Bell calls for review of Mt. Zion contract costs

WINNSBORO – Cancelling plans for a new county building would trigger litigation that could cost Fairfield County upwards of $13 million, some council members say. “If the ultimate goal is to tear down this project, we’re probably looking at a $13 million lawsuit we can’t afford,” Councilman Neil Robinson said during a special meeting Feb. […]

Mt. Zion Renovations

WINNSBORO – Construction work on the Mt. Zion Institute continues. The building is being renovated for use as a new county administration complex. The former gymnasium and auditorium have now been cleaned out and roof construction is underway. A ribbon cutting that was scheduled for March 28 has been postponed due to coronavirus restrictions and […]

Council votes 5-2 to renovate Mt. Zion for Administration Building

WINNSBORO  – It wasn’t quite as dramatic as the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, but there still was plenty of suspense at Monday night’s Fairfield County Council meeting. Council members gave final reading to an ordinance authorizing the county to move forward with an $11.5 million plan to build a new government center at the site of […]

Admin details aired in forum

WINNSBORO – If people left a recent Mt. Zion Institute forum with reservations, it wasn’t due to a lack of information about the proposed project. Fairfield County Council members, staff and the developer spent two hours Thursday evening addressing residents’ questions about the project during a forum at Midlands Tech-Fairfield Campus. If built, the $11.5 […]

Mt. Zion/Admin forum set for tomorrow night

WINNSBORO – “Council will be bringing good news to the public forum Thursday evening [Sept. 20],” Council Chairman Billy Smith reported to The Voice earlier this week, regarding the proposal to repurpose Mt. Zion for new county offices. “An important part of making this project affordable for the county is for the developer to be […]

Admin forum scheduled for Sept. 20

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County residents with a vested interest in an $11.5 million project that would repurpose the old Mt. Zion Institute into new county offices will have a chance to have their questions answered at an upcoming public forum. The forum is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Fairfield County campus of Midland […]

Project Forum for the County Administration Building

Community forum set for admin building

Forum Set For Sept. 20 At Fairfield Midlands WINNSBORO – A community forum and county council work session concerning the proposed new county administration building project will be held from 5 – 8 pm at the Midlands Technical College’s Fairfield Campus on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The forum will include a 5 p.m. reception where citizens […]

Admin building faces opposition

Smith Pushes Back In 15-Minute Soliloquy WINNSBORO – Council members voted 4-0 to approve second reading of an ordinance authorizing development of a new administration building and a lease agreement and other contracts associated with the Mt. Zion site. But repurposing the old Mt. Zion institute into a new Fairfield County administration building is far […]

Council OKs first Mt. Zion vote

WINNSBORO – With Fairfield County stung by massive job losses and another 120 positions expected to vanish, development of a new $11.4 million county administration building aims to ease some of that pain. Supporters also note tax credits would finance the majority of costs of renovating the Mt. Zion Institute site in Winnsboro, lowering the […]