Letter: Residents Misunderstood

The Fairfield County Council meeting last night (1/13/20) was quite a good show. Neighbors from Center Creek Community misunderstood the Resolution. We voted to pass the Resolution so we could have money to purchase property in the Southeastern part of Fairfield County. It was not a vote to purchase the Syrup Mill Road property. We […]

Guest Editorial: Simply pick up a piece of litter

As a Game Warden with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources SCDNR, I know what a a massive, seemingly endless undertaking it is to enforce litter control. That’s why our department began working with Palmetto Pride this year to help clean up Richland County. Palmetto Prides’ slogan, Litter Trashes Everyone, rings true. The amount […]

Letter: Future Is Bright in Fairfield

Fairfield’s 2019 September and October unemployment rates were the county’s lowest rates in at least the last two decades, according to the South Carolina Unemployment Rate and the FRED Economic Data. In fact, October’s 3.1 percent unemployment rate is less than half the 6.4 percent rate just three years ago. All of this progress was […]

Letter: Board must hold Super accountable

It appears that the Fairfield County School Board is failing its students by not emphasizing the vital importance of the students’ progress in the Superintendent’s annual review (Super’s evaluation form gets mixed reviews, Nov. 27 issue of The Voice of Fairfield County.)  The school board is failing both its students and the Superintendent by not […]

Shop smart for the holidays

COLUMBIA – Black Friday, Cyber Monday and general shopping deals create quite the buzz this time of year. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is encouraging consumers to consider these tips before emptying out your wallet for the holidays: Use comparison sites. Comparison sites allow consumers to compare retailers, products, and models as […]

Letter: Bell Confuses Meeting Minutes with Voice Article

We applaud Councilman Moses Bell for clearly revealing his Priority One at Monday’s (11/11) council meeting. Mr. Bell’s zeal to be a newspaper critic instead of a constructive councilman was quite evident Monday evening when he reverted to his self-appointed role as “The Voice Denigrator” during council’s discussion of the minutes from the previous council […]

Letters: $10K raised for Cleaner Water

Sherry and David Walden of Lake Wateree hosted an invitation only fundraiser for the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation at their Catawba Falls Events in Lancaster on Friday evening, Nov. 1.  Seventy-five guests enjoyed, hors d’oeuvre, libations and an evening with the “generosity bug.”  Protecting the source of clean drinking water, recreation, habitat, economic development and preserving […]

Letter: WHS Pride Soars

I was really disappointed and hurt when I read the headline of the article about SAT scores (BHS shines, WHS lags on SAT,AP) in the Thursday, October 17 issue of The Voice. To see our school described in such a negative way made me sad for our kids and teachers who work so hard. My […]

Editorial: Protecting our freedoms

With just 45 words the founders guaranteed five basic freedoms, fundamental American rights. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a […]

Guest Editorial: Duke study touts local newspapers

It is easy in these times to forget the importance of your local newspaper. It is National Newspaper Week, so take time to consider what value your local newspaper brings to your community and your life. Newspaper staffers work hard to cover what you need to know and what you want to know. Local journalists […]