Dominion seeks rate hike; more control over customers’ properties

In 2018, S.C. legislators cut a deal with Dominion Energy to buy SCANA, and customers were promised a 15 percent cut in their utility rates. Now – two years later – Dominion is asking to raise its rates on customers by almost 8 percent. Dominion customers received a notice that the first of three public […]

Baby killed in Blackstock crash

BLACKSTOCK – A baby died in a single-car crash in Fairfield County on Thursday, Nov. 19, that left two others injured. The crash happened around 12:40 p.m. on U.S. Highway 321 near Plum Lane, about a mile south of Blackstock, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol officer Gary Miller. Officials said the driver of a […]

Town admin leaving Blythewood for Goose Creek

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Town Administrator Brian Cook announced Tuesday he will be leaving his post on December 23, for Goose Creek S.C., where he will serve as the Assistant City Administrator. Cook has served Blythewood since January 2018 after working for the City of Columbia and prior to that for Richland County Planning and Zoning. […]

Arrest made in 1976 cold case

Woman Found Murdered in Fairfield CHESTER – Agents from the S.C. Law Enforcement Division Thursday arrested a Union County man in connection with the 1976 murder of Elizabeth Ann Howell Wilson of Chester. Charles Ugvine Coleman, 65, was charged with Murder and Rape. On March 20, 1976, Ann Wilson, 45, went missing during her shift […]

Winnsboro man dies in crash

GREENBRIER – Christopher Rontavious Martin, 32, has been identified as the person who died after his car crashed into a tree on Hinnants Store Road in the Greenbrier area of Fairfield County, according to Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill. Martin was traveling north on Hinnants Store Road in a 2000 Honda when his car went […]

Fairfield man killed in motorcycle crash

WINNSBORO – A Fairfield county motorcyclist, Benaiah Lawson, 23, was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Sunday at about 4:30 p.m., according to Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill. The crash occurred at the intersection of 9th Street and U.S. Highway 321, according to Hill in Winnsboro, across the street from Fairfield Central High School. Lawson […]

R2 board: Shadd out, Elkins, Agostini, McFadden in

COLUMBIA – Richland Two School Board Chairman James Shadd, lost not only his board chairmanship Tuesday night, but his seat on the board as well. Newcomer Lashonda McFadden bested Shadd with 2,831 votes to his 2,404. The two other incumbents, Monica Elkins with 3,454 votes and Lindsay Agostini with 3,148 votes retained their seats. Shadd […]

Robinson, Roseborough and Greene win county council races

Rene Green defeats 2-term school board incumbent Paula Hartman. WINNSBORO – Fairfield County voters changed the balance of power of the county government Tuesday night, turning out two of three county council incumbents. Voters also narrowly rejected the capital project sales tax referendum (Penny Tax) with a 4,758 to 4,438 vote. The tax had been […]

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 […]

Murder suspect sought

WINNSBORO – A murder suspect is being sought by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office after a fatal shooting that took place at Hwy 215 and Clarks Bridge Road in the Blair Community on Saturday, Oct. 24. WINNSBORO – A murder suspect is being sought by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office after a fatal shooting that […]