Uncovered: Small town government corruption calls for changes at SC Statehouse, but progress is slow

COLUMBIA — With time running out on their 2021 calendar, South Carolina lawmakers have made little progress toward closing ethics loopholes for big-spending special government district leaders. Nor have they given the state’s top law enforcement agency the money it says it needs to better investigate public corruption. But influential legislators say they remain committed […]

Courthouse repairs, upgrades begin

WINNSBORO – Renovations to the Fairfield County Courthouse that are funded with bond money remaining from the 2013, $24 million Fairfield Facilities Corporation bond, may soon be underway. Bryant Brown, an architect with GMK Associates in Columbia, presented information to council Monday night about how those renovations and repairs are going to proceed. “You have […]

Taylor named town manager after resigning from County

WINNSBORO – After two votes four days apart, the Winnsboro town council got it right – hiring Fairfield County Administrator Jason Taylor as its new town manager effective July 5, 2021. The announcement of Taylor’s hiring was emailed to The Voice on April 9 after the first vote which occurred just a few hours after […]

Gabby Waden raises the bar at Miss. State

STARKVILLE, MS – For only the second time in the program’s history, Mississippi State volleyball had two players named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-South Region team. And one of those players is none other than Blythewood’s Gabby Waden. This season marked another program milestone for Waden as she became the the fourth best […]

Take the survey now!

BLYTHEWOOD – Today is the ‘hard opening’ for the Town of Blythewood/Planning Commission Survey that the town’s elected officials are asking every family living in 29016 to fill out and return to Town Hall. Availability of Survey Click here to access the survey. An information card with a QR Code is inserted in this newspaper […]

Council eyes slashing budget

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County staff say they’ve potentially found up to $750,000 in debt collection revenue that could help plug a $3.5 million deficit in the proposed 2022 budget. At a budget meeting Tuesday, County Administrator Jason Taylor reported the former Fairfield Community Hospital still owes the county about $1.26 million. Up to half, or […]

Volunteers needed to remove Langford-Nord house siding

BLYTHEWOOD – A major restoration is taking place in town and The Blythewood Historical Society is seeking volunteers to help with it. The Society members will be removing the 1970s metal siding from the historic Langford-Nord House, which is home to the Blythewood Historical Society and Museum (BHSM). “Come help be part of a real […]

Breedin wins $200 in The Voices Bracket Challenge

BLYTHEWOOD – Bill Breedin of Blythewood has been named the winner of The Voice’s $200 March Madness Bracket Challenge. While no contest entry chose Baylor to win the Championship, only three brackets didn’t have either Gonzaga or Baylor in the National Championship game. Breedin’s bracket had Illinois set to face Gonzaga in the title game. […]

Mosley takes 1st at Falcon Invitational

COLUMBIA – Joshua Mosley represented Fairfield Central at the Ben Lippen School’s George Johnson Falcon Invitational on April 10. Mosley took first place in the 3200 meter run finals with a time of 10:13.54, two seconds ahead of second place finisher Judson Taylor of Lexington High School. Mosley, a junior, set his personal record in […]

Eagles compete at Pine Ridge

EDGEFIELD – Eagle golfers hit the greens at Pine Ridge Country Club on Tuesday for a region tournament with Cambridge, Wardlaw and Northside. The Eagles finished in third with a 199 team score, behind Cambridge (160) and Wardlaw (177). Senior Marshall Gibbons shot a 42 for Richard Winn, followed by Connor Little (51), Derek Branham […]