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Fairfield County offices re-opening Oct. 5

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County offices will reopen to the public on Oct. 5. The government complex, has been closed to the public except by appointment since March 19. “To keep our customers and employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we request that everyone wear a face mask while in the building and practice social […]

Fairfield seeks broadband expansion

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – With the announcement of $3.3 million in approved grant funding, Fairfield County is a step closer to its plan to extend broadband Internet service to rural residents. The funding approval announced Aug. 26 by the South Carolina Broadband Infrastructure Program will help local communications provider TruVista extend access to households in the […]

Johnson named Asst. Administrator

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County administration has announced two staff changes. Laura Johnson has been named Assistant County Administrator and Ann Bass has been named Comptroller for the county. “After careful consideration and a review of other qualified candidates, I am very pleased to announce Laura Johnson has been offered and has accepted the permanent position […]

County sues over failed roads, bridges

RIDGEWAY – As Fairfield County plans a major economic development investment by building a water and sewer plant, pending litigation has complicated another multi-million dollar infrastructure project. Fairfield County says an engineering firm and general contractor are responsible for the failure of several support walls at the Fairfield County Commerce Center in Ridgeway, according to […]

County revenue down, expenses up

WINNSBORO – After a year of robust industrial growth and budget surpluses, Fairfield County’s outlook is much more conservative in 2020-2021. Declining tax revenues partially tied to the transfer of lands associated with the collapse of SCE&G and the new arrangement between Dominion and Santee-Cooper, looks to pinch next year’s budget, which council members discussed […]

Fairfield County: Precautionary Measures Taken – Coronavirus Pandemic

WINNSBORO (March 18, 2020) – In an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Fairfield County Government is taking the precautionary measures stated below to ensure the safety of employees and citizens. It is our goal to continue to provide quality service to our citizens. At this time, County offices will remain open […]

DHEC confirms a Fairfield County resident is infected with the Coronavirus

BREAKING – The Voice has confirmed with the Department of Health and Economic Control (DHEC) just after 12 Noon that a Fairfield County resident has been verified by DHEC to be the county’s first case of the coronavirus. It was also confirmed that this case does not change the number of cases in the state, […]

Fairfield employment numbers looking good

WINNSBORO – The unemployment rate for Fairfield County has dropped dramatically in the last year from 5.3 percent in September, 2018 to 4.4 percent in August, 2019 and even lower this last month (September) to 3.3 percent. That is lower than the national rate of 3.5 percent and just slightly above the state’s rate of […]

Millage stays the same, but Fairfield bills rise

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County’s millage rate will remain unchanged for the 2019-2020 budget year, though payers will likely still see a slight increase as the county’s millage rate remains among the highest in the state. At the Sept. 9 meeting, County Council passed a resolution setting the millage rate at 181.8 mills, the same as […]