Blythewood public input meeting set for Sept. 23

BLYTHEWOOD – A public input session regarding Blythewood’s comprehensive plan for the next 10 years will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Doko Manor. Residents and business owners are invited to hear a short presentation by Gregory Sprouse of Central Midlands Council of Governments beginning at 6:15 p.m., with […]

Blythewood PC recommends approval for 3 zoning changes

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Planning commissioners voted 5-0 to recommend that council approve requests for each of two zoning map amendments and a zoning text amendment that were before them Monday night. The commission first voted to recommend approval for zoning to be changed from Rural (RU) to Multi-Neighborhood Commercial District (MC)/Architectural Overlay District (AO) on […]

Blythewood reverses decision to release FOIA’d documents

BLYTHEWOOD – On Monday, Aug. 30, the town reversed its refusal to release responsive documents sought by The Voice from Town Administrator Carroll Williamson through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request 41 days earlier. The Voice requested the following documents: 1) a copy of the contract or letter of engagement that secured the outside […]

Taylor talks about his plans for growth, revitalization in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – Two months into his new job as town manager in Winnsboro, Jason Taylor says he’s been meeting with council members, other local leaders and town staff to hear their concerns and priorities and help formulate a vision for the future. Among the priorities on their list: improve the town’s utility services, increase utility […]

Blythewood purchasing more Christmas decorations

BLYTHEWOOD – At the behest of former Town Administrator Brian Cook, the Town of Blythewood stepped out last year like never before in its Christmas finery – lights everywhere, more lights than ever before wrapped around tree branches, outlining town hall and along the streets. Cook, who left Blythewood at the end of last year […]

MPA files motion for dismissal of counterclaim

BLYTHEWOOD – MPA Strategies, LLC has filed a reply to the Town’s counterclaims filed July 20, 2021, in response to a lawsuit filed by MPA Strategies against the town government on June 28, 2021. All the claims and responses were filed in the Court of Common Pleas Fifth Judicial Circuit in Richland County. MPA also […]

Town Hall mum on attorney contract, fees

BLYTHEWOOD – Since filing a countersuit against MPA Strategies marketing firm, its owner Ashley Hunter and the nonprofit State and Frink Foundation, the Town of Blythewood government has been less than open concerning its arrangements with outside counsel David Black, an attorney with Nexsen Pruet LLC out of Columbia, who is representing the Town in […]

Hospital property sale could happen

WINNSBORO – After going into executive session during its regular meeting on Aug. 9, to receive legal advice concerning the possible sale of the former Fairfield Memorial Hospital property and its existing leases, council members voted 7-0 to sell the property to the Eau Clair Health Care Cooperative for $1.3 million. Next week, council will […]

New hurdles to Mt. Zion relocation

WINNSBORO – During Monday night’s county council meeting, Council Chair Moses Bell called on several county officials to voice their concerns about plans to relocate the county’s administration operations into the newly renovated Mt. Zion building when it’s completed in October, 2021. Bell and Councilwoman Shirley Greene took the lead in voicing those concerns, stating […]

Council defers vote to rezone

BLYTHEWOOD – The owners of a 10.4 acre property located at the intersection of Sandfield and Langford Roads and for years generally known as the Tom Boney cow pasture, applied to have the zoning of the property changed from Rural (RU) to Multi-Neighborhood Commercial District (MC) with Architectural Overlay District (AO). “The property is located […]