New Interim Chief in Town

WINNSBORO – Winnsboro Town Clerk, Patti Davis, right, administered the oath of office to former Fairfield County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Lawrence, center, on Friday. Lawrence took over as Interim Police Chief for the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety (WDPS) on Sept. 7. He previously served as a deputy for 12 years with the Richland County […]

WDPS & volunteers host 8th annual senior holiday luncheon

WINNSBORO – For the last eight years, members of the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety and several community volunteers have coordinated and sponsored a Senior Holiday Luncheon for members of the community 65 years and older at the Old Armory. During COVID, however, the get-together didn’t happen because of pandemic restrictions, but another kind of […]

Man found dead at motel in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – Two incidents last week – one covered by the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety (WDPS) and one by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office – turned out to be connected and ended in an investigation into the death of a man at an area motel. At about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, the […]

WDPS investigates shooting on Garden St.

WINNSBORO – The Winnsboro Department of Public Safety is looking for an assailant they say will be charged with assault and battery (weapon) for shooting a 31-year-old male. When WDPS officers responded to a shots-fired incident on Garden Street in Winnsboro at about 10:40 p.m. on December 11, they arrived to find a large crowd […]

RIP Captain Durham –

WINNSBORO – The Winnsboro Department of Public Safety erected a memorial in front of the department last week to honor one of their own, Captain John D. Durham, 42, who fell ill and died Wednesday, July 15, while on duty. The memorial, featuring Durham’s patrol car, will be on display until after a graveside service […]

Winnsboro woman charged with animal cruelty

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro woman has been charged with Cruelty Towards Animals after one of her dogs was found dead in the street from unknown causes. Eileen Crim was arrested on Monday, July 8, after one of her dogs was reported laying on its back, dead, in the roadway in the Liberty Street area of […]

Winnsboro restaurant suspension upheld

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro restaurant that was shut down last month over concerns it was doubling as a nightclub will remain closed until further notice. Meantime, a representative of Winnsboro Bar & Grill thinks the town’s decision to suspend her business license was overkill, saying her establishment is simply a restaurant that also serves drinks. […]

WDPS captures bank robber

WINNSBORO – Five months after Winnsboro’s First Citizen’s Bank was robbed, the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety has arrested a Connecticut man for the robbery. It was the result of diligent police work and cooperation with other law enforcement agencies around the country that led to the capture and arrest of Stuart Hart, 35, for […]

Police shut down planned nightclub

  WINNSBORO — It could be last call for a Winnsboro restaurant that apparently had plans to operate as a nightclub, according to police records. Town police have temporarily shut down Winnsboro Bar and Grill, in the 100 block of North Congress Street, which previously operated as a barbecue restaurant. More recently, though, the business […]

Update: Shoot out near Drawdy Park

WINNSBORO: The Voice received clarification this morning that two people, not three as previously reported, were shot in last night’s shooting in the Drawdy Park area behind the Fairfield County Administration Building in Winnsboro. One victim was shot in the leg and another was possibly grazed by a bullet. A third victim, who was injured […]