Blythewood parade postponed

Mayor Sloan Jarvis has issued a statement that the 2023 Blythewood Christmas Parade WILL NOT BE HELD as scheduled for 2-4 pm on Sunday, Dec.10 in the interest of safety for all concerned. “We are making every effort to reschedule the parade for next Saturday morning, Dec. 16, if possible,” Griffin said. The Voice will post any further […]

Town terminates outside attorney Shannon Burnett

BLYTHEWOOD – After Mayor Sloan Griffin didn’t appear to be ready to fire any of the Town’s attorneys at Tuesday night’s special called meeting, he did just that two days later. Griffin sent outside attorney Shannon Burnett of Shannon Burnett Law Firm in Blythewood a letter of termination on Thursday, Dec. 8. Burnett was working […]

City Watch: Blythewood ‘making a mountain of public debt out of a molehill of personal spite’

As the soap opera that is the legal battle between Blythewood and the marketing firm it hired to boost the town’s image rages on, one thing is certain: attorney fees. The fight between Blythewood Town Council and MPA Strategies and its president, Ashley Hunter, is now in year three of dueling lawsuits. The result is […]

BW mayor changes course on releasing cost of MPA lawsuits to public

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood’s newly elected mayor, Sloan Griffin, III, campaigned on transparency and has long and publicly criticized former Mayor Bryan Franklin and the Town’s outside legal team for not releasing the cost of the MPA lawsuits and other MPA information to the public. During Tuesday night’s special called town council meeting, however, Griffin appears […]

Blythewood Christkindl, parade set for this weekend

BLYTHEWOOD –   For the second year, the Blythewood Christmas Parade is pairing up with Christkindl, a Christmas shopping experience in Doko Meadows Park, for an over-the-top holiday weekend.   The Christkindl marketplace will include a live nativity scene, live seasonal music, arts, crafts, food trucks, Christmas gifts, gluhwein and beverages and, of course, Santa Land. The […]

Low-cost mobile vet clinic returns to Winnsboro on Sat.

WINNSBORO – A mobile vet clinic will be bringing close-to-home pet care to Winnsboro on Saturday, Dec. 9, in the parking lot next to the town clock in downtown Winnsboro, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Sonja Murphy, one of the organizers of the event, said, “We are all about healthcare for the pets in […]

Let it Shine!

RIDGEWAY – It was a child’s Christmas dream come true in Ridgeway last weekend. After the choir from Geiger Elementary entertained with a lively musical show, Santa, who arrived in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage, stepped out onto the lawn of the Century House to a cheering crowd. Assisted by elf Phyllis Gutierrez, Santa then, with […]

Local nonprofit helps build church in Africa

WINNSBORO – Bishop Jeffery Williams of Jesus Christ’s Church in Winnsboro presented a $5,000 check to Dr. Luella Redfern of City Lights on Monday. The donation was made on behalf of the Visions Outreach Missions, a non-profit arm of the church, toward the construction of a multipurpose building in Burgandi Totoro, Uganda. “City Lights, out […]

There’s Nothing Ho (Ho) Hum about PTP’s Christmas Special

WINNSBORO – You’ve seen it before. A Christmas variety show at the Pine Tree Playhouse in Winnsboro. But this performance of the variety show, named “Santa’s Telethon”, which one reviewer called a mix between a Jerry Lewis Telethon and an Andy Williams Christmas Special, is neither of those things, but something wonderful all the same. […]

Pugh awards $20K to BHS&M

BLYTHEWOOD – When a much needed Richland County H-Tax (Hospitality-Tax) grant did not come through for the Blythewood Historical Society and Museum (BHS&M) this year, one of Blythewood’s three representatives on Richland County Council, Derrek Pugh, stepped in with the needed funds. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, Pugh presented a $20,000 check to the Society. As […]

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