County hires $200/hour consultant to assist admin

WINNSBORO – The County’s Human Resources Director Brad Caulder was hired last month by the majority 4 as the county’s interim administrator to replace former Fairfield County Administrator Jason Taylor. Last week Caulder hired a $200 per hour consult to assist him in his administrative duties. Ed Driggers, a consultant with Parker Poe, will be […]

How will majority 4 spend $7.6M?

WINNSBORO – Approximately $7.6 million is coming to Fairfield County this month from the Dominion settlement, and county council is looking at their options for how to spend it. According to the $99.5 million settlement agreement, which was finalized in May and resulted from the county’s lawsuit in relation to the failed nuclear plant project, […]

Bill Rogers retires after 33 years leading SCPA

MARGARITAVILLE – After Bill Roger’s retirement party last Thursday, we knew we would all be in good hands with Jen Madden and Randall Savely (Bill’s replacements). But we also knew we would miss him terribly. Over his 55-year career in journalism, he’s been there for each of us in different ways. For me, it was […]

Fairfield’s TJ Knight takes 2nd in national competition

OHIO – Eleven-year-old Fairfield County resident TJ Knight was just two targets short of topping his field of 51 shooters at the 2021 Scholastic Clay Target (SCTP) National Team Championships last week. According to its website, the Scholastic Clay Target Program provides kids from elementary through college with the opportunity to participate in the fun […]

Shots fired on W. College St.

WINNSBORO – The Winnsboro Department of Public Safety (WDPS) responded to a call July 19 of shots fired in the 400 block of W. College Street. When units arrived, all involved parties had left the scene, according to a WDPS incident report. A witness reported seeing a black male running up the street shooting at […]

Town council terminates MPA contract, files countersuit

BLYTHEWOOD – The nine-month long Blythewood town council/marketing fiasco continued Tuesday night with a special called meeting that ended with council filing a countersuit against MPA Strategies and terminating the firm’s contract with the Town. The countersuit follows a complaint filed by MPA against the Town on June 28, after Mayor Bryan Franklin failed to […]

Winnsboro man missing for over 2 weeks

WINNSBORO – A 59-year old Winnsboro resident has been missing for over two weeks. Jeffrey Harrison, who lives on Roosevelt Street, was last seen by acquaintances on July 4. His sister notified law enforcement He reportedly told neighbors he would be traveling to Connecticut to visit relatives. Harrison has not been seen or heard from […]

Fox who bit Winnsboro man tests positive for rabies

WINNBORO – A fox that attacked a man in Winnsboro and later lunged at police officers has tested positive for rabies, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. The fox was found between Drayton Street and Fairfield Street. Retired Administrative Law Judge John D. McLeod reported to The Voice that he […]

Stakeholder survey reveals few surprises

BLYTHEWOOD – As the town embarked on its daunting 10-year comprehensive plan earlier this year, town leaders were also faced with the prospect of looming growth both inside and outside the town. They needed to come up with a plan with specific goals intended to keep the town on track to grow well while maintaining […]

Blythewood’s response to FOIA is late, largely unrelated

BLYTHEWOOD – Three days after MPA Strategies filed a lawsuit against the Town to obtain overdue responsive documents sought from Mayor Bryan Franklin through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on April 15, the Town’s outside attorney released those documents on Friday, July 9. The attorney, David Black, with Nexsen Pruet law firm in […]