Revenue down, events uncertain

Council Members Disagree On Funding Events BLYTHEWOOD – As Blythewood works through its budget process for the 2020/21 fiscal year, the funding of events became a point of contention at the May 26 town council meeting, which was held via Zoom. With all the disruptions caused by COVID-19, two things were made clear: hospitality tax […]

County, Providence mend rift on ER sale

WINNSBORO  – A resolution passed by Fairfield County Council Monday night has headed off a rift that developed between the county and Providence Health over Prisma’s proposed purchase of Providence Health-Fairfield Emergency Room. Following Prisma Health’s surprise announcement in March that it had signed a deal to acquire the ER along with three other Midlands […]

Derrek Pugh’s win over County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson survives recount.

COLUMBIA – A recount of the close vote between Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson and challenger Derrek Pugh was completed the Thursday after the election, and the numbers from the day of election stood – Derrek Pugh, 2708; Joyce Dickerson, 2,656. Pugh was the winner. Under South Carolina state law, a recount is automatically triggered […]

Fanning, McDaniel win big

WINNSBORO – In the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, State Sen. Mike Fanning (Dist. 17) and House Rep. Annie McDaniel (Dist. 41) both took home big wins to represent their party in November for second terms. Fanning kept his seat with 7,823 votes (67.93%) to former House Dist. 41 representative MaryGail Douglas’s 3,694 votes (32.07%). District […]

Council considers citizens review board

WINNSBORO – During county council time Monday evening, a time when council members speak their mind, Councilman Clarence Gilbert suggested council should look into a review committee for certain situations that might occur between citizens and local law enforcement. “Considering what’s going on in our country now, I’d like to propose that our council look […]

Pugh ousts Dickerson in nail biter

Kennedy, Jackson in Runoff; Dickerson Looking at Recount BLYTHEWOOD – With a razor-thin margin of 52 votes, Derrek Pugh of Blythewood ousted 12-year Richland County Council incumbent Joyce Dickerson in an upset. Dickerson told The Voice Wednesday morning that she is unsure of the numbers and plans to look into a recount of at least […]

Democratic Primary Election Results: Fairfield County

Local democratic primary election results for Fairfield County challenged races: State Sen. Mike Fanning and House Rep. Annie McDaniel took home big wins. State Sen. Mike Fanning (Dist. 17) kept his seat with 7,823 votes (67.93%) to MaryGail Douglas’s 3,694 votes (32.07%). House Rep. Annie McDaniel (Dist 41), with 4,811 votes (71.01%) resisted newcomer Charlene […]

Democratic Primary Election Results: Blythewood 29016

Local democratic primary election results for Blythewood 29016 challenged races: Blythewood is represented by three different Richland County Council representatives. Here are the results of those three contests. DISTRICT 2 – With a razor-thin margin 0f 52 votes Derrek Pugh of Blythewood ousted 12-year incumbent Joyce Dickerson in a big upset. Dickerson told The Voice […]

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 […]