Fairfield readies for holiday events

WINNSBORO – While families may not be able to gather this holiday season, there are still lots of holiday events to be enjoyed in the county. Shop Small! Everyone knows to shop small on Saturday, Nov. 28, but this year, more than ever, it’s important to shop small every shopping day. Most local holiday events […]

Santa Came to Town

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County’s Christmas parade was capped in its traditional way – Santa atop a firetruck in his green ‘Christmas in Winnsboro’ sleigh.  The parade was highlighted with school floats, nativity scenes, dancers, the Fairfield Central marching band, local law enforcement, emergency personnel and local public officials. Following the parade, Winnsboro Town Councilman John […]

Triple Dog Dare you to see PTP’s ‘A Christmas Story’

WINNSBORO – If you don’t know what a triple dog dare is, you have much to learn from this iconic, nostalgic play by Philip Grecian, based on the movie of the same name. In it, we meet Ralphie Parker (Gus Woodman) a boy growing up in pre-WWII Indiana who wants an official Red Ryder Air […]

Fairfield County Chamber Party

Parades, tree lightings, markets, plays, shopping and more ahead

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – While shopping Fairfield stores is already in full swing, the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce is upping the game with its annual Shop Fairfield First program that starts Friday, Dec. 6.. Participating merchants in downtown Ridgeway and Winnsboro will receive signup slips to be filled out by the customer when making a […]

Shop Small on Saturday

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – While Black Friday kicks off the Christmas holidays in many towns, the magic day in Fairfield County is the next day – Shop Small Saturday. “After a big day of shopping the big stores on Black Friday, come back home to Winnsboro and Ridgeway for some really great shopping on Saturday in […]


WINNSBORO – The Blythewood-Ridgeway-Winnsboro Cookie Elves were busy in their cookie workshop (Norma Branham’s kitchen) last week, preparing trays of homemade cookies for seniors and shut-ins in the three communities. In matching aprons, Elves Phyllis Gutierrez, Norma Branham, Beth Collins, Norma Branham, Leah Branham, Beth Collins, Jan Gregory and Denise Jones met the Sunday before […]

Winnsboro in Lights

WINNSBORO – Downtown Winnsboro was dressed for the holidays last Friday as the Winnsboro Merchants coordinated a luminary service for the community to honor and memorialize loved ones.          

Holiday Marketplace in downtown Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – It may be cold and rainy outside on Saturday, but it will be warm and fuzzy inside at Winnsboro’s annual Holiday Market Place featuring offerings of gifts, crafts, bakery confections and local farm produce – fruits, vegetables, meats, honey and more – from farmers and artisans of Winnsboro, Blythewood and Ridgeway. The holiday […]

Merchants offer ‘Three Weeks of Christmas’

WINNSBORO – Downtown merchants will be celebrating Three Weeks of Christmas with themed nights of shopping from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. each of the three evenings. First Friday, Dec. 7, shoppers can step back in time to the sights and sounds of a classic 1940’s White Christmas as they stroll downtown streets to big band […]