County discusses moving momument

WINNSBORO – Efforts to potentially relocate Winnsboro’s Confederate monument is unlikely until at least 2021, according to Fairfield County officials. Fairfield County Council discussed, but took no action on a request from the Town of Winnsboro to relocate the town’s Confederate monument from its current location at the Mt. Zion Institute grounds to the Fairfield […]

Town eyes options for relocating monument

WINNSBORO – There is currently a law in South Carolina that protects, in part, certain monuments from being removed from public property in the state without a vote by the General Assembly. Winnsboro Mayor Roger Gaddy said during town council meeting Tuesday night that the town government does not intend to break that law. Following […]

Blythewood approves 20-year Winnsboro water contract

BLYTHEWOOD – After discussion that made clear it was the only option to supply water to the town of Blythewood, the Blythewood Town Council approved a new 20-year agreement with the Town of Winnsboro, which has provided water in Blythewood for the past 20 years. In a 4-1 vote, the council agreed to another 20 […]

Public Notice: TOW municipal budget

Public Hearing: TOW Budget

Winnsboro, Blythewood reach water agreement

WINNSBORO – After 20 years, a new water agreement is being finalized between the towns of Winnsboro and Blythewood. The Winnsboro town council voted Tuesday evening to pass first reading on a new water service agreement with Blythewood. The second and final vote and public hearing on the agreement will be held at the Feb. […]

Umm, Good!

WINNSBORO – Cutting the ribbon for the grand opening of the town’s new Burger King are, front row, from left: Fairfield County Chamber president Gene Stephens, Winnsboro Town Clerk Lorraine Abell, Town Manager Don Wood, Town Councilwoman Janice Bartell Prather, Burger King representatives Benjamin Wasser and owner Bruce Daniels, Town Councilman John McMeekin, County Councilman […]

Chatman sworn in as Town Councilman

WINNSBORO – Political newcomer Demetrius Chatman, 33, was sworn into the Winnsboro Town Council July 2 where he will take the seat for District 3. While it’s his first time to hold an elected office, Chatman said he is prepared. “I’ve been going to the meetings and talking to people in my district about things […]

Winnsboro Budget Public Notice

Winnsboro restaurant suspension upheld

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro restaurant that was shut down last month over concerns it was doubling as a nightclub will remain closed until further notice. Meantime, a representative of Winnsboro Bar & Grill thinks the town’s decision to suspend her business license was overkill, saying her establishment is simply a restaurant that also serves drinks. […]