Coop drive-thru election May 16-20

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Electric Coop’s drive-thru Annual Meeting & Trustee Election will be May 16 – 20. To register, bring the Official 2022 Annual Meeting registration form and a photo ID to a registration site. Five seats are open: Districts 1, 2, 3, 9 and one At-Large District. Members in those districts will vote for […]

Council authorizes Franklin to sue The Voice and others

BLYTHEWOOD  – Blythewood Town Council voted 4-1 Thursday, May 5, to authorize Mayor Bryan Franklin, Town Administrator Carroll Williamson, and the Town’s outside attorneys David Black and Shannon Burnett to take legal action against The Voice and its publisher. While the Town has already sued MPA Strategies owner Ashley Hunter and threatened to sue Donald […]

Your meal will be cooked from scratch at Millie’s in Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY – Ring the cow bell outside the service window to either order food or pick up an order from Millie’s country food restaurant in Ridgeway. And what she hands through the outdoor pass-through window to the customer will not be made from frozen beef patties, or chicken cooked in the morning and set under […]

Bell quizzed on disparity of funding for rec centers

WINNSBORO – Drawdy Park is a recreation hub in Fairfield County. More than 300 kids compete in baseball, softball and other sporting activities during the peak summer season. It’s a place where proud parents cheer on their sons and daughters as they triumphantly round the bases. It’s a place where memories are made. “Drawdy Park […]

MLILY gives 31 mattresses to FCSD, EMS

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County mattress manufacturer, MLILY, has donated mattresses to Fairfield County’s Sheriff’s Department, EMS, and Emergency Management. Representatives from MLILY presented the mattresses to the public safety units in the MLILY showroom located at 1 Mlily Way in Winnsboro on Monday. “Fairfield County is thrilled to announce that MLILY has made this generous […]

Gregg Martin faces 10 more sex crime charges

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood photographer Gregg Martin faces 10 new charges including kidnapping and promoting prostitution after being arrested last week for a second time for sex crimes. He was booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Martin was first arrested April 8, 2022, after deputies received a report of him taking inappropriate photographs of […]

R2 Superintendent keeps board travel funds secret

COLUMBIA – Richland Two school district officials spent more than half an hour of the April 26 school board meeting discussing whether board members would have access to the details of board spending on travel and training. This came following the revelation that some board members had overspent to the point of exceeding the board’s […]

Happy Retirement

During a retirement party at Town Hall for Doko Manor Director Steve Hasterok, his Manor staff looks on as Hasterok hands the keys to the Manor to Kristi Coggins, who will be taking over his duties.

One of their own

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County fire and emergency personnel escorted the body of Don Silvia from Prisma Hospital in Columbia, where he died this morning after a short illness, to Pope Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Silvia was a long-time volunteer firefighter and rescue squad member in Fairfield County. At the bridge over Exit 32, firefighters from […]

Hood Road Fire

RIDGEWAY – At about 7:45 pm on Thursday, Fairfield County fire units were dispatched to a reported structure fire on Hood Road in Ridgeway, according to the Fairfield County Fire Service. The first arriving unit found heavy fire throughout the building, and confirmed that no one was home. It took crews about an hour to […]