Masks On

WINNSBORO – Kathy Owens, left, owner of Owen’s Trucking in downtown Winnsboro, and her employees handed out 150 mask and glove packets to the public last month, first-come, first-served. Owens placed an advertisement in The Voice, offering the masks and gloves to the public, free of charge. To receive them, residents rang the business doorbell […]

Are You From Around Here?

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The old saying, “I didn’t grow up here, but I got here as fast as I could” holds true for many people in the town of Winnsboro, which longtime residents regard as a little slice of paradise off the beaten path. But if you are a newcomer, you can quickly catch up […]

What a Clerk!

BLYTHEWOOD – During the 51st Annual Professional Municipal Clerks Week celebrated May 3 – 8, Blythewood Mayor Bryan Franklin presented a bouquet of flowers and a card to Blythewood’s town clerk, Melissa Cowan, on Friday. Franklin said his presentation was on behalf of all the Blythewood town council members. “Melissa is an excellent municipal clerk […]

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Procession to honor former Sheriff Young

Members of law enforcement throughout South Carolina will gather to honor former Sheriff Herman Young on Wednesday. FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Former Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young will be honored with a procession on Wednesday, May 13 at 3 p.m. The procession was organized by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office to honor Young one week he […]

Farmers Market opens May 16

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Farmers & Artisans Market will open Saturday, May 16 in the new Market Building located at 117 E. Washington Street. Local venders will offer fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products, crafts and more. Social distancing protocol will be in place for the safety of citizens and vendors. Customers and vendors […]

The American Dream is alive and well

LAKE WATEREE – Multiple daring escapes, a hunger strike, illegal employment and black-market deals, a trip halfway around the world, and then a whole lot of hard work that began with exhausting menial labor but ended with an American dream come true. It might sound like a movie, but it’s the real-life story of Tibi […]

New BW postmaster feels right at home

BLYTHEWOOD – When Northeast Columbia resident Cedric Jackson walked in the door of the Blythewood post office as the new postmaster in January, he said it was like coming home.  “I go way back in Blythewood. It’s where my mom grew up. She was a Walker,” Jackson said. “After she got married and moved to […]

Free meals for seniors in Fairfield County

COLUMBIA – What began last month as a Senior Resources project in Richland County to serve five free meals a week for senior citizens age 60 and over during the Time of Corona, has now been funded to serve 16 counties, including Fairfield County where the Fairfield County Council on Aging is handling the distribution […]

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