Fairfield polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m.

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday. State Senator Mike Fanning, House Rep. Annie McDaniel and Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery all face challengers in the June 9 democratic primary. Fairfield Clerk of Court Judy Bonds and Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill are both running unopposed […]

PC approves apartment site plan

Engineer: Traffic Impact at Creech & Blythewood Rd. will not be Significant BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Planning Commission gave its approval Monday night to a site plan for the proposed 48-unit senior living apartment complex planned for Creech Road. “I don’t see any reason that I can’t vote to approve this project based on zoning […]

County budgets funds for more patrol cars, Drawdy upfit

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Council is eyeing a 10 percent cut to outside agency funding, hoping the move frees up money to buy more patrol cars. The council is also considering modifying the economic development director’s vehicle allowance, raising deputy coroner pay and cited to appropriate nearly $40,000 more to the Drawdy Park parking lot […]

Richland County Council candidates have their say

Brown, Barron challenge incumbent Kennedy for Richland County Council seat 7. Incumbent Gwendolyn Kennedy Kennedy did not respond to The Voice’s request for a campaign statement. Challenger Gretchen Barron I am an educator, small business owner, community organizer and women’s advocate. I am a native South Carolinian and currently reside in Blythewood. I have been […]

State Senate candidates have their say

MaryGail Douglas challenges incumbent Mike Fanning for SC Senate District 17 seat. Incumbent Mike Fanning Fanning did not respond to The Voice’s request for a campaign statement. Challenger MaryGail Douglas I am honored to have the opportunity to offer myself as a Democratic Candidate for South Carolina Senate District 17 (all of Chester and Fairfield […]

Richland votes to stop Fairfield’s wastewater plant

COLUMBIA – In what Fairfield officials say was an unprecedented action, Richland County Council voted unanimously on May 5 to direct staff and technical committee appointees to vote in opposition to Fairfield County’s plans to construct a wastewater treatment plant that they say would bring industry, jobs, housing subdivisions and general prosperity to Fairfield. The […]

Blythewood passes 1st reading on water agreement with Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – After 20 years, a new 20-year water agreement between Winnsboro and Blythewood is in the final stages. Blythewood town council passed the first of two readings on the agreement Tuesday evening, but not easily. After expressing their dismay with Winnsboro water quality and customer service, Councilmen Sloan Griffin and Donald Brock suggested that […]

BW council scrubbing Billy Bob & Charlene

BLYTHEWOOD – After fans memorialized the late country singer Joe Diffie on the town’s water tower in April, more than a thousand people weighed in on The Voice’s Facebook page expressing their delight over Billy Bob’s declaration of love for Charlene in John Deere green paint high above the town. Many, including two town councilmen […]

SC House District 41 candidates have their say

SC Rep. Annie E. McDaniel I know District 41 and will fight for it because Fairfield is home. I am a lifelong resident of Fairfield County and educated by our public schools. I am a proud alumna of the University of South Carolina where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with […]

Richland County Council candidates have their say

Incumbent Joyce Dickerson I want the voters to know that I am deeply concerned about the effects the COVID-19 Pandemic is having on people around the world. My heartfelt condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones many without having an opportunity to be by their sides to give them a hug; hold […]