mayor. Three candidates are running for two council seats and two candidates are running for mayor. Former council member Robert Hartman, current council member Dan Martin and […]

Notice of Public Hearing: Town of Ridgeway

Ridgeway council votes to scrub angel wings

Council Members Said They Did Not OK Mural RIDGEWAY – The two giant angel wings painted last month on the side of the Olde Town Hall Restaurant in downtown Ridgeway will fly no more. The town’s Board of Architectural Review (BAR) voted 3-0 Monday night to deny a request from Patsy Palmer to allow the […]

Ridgeway angel wings may violate zoning ordinance

RIDGEWAY – Two giant angel wings painted last week on the side of the Olde Town Hall Restaurant in downtown Ridgeway are causing a stir and may have broken a law, according to the town’s zoning administrator. Ridgeway resident Patsy Palmer, who consigned the painting, reportedly said she had permission from town council to have […]

All Ridgeway, Jenkinsville candidates win seats

JENKINSVILLE/RIDGEWAY – There were no surprises in the Jenkinsville and Ridgeway town council elections on Tuesday. Everyone who ran for a seat – and one who didn’t –  were all elected. Mayor Gregrey Ginyard was re-elected to his post for another four years and his wife, Betty will now be by his side at the […]

JV, RW town elections set for July 14

WINNSBORO – After being postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions, municipal elections are set for July 14, for both the Town of Jenkinsville and the Town of Ridgeway. Jenkinsville Two town council seats and the office of mayor are up for election, but only one candidate is running for one of the council seats, one […]

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