Frick named 6th circuit public defender

WINNSBORO – William P. Frick, of Winnsboro has been named by the South Carolina Commission on Indigent defense as the next Circuit Public Defender for the Sixth Judicial at its meeting on Friday, May 21. The Circuit Public Defender manages the day-to-day operations including the supervision of the attorneys and staff of the Sixth Circuit […]

Frick named SC Public Defender of the Year

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Sixth Circuit Deputy Public Defender William Frick was named by his peers on Monday as the 2019 South Carolina Public Defender of the Year at the South Carolina Public Defender Association Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach. Frick has served as Deputy Public Defender for the Sixth Circuit since the office was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Did FCHS ‘fire drill’ force walkout?

WINNSBORO – Students in schools around the country, including those at Fairfield Central High School, walked out of classes at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 14 and remained outside for 17 minutes in remembrance of the 17 people recently killed at a school in Florida. But some parents of Fairfield High School students took to […]