Courthouse repairs, upgrades begin

WINNSBORO – Renovations to the Fairfield County Courthouse that are funded with bond money remaining from the 2013, $24 million Fairfield Facilities Corporation bond, may soon be underway. Bryant Brown, an architect with GMK Associates in Columbia, presented information to council Monday night about how those renovations and repairs are going to proceed. “You have […]

Mosley takes 1st at Falcon Invitational

COLUMBIA – Joshua Mosley represented Fairfield Central at the Ben Lippen School’s George Johnson Falcon Invitational on April 10. Mosley took first place in the 3200 meter run finals with a time of 10:13.54, two seconds ahead of second place finisher Judson Taylor of Lexington High School. Mosley, a junior, set his personal record in […]

Blythewood crushes Rock Hill 21-0

WINNSBORO – The Blythewood softball team picked right up where they left off after winning the Soda City Classic April 3. In their first game since that Spring Break Tournament, the Bengals exploded for a 17-run first inning en route to a 21-0 Region 4-5A victory over Rock Hill Tuesday night. Blythewood banged out 11 […]

Abuse of Power: Alex Underwood trial opens

COLUMBIA – “Abuse of power” is what the government offered as a summation of the charges against former Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood and two deputies at the start of a federal trial on Monday. It’s the same term Underwood attorney Stanley Myers used about the case against his client. The original charges for the […]

Taylor named Town Manager for Winnsboro

A second vote will be taken on Tuesday at the regular monthly meeting of Town Council. WINNSBORO – The Town of Winnsboro has announced the hiring of Jason Taylor as its town manager effective July 5, 2021. The announcement was emailed to The Voice at noon on Friday, April 9.  Taylor, who currently serves as […]

County Admin Jason Taylor resigns

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Administrator Jason Taylor submitted his resignation to County Council earlier today, effective June 7, 2021. Taylor sent the short, to-the-point email to Chairman Moses Bell and the other six council members at noon, Thursday, April 8. “After careful consideration, it has become clear to me that it is time that I […]

McMeekin wins big in Winnsboro mayor’s race

WINNSBORO – On a warm, sunny election day in Winnsboro, Town Councilman John McMeekin, with 469 votes, decisively won the mayoral election over Nocola Hemphill who received 265 votes. McMeekin took 63.90 percent of the vote. Hemphill took 36.10 percent. McMeekin carried four of the town’s five precincts. In the town council race, District 2 […]

Improvements set for Hwy 321 S.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – A highway project in Fairfield causing angst for drivers is the recent patching of potholes on a stretch of U.S. Hwy 321, just south of where it intersects with Hwy 269. The roughness of the road caused by the patching has been the subject of conversations between Fairfield County Councilman Douglas Pauley […]

Hwy 34 bridge being rebuilt… again

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – So, what’s the deal with the seemingly never-ending construction project on the new bridge over the Little River on State Highway 34 in Fairfield County? Apparently, the engineering consultant procured by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to design the new 418 foot bridge really messed up – enough that the […]

Blythewood in line to receive $1.55M from ARP

BLYTHEWOOD – Town officials haven’t yet received official word, but the Town of Blythewood is estimated to be in line for $1.55 million from the recently signed American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The Town of Winnsboro is estimated to receive $1.19 million; Ridgeway, $0.11 million and Jenkinsville, $0.02 million. While broad guidelines are available […]