Fairfield Medical Associates named S.C. Rural Health Care Provider of the Year

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Medical Associates has been named the 2020 S.C. Rural Health Provider of the Year by the S.C. Office of Rural Health (SCORH). Bridget Winston, Director of Communications for SCORH was in Winnsboro last week along with other SCORH officials to present the award, a one-of-a-kind painting of the Town Clock, to Dr. […]

Fairfield readies for holiday events

WINNSBORO – While families may not be able to gather this holiday season, there are still lots of holiday events to be enjoyed in the county. Shop Small! Everyone knows to shop small on Saturday, Nov. 28, but this year, more than ever, it’s important to shop small every shopping day. Most local holiday events […]

Sea Pro Boats opens grandly in Fairfield County

WINNSBORO – The grand opening of Sea Pro, a saltwater boat manufacturer, last week was well attended by town and county officials, Sea Pro employees and others from the community. The event was organized by the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s president Gene Stephens welcomed the company and thanked County Council, Fairfield County […]

Eagles fall short in title bout

LEXINGTON – Richard Winn Academy’s 8-man football season may not have ended the way the Eagles would have wanted it—with its first state championship in six years. After falling 56-14 to Holly Hill Academy Friday night at Northside Christian’s Palmetto State Armory Field, third-year head coach Paul Brigman said the fall 2020 team has much […]

O Christmas Tree!

BLYTHEWOOD – Hundreds of Douglas Firs arrived Monday at the Blythewood Rotary Club’s new Christmas Tree sales lot on Blythewood Road across from Palmetto Citizens Credit Union. About 20 Rotarians unloaded the trees, then set them up for display after the tree trunks were trimmed by members John Hancock, left, and Dennis Ballentine. The lot […]

County OKs additional $200K for Lake Wateree fire station

WINNSBORO – With the construction of a proposed fire station on River Road, parts of Lake Wateree that have not been covered by fire service in the past will now be covered, according to Councilman Jimmy Ray Douglas, who represents the area and negotiated the county’s purchase of the 2.4 acre property from the Lake […]

You see a muffler; Thomas Humphries sees Marilyn Monroe

BLYTHEWOOD – Last month, the last big green T-Rex dinosaur left Blythewood. The 7-foot-tall scrap metal dinosaur, created by Blythewood native and scrap-metal sculpturer Thomas Humphries, was strapped onto a flatbed trailer by Humphries’ brother Nat and hauled to the City of West Columbia where it is now on display in the city’s art park […]

In Honor of Andrew

After Andrew Trapp was murdered last August, his family began looking for ways to honor his life and give back to the community who supported them during their grief. On Saturday, the family gathered at Gethsemane Baptist Church where they donated 100 free Thanksgiving turkeys to families in the community who needed them.

Jenkinsville man arrested for murder of Andrew Trapp

WINNSBORO – Cortez Javar Whitener, 20, of Jenkinsville has been arrested for the murder of Andrew Marquise Trapp. Whitener was arrested last week, on Nov. 13, and a statement was released to the public Monday afternoon after The Voice requested information about the arrest earlier in the day. Deputies responded to a shooting incident at […]

State awards Fairfield $500K for water line

WINNSBORO – In its quest to attract and expand industry, Fairfield County Council gave final approval last May to purchase 66.67 acres from Weyerhaeuser at $6,000 an acre, or about $400,000. Earlier this week the S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) awarded the county $500,000 to assist with the costs of extending a water line to […]