Senate, House, Sheriff and FCSD candidates have their say

The Voice has provided space for each of the local candidates to talk about their candidacy, and here is what they had to say. These comments are unedited. Erin Mosley, SC Senate Dist. 17 Candidate My name is Erin Mosley and I am the Republican candidate for SC Senate District 17.  I am a lifelong […]

Richland 2 seeks COA for new B-HE school

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood’s Board of Architectural Review (BAR) was scheduled to hear a project manager for the proposed new Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School appeal to the BAR for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the school at 5 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, shortly after press time. The proposed project is located on approximately 19 acres along Boney Road […]

Millage to stay at 6-year level

WINNSBORO – In a 5-2 vote, Fairfield County Council members passed second reading to leave the county’s millage rate the same as it has been for the last six years, at 181.8 mils. Voting against, without disclosing why, were Councilmen Moses Bell and Mikal Trapp. “Our auditor, Ms. Peggy Hensley, feels that the proposed 181.8 […]

Sea Pro sells nationally, hires local

WINNSBORO – The county’s new Sea Pro boat manufacturing facility in Winnsboro recently built its first boat, said Preston Wrenn, vice president of the company. “We are now working on boat number two as we speak,” Wrenn said. “We currently have about 14 people in house working, and we’re looking to grow that to approximately […]

Ridgeway’s Walk into Fall set for Sat.

RIDGEWAY – Ridgeway’s inaugural Walk into Fall festival is scheduled from 1 – 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31. “We are inviting everyone to join us for a tour of our town and a fabulous downtown shopping experience,” organizer Phyllis Gutierrez said. “We have lots of wonderful surprises that I think everyone will enjoy, plus our […]

R2 Black Parents Association grades board incumbents

COLUMBIA – The Richland Two Black Parents Association (BPA) has released their School Board Candidates Report Card for the 2020 elections. The Report Card evaluates incumbents only, based on their past service on the board. Lindsay Agostini got an across-the-board A and high praise from the BPA for her knowledge about the work of the […]

State Runner Up

After finishing top in the state in their 2019 season, Blythewood’s Ladies Golf team returned in 2020 with the talent and motivation to return to the top. The Bengals finished just short of the championship, securing the State Runner Up title at the Oct. 26-27 SCHSL AAAAA State Championship Tournament on Oct. 26 and 27. […]

Help, Help Me Rhonda

Blythewood resident Rhonda Meisner, a candidate for the Richland Two school board, speaks to voters during the ‘All In’ candidate tour when it stopped at Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream Shop in Blythewood on Saturday.

Lake Scar-O-Lina was wet ‘n wild

BLYTHEWOOD – It was the fourth Village Church event the Lord rained on – but not out – this year. But the church’s popular Lake Scar-O-Lina fall event turned out to be all good. In keeping with COVID restrictions, costumed kids rode in the back seats of hundreds of vehicles parents steered through the maze […]

Blazers best Bengals in defensive stalemate

BLYTHEWOOD – After a halftime 0-0 stalemate, Blythewood and Ridge View offenses gave it their best shot in the opening of second-half action Friday night. The Blazers came through with a 1-yard Andre Washington touchdown run, then blanked the Bengals for the rest of the way in a 7-0 shutout at Westwood High School’s District […]