Kevin BoozerStaff WriterCHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Fairfield Griffin Bow Tie Club traveled to Charlotte on Saturday with 62 young men touring the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts.The outing was part of the group’s focus on the five wells of leadership expounded by Benjamin E. Mayes, that to become leaders young men should be well-dressed, well-spoken, well-balanced, well-read and well-traveled.The trip included a visit to NASCAR’s 150,000-square-foot Hall of Fame where students engaged in hands-on activities such as pit crew simulations and race car driving video games and simulations.
Lucas VanceStaff WriterWINNSBORO — Pine Tree Players helped to get Fairfield County in the Christmas mood with a live radio play version of It’s A Wonderful Life. At the risk of overusing the word wonderful, director Brian Garner said the six showings were just that.“The audiences were very appreciative and they loved the performance,” he stated.According to Garner, It’s a Wonderful Life is the type of play that puts ev...
Kevin BoozerStaff WriterWINNSBORO — Fairfield County Superintendent of Schools J.R. Green held another breakfast at the district office Dec. 10 to give an update on the district and to field questions community leaders might have about its mission, direction and successes.At that time he spoke to the situation of FMS Middle School math teacher David Toney who missed coaching in the state championship game because he was arrested for marijuana possession ...
Kevin BoozerStaff WriterWINNSBORO — A select group of Fairfield County students is engaging in a new robotics club thanks to grant funding from NASA.Fairfield Central High School Griffin Robotics Team 5327 was recently awarded the 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Robotics Alliance Project, FIRST Robotics Competition Grant Award. The grant enables students to compete in Myrtle Beach at the 11th annual Palmetto Regional Robotics Competiti...
Kevin BoozerStaff WriterWINNSBORO — Partnership between county departments and the local faith community gave veterans and their dependents an opportunity to network in hopes of finding employment this holiday season and beyond.The Fairfield County Veterans Affairs Office, Fairfield County WIA and Fairfield County employment liaison produced a job fair that also contained a health and wellness component.“Things are going well (with these...
Kevin BoozerStaff WriterWINNSBORO — As the second cohort in the STEM Early College Academy completes its first semester at Fairfield Middle School, J.R. Green said this group of Fairfield County students is receiving an education that is second to none.“People assume I am speaking in hyperbole when I mention that, but I assure you that is not the case,” said the superintendent, whose twin daughters are in the program.He shared a st...
Kevin BoozerStaff WriterMITFORD — Firefighters donned turnout gear to respond to a call from one of their own Nov. 10, as volunteer and professional firefighter Brad Good led a run/walk/carry benefit to raise funds for Operation Enduring Warrior.In conjunction with The Corn Fed Group (a Spartan Team) the Mitford Fire Department helped raise $3,000.Brad Good, 26, led in the carry competition, carrying a pack of around 125 pounds as a way to rai...
Fairfield Central’s Athletic Department is sponsoring a Fan Bus for the varsity playoff football game at Cheraw High School on Nov. 29. The bus will leave FCHS at 5:15 p.m. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to travel. Cost will be $10. Contact Coach T. Roach at 635-1441, ext. 60514 for more information.
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