Voters Make it Official

Montgomery Locks up Sheriff’s Race WINNSBORO – After a primary, a runoff and in the midst of an ongoing SLED investigation, voters in Fairfield County made it official Tuesday with the special election of Will Montgomery as Sheriff. Montgomery, who sealed the deal with 1,970 votes Tuesday, will fill out the remaining two years on […]

Commission Orders New Election

Battle for District 3 Seat Rages on WINNSBORO – The proverbial Fat Lady who has been waiting in the wings since Nov. 4 to perform her closing aria for the District 3 County Council race will have to go back to her dressing room, at least for the time being. Monday afternoon, the Fairfield County […]

District 3 Race Sparks Protest

Commission Certifies Results Challenger Questions Ballots WINNSBORO – Friday’s recount in the race for the District 3 County Council seat unearthed one additional vote for challenger Walter Larry Stewart’s bid to unseat incumbent Mikel Trapp. The absentee ballot raised Stewart’s total to 485 votes – still 4 votes shy of Trapp’s 489 total from election […]

Election Signals Change on R2 Board

BLYTHEWOOD – The Richland 2 School District will see some significant turnover as a result of Tuesday night’s election, with only one of the three incumbents seeking re-election holding onto his seat. While results were still unofficial at press time, but with 90 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent James Manning will return to the School […]

Voters Oust Council Incumbents

Recount Triggered in District 3 WINNSBORO – The winds of change swept through the voting booths in Fairfield County Tuesday night, leaving in their wake a pair of County Council incumbents with a third teetering on the edge of a recount. Those same winds, meanwhile, also blew into office a 24-year-old reform-minded candidate who says […]

Q&A with County Council, Solicitor Candidates

                        Note: In the County Council Candidate Question & Answer section on pages 1, 11 and 14 of the print Edition, The Voice left out the candidates’ answers to Question 2. Also, Marion Robinson’s  (Dist. 5) answer to Question No. 4 was also left […]

County Candidates Face Off at Forum

WINNSBORO – Candidates running in the Nov. 4 election for Fairfield County Council districts 3, 5, and 7 participated in a forum sponsored by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce at the Winnsboro Women’s Club on Nov. 11. Mikel Trapp, incumbent for District 3, did not attend and current councilman for District 7, David Brown, did […]

Lawmen Stump for Top Cop Spot

WINNSBORO – All five candidates running for Fairfield County Sheriff answered questions in a forum at the Winnsboro Woman’s Club on Sept. 18. Participating were Ricky Gibson, a Fairfield County school resource officer; Odell Glenn, a Richland County investigator; Keith Lewis, the Chief Deputy of Fairfield County; Will Montgomery, a Richland County deputy; and John […]