Fairfield County gets $99M in settlement with Dominion

“We were never looking for a cash settlement. We were looking for projects that would lay the groundwork for the expansion and improvement of Fairfield County as well as economic development.” Jason Taylor, Fairfield County Administrator WINNSBORO – Fairfield County council voted Monday night to accept a settlement with Dominion Energy stemming from the cancelled […]

Council meetings inch closer to donnybrooks

Is the Town Headed to Court with MPA? BLYTHEWOOD – Town council meetings have, of late, more often than not turned into donnybrooks. But few if any have topped Mayor Bryan Franklin’s public tirade during Monday night’s meeting when he targeted The Voice for 19+ minutes over a story he didn’t like in the April […]

Assistant Administrator for Fairfield County announces departure

WINNSBORO – Assistant County Administrator Laura Johnson has submitted a letter of resignation to County administrator Jason Taylor, effective June 4, 2021, the day before Taylor leaves his job and takes over as Town Manager of Winnsboro. Johnson is the third high level county employee to leave or be forced out in the last two […]

Plan takes shape for BW industrial park

BLYTHEWOOD – A formal planning process is now under way for the development of the commercial portion of the 1,300-acre parcel of land near Blythewood’s downtown that’s slated to become an industrial park with an adjoining commercial area. Richland County, which owns the land, is working with the Urban Land Institute to determine how best […]

BW seeks veteran cemeteries

BLYTHEWOOD – The Town of Blythewood will be placing flags on the graves of veterans who are buried in local church cemeteries to honor all departed family members and citizens who have defended or given their lives for this nation. In order to accomplish this mission, the town would like to canvas local churches to […]

Suspect found guilty; on the loose

WINNSBORO – An Elgin man was arrested and charged with distribution of methamphetamine to an undercover agent on July 3, 2018. Tommy Gene Tolbert, 50, was scheduled to stand trial on the charges in the 6th Judicial Circuit Court in Winnsboro on Monday, but did not appear. The trial proceeded without him, and he was […]

Last chance to win free lunch!

BLYTHEWOOD – Want to have a say in how Blythewood grows in the next few years? Then fill out the Stakeholder Survey. The multiple choice questions are easy and shouldn’t take more than 8 or 10 minutes to complete. Just click here. And those who would like to be entered for a drawing of several […]

Fairfield DUI may be related to Blythewood accident

WINNSBORO – A DUI arrest on Sunday in Fairfield County may have included a separate incident earlier in Blythewood. LaPorchia Hall, 36, was driving a 2009 Murano Nissan Sports Utility when she was stopped for speeding on Highway 21 between Blythewood and Ridgeway in Fairfield County at about 4 p.m. Sunday by Master Trooper Gary […]

Element Electronics wins 2 top vendor awards at Walmart’s Super Growth Forum

WINNSBORO – At Walmart’s recent Supplier Growth Forum, Element Electronics was named Entertainment, Toys, and Seasonal Supplier of the Year. In addition, Element won Supplier of the Year in the Consumer Electronics category. The Supplier of the Year award is presented to suppliers who delivered above and beyond to serve Walmart Customers in each merchandising […]

DHEC seeks public comment on mine

COLUMBIA – The last day for public comments to be accepted regarding a permit application to mine granite at a site located in the vicinity of the intersection of S.C. Highway 34 and Simpson Circle in Fairfield County, approximately 3.5 miles west of Ridgeway, has been extended from Friday, May 7, 2021 to Wednesday, June […]