County industrial property to go to RCPC

BLYTHEWOOD – Of the 1,300 acres that Richland County hopes to purchase and have rezoned for a Blythewood Industrial Park, almost 500 acres (two parcels) are in the county, not the Town of Blythewood, and the county will have jurisdiction over their re-zoning. The two parcels, located along Blythewood Road, west of Fairfield Electric Cooperative’s […]

Voice designer brings home top awards…again

COLUMBIA – The Voice newspaper’s graphics designer, Ashley Ghere, brought home top awards from the S. C. Press Association’s Palmy Awards contest…again. Ghere earned first place awards in the weekly division for her work designing ads for two of The Voice’s clients – Reese’s Plants in the Home and Garden category and the Town of […]

Sept. 3 is deadline to file for mayor, 2 at-large council seats

BLYTHEWOOD – With less than a week left to file for two at-large council seats and mayor, only one candidate has set sail. Councilman Malcolm Gordge has filed for the mayor’s seat. Councilman Eddie Baughman has confirmed with The Voice that he plans to seek re-election, but had not filed at press time. No one […]

Griffins place 2nd at Battle of Camden

CAMDEN – Fairfield Central Cross Country had a strong showing in last Saturday’s Battle of Camden Invitational. Malik Coleman led Griffin runners and finished in fourth with a time of 18:25:91, just under a minute shy of first place. Senior Sammie Robinson, sophomore Joshua Mosley and senior Malik Beaver finished in ninth, tenth and eleventh […]

Westwood Cross Country has big start

CAMDEN – Westwood Cross Country had a strong showing in last Saturday’s Battle of Camden Invitational. The boys snagged a fourth-place finish out of 14 teams while the girls team finished eighth of the ten teams. Seventh grader Emma Ashley topped the 71 female runners in her first meet of the season with a time […]

Sheriff seeks shooting suspect

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect involved in a recent shooting incident in the Poplar Street area of Winnsboro. Charles Bouknight, 30, is wanted for 4 counts of Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime and Discharging a Firearm into a Dwelling during an incident that occurred […]

Lucas commits to Clemson

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood High School senior Landon Lucas committed to the Clemson baseball program. “I am beyond excited to announce that I have committed to play baseball at Clemson University!! #AllIn,” Lucas announced in an Instagram post on Tuesday.  An All-State selection, Lucas wrapped up his junior season with a 1.41 ERA and 7-1 record […]

Fairfield County students are back to school

Mullis Road bridge to be replaced

BLYTHEWOOD – The South Carolina Department of Transportation plans to replace the bridge on Mullis Road over Twenty-Five Mile Creek. The bridge will be closed on September 9th for approximately 10 weeks. Pending any delays due to weather, fabricator delays, etc. the bridge should be reopened to traffic by November 18, 2019.

Guest Column: Don’t be hacked by ransomware

I have had two instances of ransomware within the past month. Ransomware – hackers have commandeered your browser and the hacker’s page continuously displays. Your browser displays that its message is coming from Microsoft and it is trying to protect you from hackers and viruses. And sometimes it has a voice instructing you what to […]