Commerce denies Bell’s claim about funding

Wastewater Treatment Plant Moving Slowly, Ridgeway Line In Progress WINNSBORO – During a May 12 Town Hall meeting, called by County Council Chairman Moses Bell at the Ridgeway Fire Station, a member of the audience asked how the county would pay for any costs over the $46 million from the Dominion lawsuit settlement that is […]

Guest Editorial: Don’t let Cedar Creek/Center Creek folks shut Fairfield down

Some citizens who live along Cedar Creek and in the Center Creek neighborhood are using fear-mongering and misinformation to try to trick Fairfield voters into defeating the three county council incumbents who have helped bring in 5 new industries, 800 jobs, almost $100 million investment in the county and the lowest unemployment rate in 20 […]

Officials answer WWTP/Penny Tax Questions

WINNSBORO – The Voice has received several letters from readers in regard to the penny tax and the wastewater treatment plant that ask some of the same questions that have also been posed on Facebook pages by citizens in both Fairfield County and Blythewood (Cedar Creek area.) The Voice asked county officials s to answer […]

County answers questions about WWTP & Penny Tax

WINNSBORO – The Voice has received several letters from readers in regard to the penny tax and the wastewater treatment plant who ask the same questions. We have asked Ty Davenport, Fairfield County Director of Economic Development to answer questions from one of those letters – this one sent in by reader Kirk Thurston. Thurston: […]

Council fields penny tax questions on virtual town hall webinar

WINNSBORO – An important local question is on the ballot this year in Fairfield County: a proposed penny sales tax, earmarked to fund a much-needed wastewater treatment plant. If it’s not approved, county officials say, that will mean other, typically less popular, sources of revenue will have to be used to fund the plant – […]

Proposed wastewater treatment plant site includes sports complex, water recreation, shopping and more

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – With a $1.8 million land deal being proposed by Fairfield County, a partnership between the county and the Town of Blythewood is on track to check two big items off of local wish lists: a much-needed wastewater treatment plant and a ballfield complex for youth sports teams. Fairfield County Council Chair Neil […]

Letter: Fairfield Needs WWTP Now

This letter is to endorse the approval of a new waste-water treatment plant in Fairfield County near Ridgeway. This will allow more growth for the Midlands and is only fair to build this infrastructure for this side of Columbia. I work in commercial real estate, specializing in manufacturing and warehouse facilities, and this is exactly […]

County proceeds with referendum

WINNSBORO – With minimal discussion, the Fairfield County Council moved forward at this month’s meeting with plans to put a wastewater treatment plant referendum on November’s ballot. If given final approval next month, the ballot question will ask voters to authorize a one percent sales tax in the county, and the county would issue bonds, […]

Council considers 1¢ tax for water, sewer

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County is bringing in more experts to help counter Richland County’s growing opposition to a proposed wastewater treatment plant.  Meantime, Fairfield County Council is also moving forward with a proposed capital project sales tax to help pay for the facility that’s seen as vital to recruiting more industry to Fairfield County.  On […]

Richland votes to stop Fairfield’s wastewater plant

COLUMBIA – In what Fairfield officials say was an unprecedented action, Richland County Council voted unanimously on May 5 to direct staff and technical committee appointees to vote in opposition to Fairfield County’s plans to construct a wastewater treatment plant that they say would bring industry, jobs, housing subdivisions and general prosperity to Fairfield. The […]

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