‘81-’90 BHE alums set to say good-bye Jan. 27

BLYTHEWOOD – As the time approaches to say a final farewell to the current Bethel-Hanberry Elementary school building, the district is inviting all former students and employees back to walk the halls and visit old classrooms one last time prior to the school’s demolition. Alums from the years 1981 through 1990 are invited to walk […]

FC Council on Aging to re-open Jan. 27

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Council on Aging (FCCOA) is holding a grand re-opening of its newly renovated senior center on Thursday Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. The event will kick off what will be a year of celebrating 50 years serving the seniors of Fairfield County. “This is a very special year for us,” […]

FF Chamber declares February Restaurant Month

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce has declared February restaurant month in Fairfield County. “We want the citizens of Fairfield County to support our local restaurants by participating in Fairfield County Restaurant Month for the whole month of February,” Fairfield Chamber of Commerce President Gene Stephens said. “Here’s how it works – we […]

Ice, wind cause outages, damage in Blythewood and Fairfield County

Blythewood BLYTHEWOOD – After Sunday’s icy winter storm knocked out power to about 12,000 Fairfield Electric Coop customers, linemen had restored power to all but a few off them by 11 p.m., Monday night. “The outages were widespread over our entire territory,” Vice President of Member Services Doug Payne told The Voice Wednesday morning. “Altogether, […]

Run with Rotary rescheduled for Feb. 12 due to weather

BLYTHEWOOD – Run with Rotary, a 5K and half marathon that was set for Saturday, Jan. 22 in Doko Meadows Park has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 12, due to expected inclement weather conditions this weekend. It’s the second hiccup in the club’s efforts to fund their annual college scholarships for area high school seniors. […]

Dogs push Fairfield County shelter over capacity

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Animal Shelter announced on Jan. 6 that it would be closing its doors for all non-emergency intakes until further notice. “We are so overcrowded right now that we can’t take any more dogs from people dropping them off for surrender,” said Fairfield County Animal Shelter Director Bob Innes. “We have […]

Hill elected to Nat’l Cororner’s Accreditation Board

WINNBORO – Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill has been elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IACME). His term on the 8-member board began Jan. 1, 2022. The IACME conducts educational seminars for the purpose of assisting Coroners and Medical Examiners and other […]

The Voice travels to Canada

The Voice is heard in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. John and Andrea Jones, who reside in Blair, recently visited their granddaughters in Canada for Christmas. According to Jones, leaving a temperature of 74 degrees and six hours later entering into -10 degrees was a shocker. Day of return leaving -31 degrees and a wind chill of […]

Taylor and his team going after town’s potential

WINNSBORO – The Town of Winnsboro has made progress on several projects and initiatives this past year that will enable the town to provide more efficient utility services, reduce blight and develop more downtown businesses, says Town Manager Jason Taylor. “I think we have great potential if we do what it takes to realize that […]

Guest Editorial: Here’s Why Fairfield Electric Filed the Lawsuit

As you read in last week’s Voice, Fairfield Electric Coop has filed a lawsuit against Central Electric Power Cooperative. Since Fairfield Coop was established in 1939, we have distributed electricity generated by Santee Cooper and coordinated by Central Electric with whom all the Coops have a purchase power contract.  We paid the wholesale price from […]