Ashley Oaks home burns

BLYTHEWOOD – This Ashley Oaks home caught fire during thunderstorms on Tuesday morning. The homeowners were not at home at the time of the fire, but their two dogs were. As the flames spewed from the home, fire service arrived and neighbors rushed to help. One of them, Greg Livermore, kicked in the locked front […]

Wildfire doused near Ashley Oaks

BLYTHEWOOD – Much of Blythewood was blanketed in smoke last Thursday when a wildfire that was described as low-intensity spread over approximately 50 acres just north of Ashley Oaks. Several firefighters, a brush truck and an engine were sent from Columbia. The South Carolina Forestry Commission also assisted, bulldozing firebreaks around the northern and western […]

Town Taps Columbia Group for Tree Ordinance Help

Although a revised tree ordinance may still be many months away from completion, the first step toward achieving that goal was announced at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Blythewood Planning Commission. John Perry, Town Administrator, told the Commission that Land Plan Group South (LPGS), of Columbia, had been awarded the bid to consult with the […]

Controversy Continues over Ashley Oaks Construction Methods

Some Ashley Oaks residents said one of their worst nightmares was realized on Memorial Day when a flood of muddy water carrying rocks and gravel flowed down Winding Oak Way and into wetlands behind the lots at the lower end of the road.