Zion church celebrates heritage, new growth

BLYTHEWOOD – A historic Blythewood church will host a Heritage Celebration this Sunday, Oct. 20 and the community is invited to celebrate more than two centuries of history on the site – and a wave of new members that has sparked a rebirth. “Small as this church is, we are growing,” says Gale Coston, a […]

Ball field issues mount for BYBSL

BLYTHEWOOD – There’s no clear plan in place for new ballfields in Blythewood, but town and community recreation leaders say there’s a desperate need. Meanwhile, changes to county maintenance plans for the existing fields have raised additional concerns. According to the Richland County Recreation Commission, in an emailed response to questions from The Voice, the […]

Town council candidates lay out plans

Eddie Baughman, 62 I am a retired battalion chief. I am married to the former Donna Miller, and we have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren.  My son and his family also live in Blythewood. I graduated from Spring Valley High School, class of 1977.  I continued my education throughout my Naval and Fire service […]

Residents oppose Vulcan quarry

RIDGEWAY – The announcement last week that Vulcan Materials plans to open an $18M granite quarry in Fairfield County, just north of the county’s 1,500-acre megasite in Ridgeway, was hailed as good news for the county from an economic development standpoint. Neighbors in the rural area of the proposed quarry, however, came to county council […]

Blythewood’s oldest hometown girl

BLYTHEWOOD – Annie Faust has lived in the same house in Blythewood for about 75 years – just down the road from where she grew up on Rimer Pond Road.  Hers was a simple life with few frills. But today, at 103, Annie is living every senior citizen’s dream, basking in round-the-clock attention of an […]

Video, documents contradict claims by council members Bell and Trapp

WINNSBORO – On Feb. 11, at the third council meeting of 2019, County Councilman Moses Bell listened intently to a presentation about a new farmers market. When the presentation ended, Bell voiced his support for the farmers market work and praised County Administrator Jason Taylor for the county’s participation in it. “The building, Mr. Taylor, […]

Bengals Back On Top

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Golf clinched the Region title on Tuesday, and all five Bengal golfers were awarded All-Region honors. The Bengals all shot in the 70s for a team score of 307. Lizzie Madden was the medalist with a 75 score. Blythewood will play Monday, Oct. 21 at The Waterford in Rock Hill for the […]

Editorial: Protecting our five freedoms

With just 45 words the founders guaranteed five basic freedoms, fundamental American rights. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a […]

Redhawks clinch first region title

BLYTHEWOOD – It is a season for the history books. Redhawk Tennis moved to 12-0 on the season after conference wins over Ridge View, South Pointe, Lancaster and York to clinch the first region title in school history. Westwood took down Ridge View 5-1 on Oct. 3. Kyndall Ragins defeated Gabrielle Walker 6-1, 6-0. Erin […]

Caregivers conference set for Oct. 23

BLYTHEWOOD – The Second Annual Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Conference will be held at Doko Manor in Blythewood on Oct. 23 from 9-3. Keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Macie Smith, Licensed Social Worker, notable gerontologist and author. She and other speakers will offer critical and life-changing information about the various forms of […]