Porter elected to Ridgeway Town Council

RIDGEWAY – Ten people out of 222 who were registered to vote in the Town of Ridgeway, elected a new town councilman on July 2 during a special election to replace former councilman Rick Johnson who was elected mayor of Ridgeway earlier this year. Porter was unopposed, and there were no write-in votes. A former […]

RW awards $10K to Chamber for tourism

RIDGEWAY – After approving its FY 2024-25 budget of $627,411, at its regular June 13 Ridgeway town council meeting, councilmembers unanimously approved awarding $10,000 of its Hospitality Tax revenue to the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber president Dillon Pullen came before council requesting the funds, saying it would be used to promote tourism in […]

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 […]

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