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 […]

County announces staff changes

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County administration has announced several staff changes regarding the vacant Deputy County Administrator position. Laura Johnson, who has served the county as Comptroller since 2002, will assume the position of Interim Deputy County Administrator. Johnson’s responsibilities will include project management, operational and financial oversight. Johnson is a Certified Public Accountant and has […]

Fairfield County: Policy of Nondiscrimination on the basis of disability status

Magazine: Fairfield is SC’s next big boom

COLUMBIA – An online magazine, Business in Focus, has dubbed Fairfield County as ‘South Carolina’s Next Big Boom’ in the cover story of its February 11 issue. The article credited the County’s purchase of a 1,200-acre industrial mega site along I-77 at Exit 34 as the catalyst for the boom – stimulating future economic growth […]

Taylor: It was a very good year for Fairfield

2019 Review: New Industries Brought Jobs, Investment to Fairfield County WINNSBORO –  A year and a half ago, a Lowcountry newspaper lamented Fairfield County’s double digit unemployment. What a difference a couple of years has made. Today, the county’s unemployment rate has shrunk to 3.1 percent and, according to County Administrator Jason Taylor, industrial prospects […]

FC offers unemployed a ride to work

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County officials are joining forces with the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition’s Winnsboro office to provide transportation to a Kraft Foods job fair on Sept. 22 in Newberry, according to Fairfield County Deputy Administrator Davis Anderson. “If enough applicants get jobs at the plant on the same shift and need transportation between Winnsboro and […]

SCE&G to test emergency sirens at V.C. Summer

JENKINSVILLE – At approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, SCE&G will sound the 109 sirens located within a 10-mile radius of V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Fairfield County near Jenkinsville. All sirens surrounding the plant are usually sounded on the first Tuesday of each quarter for one minute as part of the plant’s regular […]