The Independent Voice Launches Operations in Fairfield County

The Independent Voice of Blythewood is now the Independent Voice of Blythewood and Fairfield County, and the now weekly newspaper is pleased to launch this, its first Fairfield County edition.

As part of its expansion into Fairfield County, The Voice has added two new staff members to lead its news-gathering efforts – James Denton and Jill Cincotta. Denton, a 13-year veteran of community newspapers, will serve as editor and oversee the news operations of The Voice.

“This is a very exciting time to be part of a locally owned community newspaper,” Denton said. “These two communities have so much in common and so much to offer, and we look forward to offering them a strong newspaper.”

Denton can be reached at the Blythewood office at 803-708-8105, or by email at [email protected].

Cincotta, winner of the 2011 Montgomery FOIA Award from the S.C. Press Association, will staff the Winnsboro office, the location of which will be confirmed early next week, and will be the lead reporter for Fairfield County news.

“I am excited about the new venture and looking forward to continuing to report the news about and for the Fairfield community,” Cincotta said.

Cincotta can be reached by email at [email protected].

Part of The Voice’s agenda includes a new state-of-the-art Web site, www.FairfieldCountyVoice.com, which went live today. The site will keep readers up to date on breaking news and sports, and will offer a valuable outlet for advertisers to get their message out to readers. The Voice will also soon be launching a mobile application, so readers can take The Voice with them on their smart phones wherever they go.

“One of the best things about The Voice is that it is part of the community,” Barbara Ball, publisher of The Voice, said. “Our ownership is right here, our billing is right here, our newspaper is put together right here. It’s not done all piecemeal two or three counties away, or even five or six states away. We’re right here in Fairfield and in Blythewood.”

Ball will handle advertising chores for The Voice. Advertisers can reach her at 803-767-5711, or by email at [email protected].