More than 200 attend Town Hall Q&A about Scout Motors EV

 BLYTHEWOOD – Traffic congestion, potential noise and pollution, and hiring locally were among the issues Blythewood area residents raised during a recent town hall meeting about the Scout Motors EV plant coming to Blythewood’s industrial park. On Monday night, 200 residents packed into Doko Manor to learn more about the Volkswagen brand, particularly any tradeoffs […]

Winnsboro Council looking to rehab former dry cleaning store

WINNSBORO – As part of its burgeoning downtown redevelopment efforts, the Winnsboro town council voted to place an option on the property located at 201 N. Congress Street in downtown Winnsboro. The 5-0 vote, taken during Tuesday night’s council meeting, also approved a $10,000 purchase agreement for the property. “The building on the property housed […]

Voice publisher receives Jay Bender award

COLUMBIA – The tenth annual Jay Bender Award for Assertive Journalism was presented to Barbara Ball, publisher of The Voice, during the South Carolina Press Association’s annual meeting in Columbia on March 9-10. The award recognizes one weekly newspaper and one daily newspaper journalist in the state each year who stands up to authority in […]

Candidates nominated for FEC board election

BLYTHEWOOD – Four incumbents on the Fairfield Electric Cooperative board of trustees were nominated for the upcoming board elections. No others applied for nomination. The four nominees are all current board members: Peggy Swearingen (District. 4), Deriel Ogburn (District 5). Kenny Miles (District 6), and Robert Entzminger, (at large). Only members living in Districts 4, […]

MPA subpoenas Burnett testimony

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood lawyers want a judge to strike a subpoena seeking testimony from an attorney representing the Town in its legal battle against its former marketing firm. On March 9, attorneys for MPA Strategies subpoenaed Shannon Burnett, an attorney with the Town. Blythewood attorneys promptly responded by filing a motion to quash the subpoena. […]

Town awarded $420K for Fortune Springs

WINNSBORO – The Town of Winnsboro was notified earlier this month that it has been selected to receive a $420,825 federal grant for improvements to Fortune Springs Park. The grant is through the SCOR ARPA-funded Stormwater Infrastructure Program. “Fortune Springs Park is the flagship of the town’s parks,” Town Administrator Jason Taylor said. “It includes […]

New Beginnings at Oates Field

BLYTHEWOOD – Earlier this month, Blythewood Youth Baseball and Softball League (BYBSL) officially renamed Field 1 at Blythewood Park in memory of League coach and parent Bradley Oates. Oates passed away at the age of 48 after a long battle with colon cancer. In a post on Facebook, the League described Oates’ passion for BYBSL. […]

Happy 100th Birthday!

WINNSBORO – During Monday night’s council meeting, members of council presented a Proclamation honoring Johnnie Ruth McCrorey for her 100th birthday. Council moved out of the building to present the proclamation to Mrs. McCrorey, who was sitting in a car in front of the building. Mayor John McMeekin read the proclamation to her, then each […]

A Ribbin’ Good Time

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Chamber held their annual Ribfest at Doko Meadows Park on March 10 and 11.  Friday night featured a movie for festival goers. Saturday featured a Bloody Mary contest, music and food. Among Saturday’s music performances were The Joseph Grayson band, Commontime Bluegrass Band, Blues Deluxe, Wrong Side of the Tracks and […]

Top Notch

The Fairfield County Transit Department received three awards at the Transportation Association of South Carolina (TASC) annual conference and rodeo. Pictured above left with Interim County Administrator Laura Johnson, left, Ms. Diana White was awarded Transit Employee of the Year for her service as the Fairfield County Transit Director. Pictured below left, Joel Glenn Rice […]