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Four Fairfield County schools win Palmetto Award

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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 general performance and closing the achievement gap respectively.McCrorey-Liston School for Technology won a Palmetto Silver Award for general performance.


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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FCSD superintendent’s contract extended through 2019

WINNSBORO — Fairfield County’s School Board of Trustees has shown a commitment to Superintendent J.R. Green by extending his contract one year and extending the unilateral termination buyout from nine months to 18 months.At the end of a meeting that last nearly six hours, the board of trustees approved the contract amendment for Green, which was discussed during executive session.The amendment to the contract will extend the superintendent’s employment ...

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Water contract talks improve between Winnsboro and Mid County

WINNSBORO —Contract talks for the purchase of water between the Town of Winnsboro and Mid County Water appear to be on the up and up.The two sides met on Wednesday and as a result of those discussions, which lasted approximately an hour, the Town of Winnsboro’s water committee will recommend council extend the cutoff period to allow for continued negotiation.“It was a progressive meeting with some healthy discussion,” water committee attorney John...

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Griffins soar past Keenan

WINNSBORO — The Fairfield Central baseball team tightened its grip on the number two spot in region III-AA when they dismantled the Keenan Raiders 15-7 on Tuesday.With the win, Fairfield is now 5-2 in region play.The Griffins combined for 12 hits led by their lead off hitter Tavaris Cook.“We hit the ball pretty well and he (T. Cook) has been on tear,” Fairfield Central head coach Scotty Dean said.Cook finished 3-4 at plate, scored ...

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