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Richard Winn goes 1-2 in Spring Break Tournament

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WINNSBORO — Richard Winn Academy’s baseball team went 1-2 during a Spring Break Tournament at Fairfield Central High School last week.The Eagles won their first game 6-5 over Camden Military Academy on Monday.Eagles’ starting pitcher Cameron Cooper earned the win.Matt Taylor went 2-4 at the plate for Richard Winn.The Eagles fell in the second game to Great Falls and lost the championship game to the Griffins 6-3 on Thursday.Richard Winn head coach Al Berry said it is always good when baseball players can play games during Spring Break, as opposed to taking nine days off.“We were able to play everyday and it allowed us to work on problem areas before starting the playoffs,” he noted.


Griffins go 3-0 in tournament

WINNSBORO — Fairfield Central’s baseball team went undefeated during its Spring Break Tournament, winning all three games.Playing during Spring Break is vital, according to head coach Scotty Dean, because it allows his players to keep their timing down.“This bunch of kids are eager and look forward to a tournament,” he said. “Baseball is not a sport where you can have a long layoff because it is all about muscle memory and at this point in t...

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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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School district’s proposed budget increases by $1.2 million

WINNSBORO — The Fairfield County School Board of Trustees passed first reading of the FY 2014-2015 budget Tuesday night.Superintendent J.R. Green recommended the board approve the first reading in the amount of $35,548,351.The motion carried 4-1-2, with Andrea Harrison voting nay and both Paula Hartman and Annie McDaniel abstaining.Last year’s budget was $34,358,564.Fairfield County School District finance director Kevin Robinson noted t...

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