Griffin, McKenrick sworn in

Blythewood Magistrate Diedra Hightower administered the oath of office to returning Blythewood town council member Sloan Griffin, III, left, with his wife Tinnelle and their son Tristan, and to newly elected council member Rich McKenrick, right, with his wife Theresa.

Larry Griffin: I Do Think This Council Can Rebound

BLYTHEWOOD – After warm goodbyes all around to Councilman Larry Griffin, who has served on town council for six years, Blythewood Magistrate Diedra Hightower swore in Sloan Griffin and Rich McKenrick.

“Thank you all for coming out to see me gone,” Larry Griffin joked. “I’ve enjoyed my years on town council,” he said. “And I want to thank all the constituents who supported me and the rest of council. As I leave this council, I am praying that this council will put aside all your feelings and, at the same time, pull together to take Blythewood to what it’s planned to be. I do think this council can rebound and make things positive,” he said. “Council members need to take themselves out of the picture and put the town in it.”

Before going into executive session, Franklin presented a plaque of appreciation to Griffin, thanking him for his service to the town.

In other business, council presented a proclamation to the Blythewood High School Lady Bengals golf team for winning the state championship in girls’ golf for the second time in three years.

The next regular council will be held Dec. 15, at 6 p.m.

Miriam Atria, President and CEO of Lake Murray Country, a regional tourism organization, made a presentation to council outlining how her company could market the town.  Franklin said town administrator Carroll Williamson brought Atria to the council’s attention.

Blythewood Town councilmen Eddie Baughman, Donald Brock, Rich McKenrick, Mayor Bryan Franklin, and Sloan Griffin, at right, present a recognition plaque to outgoing councilman Larry Griffin.

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