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 […]

McMeekin wins big in hard fought Winnsboro mayor’s race

WINNSBORO – On a warm, sunny election day in Winnsboro, Town Councilman John McMeekin, with 469 votes, decisively won the mayoral election over Nocola Hemphill who received 265 votes. McMeekin took 63.90 percent of the vote. Hemphill took 36.10 percent. McMeekin carried four of the town’s five precincts. In the town council race, District 2 […]

McMeekin wins big in Winnsboro mayor’s race

WINNSBORO – On a warm, sunny election day in Winnsboro, Town Councilman John McMeekin, with 469 votes, decisively won the mayoral election over Nocola Hemphill who received 265 votes. McMeekin took 63.90 percent of the vote. Hemphill took 36.10 percent. McMeekin carried four of the town’s five precincts. In the town council race, District 2 […]

Winnsboro mayoral candidates speak out on issues

Nocola Hemphill, 44 What started out as an Idea, has blossomed into something real. Throughout our journey to make Winnsboro a place of prosperity and tradition, I had the opportunity to speak directly to you, the people. With no surprise we concluded that the issues that you are so passionate about are also the issues […]

Vote April 6 for Winnsboro mayor, council

WINNSBORO – Of the 2,231 registered voters in the Town of Winnsboro, 111 have already voted in person for mayor and two town council members. Voter Registration Deputy Director Jackie Beaver estimates her office has received less than 50 mailed-in votes as of Wednesday, March 31. Voting day is Tuesday, April 6, from 7 a.m. […]

Town revamps facemask ordinance

WINNSBORO – Instead of passing a new face mask ordinance every few months, the Winnsboro town council decided Monday evening during their regular monthly meeting to pass a permanent ordinance that will not have to be renewed periodically, but can be amended after the Time of Corona has ended. “This is basically a new ordinance […]

Winnsboro to sub out sewer pretreatment

WINNSBORO –  During Monday night’s Winnsboro Town Council meeting, Trip Peak, the Town’s Gas, Water and Sewer Director, submitted a quote from a company to administer the Town’s industrial sewer pretreatment program. OLEinc (On Line Environmental, Inc., of Gilbert. S.C.) offered the service for a one-time fee of $7,832 for the program set-up, and a […]

County discusses moving momument

WINNSBORO – Efforts to potentially relocate Winnsboro’s Confederate monument is unlikely until at least 2021, according to Fairfield County officials. Fairfield County Council discussed, but took no action on a request from the Town of Winnsboro to relocate the town’s Confederate monument from its current location at the Mt. Zion Institute grounds to the Fairfield […]

Town eyes options for relocating monument

WINNSBORO – There is currently a law in South Carolina that protects, in part, certain monuments from being removed from public property in the state without a vote by the General Assembly. Winnsboro Mayor Roger Gaddy said during town council meeting Tuesday night that the town government does not intend to break that law. Following […]

Blythewood approves 20-year Winnsboro water contract

BLYTHEWOOD – After discussion that made clear it was the only option to supply water to the town of Blythewood, the Blythewood Town Council approved a new 20-year agreement with the Town of Winnsboro, which has provided water in Blythewood for the past 20 years. In a 4-1 vote, the council agreed to another 20 […]