Fairfield County ranks 4th highest county in SC for COVID-19 cases per 100K

DHEC: Ridgeway Nursing Home has become COVID-19 hotspot RIDGEWAY – More than half of Fairfield County’s 160 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus have been tracked by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) to the PruittHealth – Ridgeway nursing home. With 68 percent of residents infected, along with 27 staff members, the facility […]

FCHS seniors to walk June 6

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County’s Class of 2020 will have a traditional graduation ceremony, albeit with several modifications. Like most schools nationwide, the Fairfield County School District has been wrestling with whether or not to conduct a live graduation ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That question received an answer during the May 12 school board meeting. […]

Fast Food

WINNSBORO – The first of three mobile food pantries scheduled for distribution in Fairfield County gave out more than a hundred bags of free groceries on Saturday at the Fairfield County administration building. Two more giveaways are scheduled. The next one is set for Saturday, May 23 from 12 noon – 2 p.m. at the […]

The Championship Dream Remains

The 2020 Richard Winn Academy baseball season was one of promise that quickly turned into huge heartbreak. Up until March 13, the Eagles were undefeated with a 6-0 overall record, 3-0 in region play, when the season came to an abrupt halt due to COVID-19. Building on the 2019 team’s success and advancement in the […]

Facing Challenges the Blythewood Way

After a one-win season in 2019, Blythewood High School boys lacrosse head coach Jason Cuzzupe’s team finally turned the corner. When Cuzzupe took over the program three years ago, he knew he wanted to change the program’s culture – to really cultivate positivity among the players. The coaching staff bought in to the idea of […]

Thanks

WINNSBORO – To show their appreciation to the Winnsboro Police Department, above, and the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department for their vigilance during the Time of Corona, last week the Winnsboro Lions Club delivered 85 bags of home baked cookies to two law enforcement agencies. “We want them to know that we appreciate them for all […]

COVID-19 numbers by zip code

SCDHEC’s latest update for coronavirus case numbers in the following Blythewood and Fairfield County zip codes. BLYTHEWOOD – 63 reported cases (2 new) 387 Estimated Cases 450 Total Possible Cases FAIRFIELD COUNTY – 163 reported cases (3 new) 1,001 Estimated Cases 1,164 Total Possible Cases 13 Deaths (2 reported 4/23/2020, 1 reported 5/7/2020, 1 reported […]

Recovered COVID-19 Sheriff’s admin donates plasma

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office administrator who got sick with COVID-19 has recovered, she said – and this week she’s donating her plasma in an effort to help others who are ill with the disease. “I had a little bit of trouble breathing, mainly taking deep breaths, and I lost my ability to […]

BHS & WHS to hold graduations in June

BLYTHEWOOD – Richland Two will hold graduation ceremonies for the Blythewood and Westwood high schools’ Class of 2020 on June 3 and 4 at Harry Parone Stadium, located on the campus of Spring Valley High School at 120 Sparkleberry Lane. Blythewood High School will graduate on Wednesday, June 3, and Westwood will graduate on Thursday, […]

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 […]