Bengals’ soccer shuts out Gray Collegiate for season opener win

BLYTHEWOOD – The Bengals hosted Gray Collegiate Academy for their season opener on Tuesday, and they did not disappoint. Up 2-0 at halftime, Blythewood added a goal in the second to take the 3-0 win over the War Eagles. Freshman Christian Foster had two goals on the night, and junior Connor Jackson had the third. […]

Richland County rejects Rimer Pond Rd. rezoning request

COLUMBIA – In a unanimous vote Tuesday evening, the Richland County Council rejected the zoning requested for a planned 55-home subdivision on Rimer Pond Road. The vote came after numerous citizens expressed their frustration with the traffic and pace of development along Rimer Pond, which connects Wilson Boulevard in Blythewood to Hardscrabble Road and is […]

WHS girls, BHS boys receive region and state honors

BLYTHEWOOD – Postseason honors are rolling in for players from both Blythewood and Westwood High Schools. Last week, Westwood announced that Jessica Woods, Malayziah Etheredge and TraShawna McCant were selected to the girls Region IV-AAAA team. Head coach Gregory Bauldrick was named Coach of the Year. Earlier this week, Blythewood High School juniors Julian Phillips, […]

A Winnsboro man has been charged with murder

WINNSBORO – York County investigators announced on Friday the arrest of Khalil Lahenra Robinson, 20, of Winnsboro. Robinson was charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of South Carolina rapper Paul Harts who was shot and killed on Jan. 23. Harts performed under the stage name of 18Veno. Robinson was one of two men arrested […]

Hemphill, McMeekin face off for Mayor’s seat

WINNSBORO – After 16 years in office, Winnsboro Mayor Roger Gaddy is stepping down in April when Winnsboro voters will choose his successor. When filing closed at the Fairfield County Office of Voter Registration and Elections last Friday, two candidates emerged to take aim at the seat Gaddy will leave behind – Nocola Hemphill and […]

PC/TC to survey residents about ‘plan’

BLYTHEWOOD – During a joint meeting of the town council and planning commission Tuesday night, council and the commission unveiled a survey that it plans to distribute to the community regarding the state mandated review (every five years) and formal update (every 10 years) to the town’s comprehensive planning guide, generally referred to as the […]

George Alexander celebrates 100

LAKE WATEREE – A 100th birthday celebration parade in honor of World War II veteran George Alexander will be hosted by his family on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. To join the parade, line up Boat Club Road, then turn left onto Shangri-La Drive and drive past George’s house. Attendees are asked to stay […]

Chester overcomes slow start; downs Griffins

CHESTER – To shake off a slow start and pull away from Fairfield Central last Friday, Chester Coach Sebastian Hopkins said his players just needed to move their feet…and their mouths. “We came out sluggish and flat. We weren’t communicating on the floor. Once we started to talk and move our feet, that got us […]

BW & RW to light trees this weekend

BLYTHEWOOD/RIDGEWAY – Ridgeway will host the Lights of Ridgeway on Friday, Dec. 4, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Ridgeway Town Hall. Following the tree lighting, everyone is invited to tour the town’s Christmas lights – routes will be provided. There will also be shopping and dining specials at the town’s shops and restaurants. […]

Jenkinsville man arrested for murder of Andrew Trapp

WINNSBORO – Cortez Javar Whitener, 20, of Jenkinsville has been arrested for the murder of Andrew Marquise Trapp. Whitener was arrested last week, on Nov. 13, and a statement was released to the public Monday afternoon after The Voice requested information about the arrest earlier in the day. Deputies responded to a shooting incident at […]