Senate, House, Sheriff and FCSD candidates have their say

The Voice has provided space for each of the local candidates to talk about their candidacy, and here is what they had to say. These comments are unedited. Erin Mosley, SC Senate Dist. 17 Candidate My name is Erin Mosley and I am the Republican candidate for SC Senate District 17.  I am a lifelong […]

Millage to stay at 6-year level

WINNSBORO – In a 5-2 vote, Fairfield County Council members passed second reading to leave the county’s millage rate the same as it has been for the last six years, at 181.8 mils. Voting against, without disclosing why, were Councilmen Moses Bell and Mikal Trapp. “Our auditor, Ms. Peggy Hensley, feels that the proposed 181.8 […]

Fairfield County Council candidates have their say

The Voice has provided space for each of the County Council candidates to talk about their candidacy, and here is what they had to say. These comments are unedited. Jimmy Ray Douglas, District 2 Incumbent Serving on Fairfield County Council for the last four years has been one of the most rewarding times of my […]

Council extends emergency ordinances

BLYTHEWOOD – In a short meeting Monday night, town council unanimously approved the continuation of two emergency ordinances that have been in force since March. One of the ordinances calls for the continuation of a state of emergency within the Town of Blythewood for another 60 days. The ordinance provides for the conduct of meetings […]

Forfeited land auction nets $400K+

WINNSBORO – A forfeited land commission recently appointed by Fairfield County Council to bring the county’s forfeited properties back on to the county’s tax rolls, has done just that. Of 68 forfeited properties sent to auction in September, 61 were sold, bringing more than $400,000 to the county’s coffers. When Jason Taylor was hired as […]

County answers questions about WWTP & Penny Tax

WINNSBORO – The Voice has received several letters from readers in regard to the penny tax and the wastewater treatment plant who ask the same questions. We have asked Ty Davenport, Fairfield County Director of Economic Development to answer questions from one of those letters – this one sent in by reader Kirk Thurston. Thurston: […]

Fairfield County lands Oldcastle APG

$25M+ Investment Will Create Almost 100 Jobs COLUMBIA – Oldcastle APG, a global leading provider of outdoor living and building materials, announced on Thursday plans to establish operations in Fairfield County. The company’s more than $25 million investment will create approximately 100 new jobs. Located at 355 Commerce Boulevard in Ridgeway, S.C., Oldcastle APG’s new […]

Council fields penny tax questions on virtual town hall webinar

WINNSBORO – An important local question is on the ballot this year in Fairfield County: a proposed penny sales tax, earmarked to fund a much-needed wastewater treatment plant. If it’s not approved, county officials say, that will mean other, typically less popular, sources of revenue will have to be used to fund the plant – […]

Gov. McMaster in Blythewood to issue manufacturing week proclamation

BLYTHEWOOD – Representing Blythewood Mayor Bryan Franklin, Town Councilmen Donald Brock and Sloan Jarvis Griffin were on hand to welcome Governor Henry McMaster to town Friday to issue a proclamation In recognition of National Manufacturing Day and the importance of the manufacturing industry in South Carolina. The governor issued the proclamation during a ceremony at […]

Robinson answers McDaniels’ questions about penny tax

WINNSBORO – In a Facebook post, Rep. Annie McDaniel put the following questions to County government officials regarding the proposed penny tax/wastewater treatment plant. The Voice reached out to County Council Chairman Neil Robinson for answers. Those answers follow McDaniels’ questions. McDaniel:  Can this not wait until after the election? Robinson: No, the penny sales […]