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 […]

Fairfield student found shot to death

WINNSBORO – A Fairfield County student was found shot to death about 9 p.m. Saturday night, at the corner of Clark Bridge Road and Highway 215, according to Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery. The teen has not yet been publicly identified by the Fairfield County Coroner’s office. “The victim was lying on the ground, deceased, […]

Officials answer WWTP/Penny Tax Questions

WINNSBORO – The Voice has received several letters from readers in regard to the penny tax and the wastewater treatment plant that ask some of the same questions that have also been posed on Facebook pages by citizens in both Fairfield County and Blythewood (Cedar Creek area.) The Voice asked county officials s to answer […]

Annexations between Fairfield and Blythewood are old news

BLYTHEWOOD – A recently proposed annexation of 60 acres of Fairfield County property into the Town of Blythewood has stirred up considerable conversation in both Blythewood and Fairfield County. But annexing into and out of Fairfield County is nothing new for Blythewood. It’s been doing that since at least 1913. According to documents in the […]

Lake Wateree enhancements underway

LAKE WATEREE – Major improvements to recreation and picnic areas around Lake Wateree that have been in the planning stage since 2006 are now underway full steam, according to John Crutchfield, a representative from Duke Energy, who updated county council members Monday night on the construction process. Among 89 sites to be improved by Duke […]

Davenport: Fairfield poised for development

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The announcement this month that Oldcastle APG purchased a facility in Fairfield County for $2.2 million, plans to invest $25 million and create 100 jobs paying $20+ an hour on the line, is an example of the county’s economic development program working, said Ty Davenport, the county’s economic development director who has […]

Blythewood woman killed in crash

COLUMBIA – A Blythewood woman died in an early morning crash in Columbia on Monday. The accident occurred at the intersection of Leesburg Road and Fontana Drive. Shirley Cornelius died after being taken to Prisma Hospital, according to Coroner Gary Watts. The 51-year-old Blythewood resident’s cause of death was blunt chest trauma, Watts said. The […]

Motorcyclist dies after from injuries in Hwy 321 crash

UPDATE: Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill has released the name of the motorcyclist who was fatally injured on Saturday on Highway 321 S in Winnsboro. Hill says Paul Bryan Simmons II of West Columbia was traveling South along with another rider when they struck a vehicle that was exiting the local recycling center. Mr. Simmons […]

CT-scan COVID test available at PH-Fairfield

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield Covid-19 Taskforce is offering a CT scan for initial diagnosis of COVID with results provided to prescribing physicians within 24 hours. Protocols include any symptom of COVID and selected high risk individuals. CT-scans are recommended by the World Health Organization when PCR (sometimes known as the ‘nose swab’ testing) tests are […]