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 […]

Blythewood ends season with loss to Gaffney

GAFFNEY – Knowing its postseason hopes are put on hold until fall 2021, the Blythewood football team traveled to Region 3-5A champion Gaffney Friday night and hung tough against the upstate power. The Bengals couldn’t stop the running of backup running back Ken Littlejohn, who powered the Indians’ 24-18 victory at The Reservation with 135 […]

Eagles finish Saints in second half

WINNSBORO – B Baker and Zack Taylor combined to rush for 381 yards and seven touchdowns as the Richard Winn Eagles rallied in the second half to defeat the Clarendon Hall Saints by a 52-30 score on Friday evening. The Eagles allowed 30 first half points and trailed 30-24 at the half before outscoring Clarendon […]

Westwood falls to Irmo in season-ender

IRMO – Westwood head coach Matt Quinn knew exactly what went wrong in the Redhawks’ lopsided 36-14 loss at Irmo, which ended the team’s season. “We ran out of gas,” Quinn said. “We have not been in a weight room, and we have not been able to work out with our kids since March. [The […]

Sheriff seeks information about car break-ins along SC Hwy 200

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Several vehicle break-ins occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 11 at residences in the S.C. Hwy 200 area of Fairfield County. The break-ins occurred between Wilson Chevrolet and Old River Road (Secondary 41). Items taken include pocketbooks and other small items from inside the vehicle. There were no signs […]

Winnsboro woman arrested, charged with murder

WINNSBORO – Carrie Elizabeth James, 40, of Douglas 1 Rd. in the Winnsboro area of Fairfield County, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Melissa McClain, 43, of the same address. On Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, shortly after noon, Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the residence of Melissa McClain and Carrie […]

LPGA vet Diaz wins Professional Sr. Division

BLYTHEWOOD – The 3rd Annual South Carolina Women’s Open, played last weekend at its new venue, the Cobblestone Park Golf Club, is in the books. The three-day event saw mostly good weather with a slight breeze and only one downpour. The greens were smooth and fairways plush with tons of talent teeing it up from […]

State Farm re-opens in new building

BLYTHEWOOD – After 11 years of serving Blythewood as a State Farm Insurance agent on Blythewood Road, Sandy Khan decided to build a new building on the same location to house her business. “I knew just what I wanted. I could vision it…a fresh new business look,” she said. “So, I just designed it myself,” […]

Free and reduced lunch applications available

COLUMBIA – The USDA waivers that allowed Richland Two to provide meals to all families are expiring on August 20. No meals will be served the following week of August 24. On August 31, the first day of school, the district will begin their Phase 1 Meal Plan. Families who qualify for free and reduced […]

R2 names Executive Directors

COLUMBIA – Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, Richland School District Two will have an Executive Director of Elementary Schools and Executive Director of Secondary Schools. At a special called board meeting Thursday, July 9, 2020, Superintendent Dr. Baron R. Davis recommended and the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees approved the selection of Tracy M. […]