A Fond Farewell

About fifty fellow employees and friends said farewell with refreshments and gifts to Assistant County Administrator Laura Johnson, who is retiring, and former County Administrator Jason Taylor, who will take over as Winnsboro Town Manager next month.

Taylor named town manager after resigning from County

WINNSBORO – After two votes four days apart, the Winnsboro town council got it right – hiring Fairfield County Administrator Jason Taylor as its new town manager effective July 5, 2021. The announcement of Taylor’s hiring was emailed to The Voice on April 9 after the first vote which occurred just a few hours after […]

Taylor named Town Manager for Winnsboro

A second vote will be taken on Tuesday at the regular monthly meeting of Town Council. WINNSBORO – The Town of Winnsboro has announced the hiring of Jason Taylor as its town manager effective July 5, 2021. The announcement was emailed to The Voice at noon on Friday, April 9.  Taylor, who currently serves as […]

Guest Editorial: What will it cost Fairfield County to lose Jason Taylor?

“Losing your best people means losing your reliable winners, your constant innovators and your most effective problem solvers”, says People Keep.   Controversial exits can lead to a break down in team morale and could mean the loss of customer relationships.  It could also threaten your brand and further jeopardize sensitive negotiations with potential businesses and […]

Council raises pay for Admin, clerk

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Council recently approved salary increases for the county administrator and clerk to council, though votes to do so were not unanimous.  At the Aug. 12 meeting, council members voted 4-2 to increase the pay of County Administrator Jason Taylor by 5 percent. In 2018, Taylor received a 3.44 percent increase. The […]

Deputy county administrator investigated for cronyism

BREAKING: Fairfield’s Deputy County Administrator placed on administrative leave By Barbara Ball WINNSBORO – Earlier today, Deputy County Administrator Davis Anderson was placed on administrative leave from his duties with the county, County Administrator Jason Taylor told The Voice during an interview. “Until further notice, Mr. Anderson will be on paid leave while the investigation […]

State donates $2M for megasite infrastructure

WINNSBORO – Economic development discussions led a busy night at Monday’s Fairfield County Council meeting. Council members voted to accept a $2 million grant for infrastructure improvements to the county’s megasite at I-77 and S.C. 34, as well as a series of ordinances that expand the boundaries of a regional industrial park. Council members voted […]

Council sweetens Taylor’s contract

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County’s administrator and clerk to council are getting raises. Following a lengthy executive session that included six discussion items, Fairfield County Council voted unanimously to extend County Administrator Jason Taylor’s contract for another year. The council also voted to increase the period of compensation in the event of termination without cause to […]

County ups fees on dumping, loose pets

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County is one vote away from imposing higher fees for some animal control and dumping services. But as county officials note, the extra charges are user fees, meaning only people using those services will pay more money. At Monday night’s meeting, council members voted unanimously on second reading of the revised fee […]

Taylor: No millage increase

WINNSBORO – Despite setbacks this year, including the abandonment of two V.C. Summer nuclear units and the loss of that expected future revenue, the fiscal state of the County remains solid, County Administrator Jason Taylor reported Tuesday evening during Council’s second budget workshop for fiscal year 2018-19. Taylor presented a total budget of $39,748,964, an […]