IRS will now allow small businesses to deduct expenses under PPP

The Internal Revenue Service issued a new ruling last week to clarify that small businesses receiving Paycheck Protection Program loans in 2020 may still deduct their payroll and other normal business expenses, even if the expenses were covered by a forgivable loan. The IRS’ new guidance repealed its interpretation from May 2020 that disallowed the […]

Watch for delinquent tax notices next week

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County’s 2020 delinquent tax notices will make their first appearance inside next week’s issue of The Voice. If you forgot to pay your property taxes, or if you’re hoping to get a good deal because someone else forgot, you can find the listing of properties in next week’s paper. Property owners with […]

Anderson wanted for Attempted Murder

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating Jacob Trimayne Anderson, 27, of Winnsboro. Anderson is currently wanted on a warrant for Attempted Murder in connection with a shooting incident that occurred in the early hours of Saturday, Dec. 19. On that morning just before 2 a.m., deputies from the sheriff’s […]

Alex Underwood rejects plea deal

CHESTER – A December 6 deadline came and went without indicted former Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood and two former deputies to accept a plea agreement offered by the U.S. Department of Justice on the federal charges all three were indicted on. Originally, the defendants had until Nov. 6 to accept the government’s offer of […]

Bond denied in Wilson murder/rape case

Coleman was arrested in 44-year-old cold case in October FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Saying he represented a threat to the community, Judge Brian Gibbons denied bond to Charles Ugvine Coleman on Tuesday, who was arrested in October in connection with a 44-year-old cold case murder. The charges relate to the 1976 rape and murder of Chester’s […]

WDPS investigates shooting on Garden St.

WINNSBORO – The Winnsboro Department of Public Safety is looking for an assailant they say will be charged with assault and battery (weapon) for shooting a 31-year-old male. When WDPS officers responded to a shots-fired incident on Garden Street in Winnsboro at about 10:40 p.m. on December 11, they arrived to find a large crowd […]

RC Council to hear rezoning request on Rimer Pond Road Thursday, Dec. 17

To have input into the proposed rezoning of 15.14 acres for a housing development on Rimer Pond Road, emails must be received by Richland County Council by end of day, Wednesday, Dec. 16. Send emails to [email protected] COLUMBIA – Richland County Council will hold a zoning public hearing on Thursday night, Dec. 17, to hear […]

Winnsboro man arrested for kidnapping, assault

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man was arrested Monday evening after he allegedly kidnapped one juvenile and assaulted another. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the Sandcreek Hills subdivision after a caller reported a member of the family had assaulted a 13-year-old inside the residence and kidnapped a young child outside the home. It was […]

RC planning commission holds meeting without the public

Bender: The Meeting is Illegal and a ‘Do-Over’ is Warranted COLUMBIA – In a meeting Monday afternoon that turned out not to be accessible to the public, the Richland County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend rezoning a 15.14 acre parcel on Rimer Pond Road from Rural (RU) to Low Density Residential (RS-LD) for a […]

BW mayor quarantines following exposure

Family Members Test Positive for COVID-19 BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Mayor Bryan Franklin has self-quarantined following two of his immediate family members testing positive for COVID-19. Town Councilman Donald Brock, made the announcement at the Blythewood tree lighting ceremony at Town Hall on Sunday evening,  where Brock stood in for the mayor as emcee of the […]