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. […]

Chatman elected to WTC

WINNSBORO – Political newcomer Demetrius Chatman, 33, defeated two-term incumbent Clyde Sanders Tuesday night to win the District 3 seat on the Winnsboro Town Council. Voter turnout for the election was low with only 79 (6.46%) of the 1,239 registered voters casting ballots. Debby Stidham, Director of Fairfield County Voter Registration, said. Chatman received the […]

Town Council election set for April

WINNSBORO – Two seats in the Town of Winnsboro Town Council race are up for re-election on April 2, and one of those seats is contested. Incumbent Clyde Sanders (District 3) is opposed by political newcomer Demetrius Chatman who says he wants to be a leader for progressive change. Sanders, who has served two terms […]

Joint water authority board sets sail

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County is gathering all the trappings to lure big industry and with it, more jobs. It has interstate access, a megasite roughly equidistant between Columbia and Charlotte and a $2 million state grant targeting infrastructure for that site. Now the county and town have created a joint water authority – the Fairfield […]

WTC OKs Teacher Village zoning

WINNSBORO – A request for R-3 zoning for property for a once controversial Teacher Village, sailed just as smoothly through the second and final reading as it did the first reading. Winnsboro Town Council unanimously approved of the rezoning with a 5-0 vote. As during the first reading, there was no discussion except for Councilman […]

Town OKs first vote on Teacher Village

WINNSBORO – After the Teacher Village property request for R3 zoning flew through the Winnsboro Planning Commission faster than a speeding bullet, the feat was duplicated at the Town Council meeting Tuesday evening. There was no discussion at either meeting, only a motion in favor and a unanimous vote to approve. “This will be the […]