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Council is split on committee system

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WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Councilman David Brown’s (District 7) motion to return to a seven committee system failed to pass during the April 14 meeting by a vote of 3-3.Mary Lynn Kinley (District 6) was absent from the meeting.Brown, Dwayne Perry (District 1) and Carolyn Robinson (District 2) all voted in favor of a seven committee system.Kamau Marcharia (District 4), Mikel Trapp (District 3) and chairman David Ferguson (District 5) voted nay on the matter.The seven committee system has been a hot topic within the public recently in order to produce a more transparent county government and a more informed public.

 

Town clears final hurdle on nuisance animals ordinance

WINNSBORO — The Town of Winnsboro made the final hurdle in declaring nuisance animals to be illegal within town limits.After a public hearing, Town Council recently unanimously approved the second reading to append section 90.05 of ordinance 041514A.Complaints spewing from Evans Street in Winnsboro have cited roosters crowing as well as numerous ducks and chickens wandering off the owner’s property.Resident Sarah Bryant showed council photographs o...

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Fairfield Middle School teacher receives Golden Apple Award

WINNSBORO — Fairfield Middle School S.T.E.M. coach Lynne Thomas was recently recognized as one of the top teachers in the Midlands when she was presented with WLTX’s Golden Apple Award.The media center erupted as Thomas came through the doorway and the WLTX camera clicked on to catch the inspired students as they cheered on their favorite S.T.E.M. coach.“It is such an honor to receive this award,” Thomas said as tears of joy flowed down her cheeks...

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Midlands BioFuels is 2013 “Spare the Air” winner

WINNSBORO — Midlands Biofuels has been awarded the 2013 Spare the Air Award for the Most Outstanding Business in South Carolina. The award recognizes a company that has been a good steward of the environment.Midlands BioFuels owner Joe Renwick said he was pleased his company is being recognized with such an honor even though he was unaware Midlands BioFuels was even in the running for such an outstanding award.“I was very excited and I had no idea that I was ...

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Four Fairfield County schools win Palmetto Award

WINNSBORO — Fairfield County School District recently announced that four of its elementary schools received either a Palmetto Gold or Palmetto Silver award for general performance or are closing the achievement gap.Winning a Palmetto Gold Award for general performance for the third year in a row was Fairfield Magnet School for Math and Science.Both Geiger Elementary School and Kelly Miller Elementary School won a Palmetto Gold Award and a Palmetto Silver Award for...

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Town begins budget process

RIDGEWAY — The Town of Ridgeway has begun its budget preparation and is pondering a water rate increase to its customers to alleviate the rate increase from its wholesale provider, The Town of Winnsboro.Council will hold a work session in the near future to work on the FY 2014-2015 budget.After taking an informal consensus, council agreed to utilize the same process as last year, where council will allow town staff to prepare the budget and then review it during an...

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Manager delivers update on new career center

WINNSBORO — The new Career and Technology Center for Fairfield County School District is scheduled to begin phase one of construction on June 9 and be completed by Aug. 1, 2015 for the start of the Fall 2015 semester.Fairfield County’s School Board of Trustees was recently updated on the progress of the new career center by project manager Rick Stottlemyer.One construction firm dropped out after the board established the top five firms.The remainin...

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New Ridgeway councilman takes oath of office

FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Ridgeway Town Council has officially welcomed a new council member.Following Fairfield County Election Commission’s meeting on Friday, Heath Cookendorfer won one of two available seats with 43 write-in votes to Belva Bush’s 41.Debbie Stidham, director of Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections, said the election commission met and determined that 43 of the original 47 write-in votes had “voter’s intent” to ...

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