Blythewood Council closes Manor, park, playground indefinitely

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Blythewood town council held an emergency council meeting at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, at Town Hall and voted to:  1) close all town government facilities to the public indefinitely, 2)- lock the doors on town hall to the public (staff may work in office or telework, but will return phone calls and […]

Prestwick plans more apartments for Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – Another multi-family residential apartment complex is seeking approval to be constructed in downtown Blythewood. The applicant, Prestwick Companies of Atlanta, had been scheduled to come before the Board of Architectural Review Monday evening to request a Certificate of Appropriateness (COP), but the meeting was cancelled as a cautionary measure in the wake of […]

Be on the lookout for theft suspect on foot in area of Smallstown Road and Redwing Circle

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department is asking residents to be on the lookout for a black male with short dreads, about 21 years old, reportedly involved in attempted theft of a motorcycle in the area of Smallstown Road and Redwing Circle. The suspect is possibly trying to get back to Columbia on […]

TruVista offers free internet

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Earlier this week, TruVista Communications announced its plans to provide free internet service to new customers in homes with K-12 and higher education students. “We recognize that our company plays an important role in helping customers connected to their loved ones, workplaces and schools through the internet,” the press release stated. Truvista […]

Latest closings and cancellations

Closings and cancellations in Blythewood and Fairfield County. BLYTHEWOOD : Blythewood Artists Guild Spring Market – Cancelled (originally scheduled for March 28-29) Blythewood Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting – Cancelled (originally scheduled for March 16, 2020) Blythewood Garden Club Annual Community Garden Event – Cancelled (Originally scheduled for March 19, 2020) Blythewood Presbyterian Church & […]

DHEC confirms a Fairfield County resident is infected with the Coronavirus

BREAKING – The Voice has confirmed with the Department of Health and Economic Control (DHEC) just after 12 Noon that a Fairfield County resident has been verified by DHEC to be the county’s first case of the coronavirus. It was also confirmed that this case does not change the number of cases in the state, […]

Fairfield officials say ER sale was flawed; call for review by DHEC

WINNSBORO  – Following Prisma Health’s surprise announcement last week that it had signed a deal to acquire Providence Health – Fairfield Emergency Room (ER) along with three other hospitals, Fairfield County officials have requested the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), which signed off on the deal, to pump the brakes on the […]

Attorney disputes JWC lawsuit against councilwoman

JENKINSVILLE – Fairfield councilwoman Bertha Goins plans to fight a defamation lawsuit filed by the Jenkinsville Water Company, an organization whose water quality she’s criticized in the past, her attorney said Tuesday. “I don’t think there’s a direct statement that would rise to the level of necessitating a lawsuit by a public entity against a […]

Mom sues county over son’s detention center death

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man’s death at the Fairfield County Detention Center has prompted a wrongful death lawsuit from the inmate’s mother. Debra Knight Croxton, mother of Brent Ray Croxton, filed the suit Feb. 4 in Fairfield County Circuit Court. Croxton died in his cell on Jan. 27, 2019, when deputies found him hanging from […]

Two dogs executed, left in RW cemetery

WINNSBORO – Two young adult pit bull dogs, a male and a female, were discovered dead – each shot in the back of the head – and left in the Antioch Cemetery on Antioch Cemetery Rd. in Ridgeway. The discovery was made on Friday, Feb. 28, when a man and his dog stopped by the […]