FCHS TOYs on a Roll

WINNSBORO – For the third year in a row, the Fairfield County School District teacher of the year has been selected from Fairfield Central High School. This year’s winner, Shannon Taylor, right, is Chair of the English Department and teaches English IV. She also sponsors the school’s nationally ranked, award-winning Beta Club which has had […]

Griffins’ Coach Craig dies suddenly

WINNSBORO – “We worked together for 19 years,” former Griffin head football coach Reggie Kennedy said of his longtime assistant coach and friend Kelly Craig. “On the field it was business. I was his boss and he worked for me. Off the field, we were like brothers. And sometimes I was like his daddy.” Kennedy […]

Distinguished Riders and Scholars –

BLYTHEWOOD – Fairfield Central High School’s 2020 valedictorian Sheldon Johnson picked up another scholarship Sunday when the Distinguished Riders Motorcycle Club presented him with a check for $500 at a restaurant in Blythewood. Brian Gray, spokesperson for the club, praised Johnson, who was the third son in his family to be named valedictorian at FCHS […]

Griffins miss out on senior seasons

Though we are unable to provide a story, The Voice honors Fairfield Central senior softball and soccer athletes. Names and photos were compiled from sources outside of the school district. The Voice reached out to Fairfield Central coaches, administrators and the district office for interviews and photos but received no response.

A New Beginning

WINNSBORO – The 2019-2020 school year at Fairfield Central High School and Richard Winn Academy was different as were this year’s graduation ceremonies redesigned by social distancing. It was also wonderful in new and meaningful ways. It will be remembered as the year when everyone – teachers and students alike – tried harder to make […]

Griffin baseball fielded experience

After a two-game elimination from the AAA State Playoffs in 2019, the Griffins returned the bulk of their squad to the diamond in 2020. With a senior-heavy roster, Fairfield Central looked to top their 12-9 finish last season. Fairfield faced region foe Catawba Ridge in their season opener on March 10 and fell in a […]

It’s a valedictorian hat trick

WINNSBORO – When Sheldon Johnson came home from his after-school job and told his mom, Laura Johnson, that he had been named valedictorian of his class at Fairfield Central High School, it was not the first time she had heard those words. Her other two sons had also graduated from Fairfield Central as valedictorians – […]

Griffins’ season of promise cut short

Fairfield Central Track and Field hit the ground running at the opening of their 2020 season – literally. In a week’s time, the Griffins competed in three meets, and the prospects looked good. They opened the season at the Diamond Hornets Invitational on March 7 and then competed at Keenan on March 11 and Westwood […]

State Fair names scholarship recipients

COLUMBIA – Seniors Sheldon Johnson, Fairfield Central High School, and Emily Sparrow, Blythewood High School were recently awarded The South Carolina State Fair’s Ride of Your Life Scholarship. The $6,000 scholarships are awarded at an annual rate of $1,500 and are based on academic and extracurricular achievement, communication skills, need, and completeness of the application. […]

FCHS seniors to walk June 6

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County’s Class of 2020 will have a traditional graduation ceremony, albeit with several modifications. Like most schools nationwide, the Fairfield County School District has been wrestling with whether or not to conduct a live graduation ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That question received an answer during the May 12 school board meeting. […]