PC finalizes class 1 vote on B-HE gym

BLYTHEWOOD – After voting 4-1 on Sept 8, to defer a recommendation to town council regarding the designation of Bethel-Hanberry gymnasium as a class 1 historic property, the planning commission reversed that vote on Sept. 14 during a special called meeting. At issue during the Sept. 8 meeting was a request on the agenda to […]

Blythewood Historical Society opens second phase of museum

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society & Museum will host a grand opening of phase two of its museum design at the Langford-Nord House on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 3 – 5 p.m.  Museum officials will meet outside for a short welcome and introduction, then proceed inside in small groups to allow for social distancing, […]

Fairfield County offices re-opening Oct. 5

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County offices will reopen to the public on Oct. 5. The government complex, has been closed to the public except by appointment since March 19. “To keep our customers and employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we request that everyone wear a face mask while in the building and practice social […]

The Blood Connection

BLYTHEWOOD – The American Red Cross is currently facing a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. The Blood Connection held a second blood drive on Friday at Blythewood Town Hall. Phlebotomist […]

The Voice recognized by SC Press Association

COLUMBIA – Like many events during the Time of Corona, this year’s S.C. Press Association’s annual editorial awards dinner that was scheduled for March in Myrtle Beach, was first postponed, then held virtually on Sept. 18. Overall, The Voice won first place in six categories in the statewide judging, second place in three categories and […]

Sheriff seeks information about car break-ins along SC Hwy 200

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Several vehicle break-ins occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 11 at residences in the S.C. Hwy 200 area of Fairfield County. The break-ins occurred between Wilson Chevrolet and Old River Road (Secondary 41). Items taken include pocketbooks and other small items from inside the vehicle. There were no signs […]

Town offering grants to improve storefronts

WINNSBORO – For the third year in a row, the Town of Winnsboro is offering façade grants to businesses to improve store fronts in the town. Town Council approved $3,000.00 for six $500 Façade Grants to merchants located on Congress Street in downtown Winnsboro. “The idea behind the grants is to improve the street-facing fronts […]

Fairfield Electric offers free seedlings to community

BLYTHEWOOD – Fairfield Electric Cooperative has launched a program to help replace trees in its service area that are cut down during right-of-way construction and maintenance. The program is called TREEMendUs. “Our plans are to have an annual event where we provide free tree seedlings to our members and community,” Fairfield Electric CEO Bruce Bacon […]

Blythewood mobile blood drive set for Friday

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blood Connection will be holding another mobile blood drive at town hall on Friday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Blood Connection provides blood to hospitals in Columbia. To schedule your donation, please go to the link: https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/152350 There is a critical need for blood donations, so stop by […]

Fairfield to host county-wide job fair

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County will host its first annual county-wide job fair for several industries in the community, including MLILY, Isola, Element, the SC Highway Patrol, PruittHealth, Mekra Lang and the Fairfield County School District. The fair will be held at three separate locations in the county – Winnsboro Recreation Center, Mitford Recreation Center and […]