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Midlands BioFuels set to host 4th annual car show

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WINNSBORO — Hundreds of car owners from across the southeast will roll into downtown Winnsboro this weekend to share and gather tricks of the trade when working on bio diesel engines.Midlands BioFuels is preparing to host the fourth annual TDI (Turbo Direct Injection Diesel) engine car show this Saturday (July 12) from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. in downtown Winnsboro. The Midlands BioFuels plant is located at 310 S. Congress St.Midlands BioFuels owner Joe Renwick said he and his staff are looking forward to the event.“It’s really a fun event not just for people with bio diesel engines, but also if you don’t have one you can come and check out other people’s cars,” he said.


Throw out the incumbents

Why do we settle for mediocrity?We here in Fairfield County should take great pride in the fact that during the “Drawdy Park Fiasco.”No one died, no one was reprimanded, no one in the county office was taken to task for accountability or responsibility! How fortunate are we?Very, that no one was injured, all the other issues just show us the mindset of county council and how it operates.If this was a for profit business we would be bankr...

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Winnsboro celebrates Independence Day at First Baptist Church

Jane Boyter volunteered her time making cherry and grape snow cones to help cool off attendees on a hot July day.This family enjoyed popcorn and hot dogs while waiting for the fireworks show.Volunteers perfected the swirling motion to make a delicious piece of cotton candy.First Baptist pastor Mark Chapman recognized current military and veterans of the armed forces before giving away door prizes.Event attendees enjoyed a buffet of popcorn, hot dogs...

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Winnsboro police searching for murder suspect

WINNSBORO — Winnsboro police are looking for Latroy Dante Sampson in connection with the death of a Winnsboro woman whose body was found early Friday morning.Winnsboro Police Chief Freddie Lorrick said his department was still looking for Sampson as of 3 p.m. Monday.Police said Sampson should be considered extremely dangerous and is the lead suspect due to the eyewitness report.“He (Sampson) was seen there in the altercation with her (Stone) and th...

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Candidate throws hat into ring for council seat

My name is Billy Smith, and I’m running for the District 7 seat on Fairfield County Council.I’m from Winnsboro, and I’ve lived in Fairfield County almost my entire life. Over the years, I’ve seen the areas around Fairfield County move forward while Fairfield County has stagnated. I’ve seen the quality of life in other areas improve while ours has remained the same for so long. And after regularly attending County Council meetings over the past year and...

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Next Generation 9-1-1 still years away for Fairfield County

FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Technology is emerging and being implemented across much of the country to allow people to text to 911 in emergencies, rather than call, which has been coined as the Next Generation 911 system.The system would allow a subject to text photos and video to dispatch to report an emergency.Fairfield County’s Emergency Management Director Phyllis Watkins doesn’t believe the system it is being implemented anywhere in South Carolina currently...

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Community celebrates Fourth of July

WINNSBORO — More than 300 people showed up to First Baptist Church’s Fourth of July celebration on Friday.The free event provided hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy. Kids enjoyed games and inflatable bouncy houses.Prior to the fireworks show, military personnel and armed forces veterans were recognized.“We appreciate you and we thank you,” First Baptist Church pastor Mark Chapman said. “We thank you so much and...

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County votes to ink auditing service extension

WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Council recently unanimously agreed to renew its contract with the accounting firm Elliott Davis for three more years for auditing services.Fairfield County Administrator Milton Pope said the action is important and did need council’s approval. The motion passed 6-0. District 3 Councilman Mikel Trapp was absent.Auditing services are required each year and, according to Pope, multi-term contracts are permitted in the procurement po...

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