Gordge, Griffin announce candidacies

Filing for Special Election Opens Dec. 6 BLYTHEWOOD – Filing doesn’t open until noon tomorrow, Dec. 6, for a special election to fill an unexpired town council seat left vacant after Councilman Bryan Franklin was elected mayor, but two have already announced their candidacies publicly. Ashley Oaks resident and former councilman Malcolm Gordge and Planning […]

Town books recover from 2018

BLYTHEWOOD – Gary Bailey, with Love, Bailey Auditors of Laurens, S.C., got to the point rather quickly at council’s meeting Monday night. “This is a financial statement audit,” Bailey said, “not an operational audit. We’re not telling you how to run the town. We’re basically just coming in and making sure that the numbers you’re […]

Franklin takes oath as new town mayor

Baughman, Brock steated on Council BLYTHEWOOD – After a long goodbye by outgoing Mayor J. Michael Ross, Bryan Franklin was sworn into office as the new Blythewood mayor along with two councilmen – returning Councilman Eddie Baughman and new council member Donald Brock. Kim Roberts a spokesperson for County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson’s presented a glass […]

Franklin wins mayor’s seat

Subhead: Brock, Beauman elected to council BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood voters elected a new mayor and two councilmen Monday night.   Current Town Councilman Bryan Franklin received 330 votes for mayor, besting former mayor Keith Bailey with 252 votes and Town Councilman Malcolm Gordge with 121 votes. Planning Commission Chair Donald Brock was the top vote […]

Council loosens sign, landscape restrictions

BLYTHEWOOD – In a unanimous vote Monday evening, council voted to amend two Town Center District ordinances – one to allow, in perpetuity, several signs next to the Interstate up to 35 feet tall, and another to loosen restrictions on the landscape ordinance for businesses. The amendment to the sign ordinance will also allow the […]

Camp Discovery

BLYTHEWOOD – Councilman Malcolm Gordge presented a check to Camp Discovery Director Amy Ellisor Monday night for $1,000 on behalf of the town. Gordge serves on the group’s board.

Public Hearing: Blythewood Town Council

Candidate Forum at The Manor set for Thursday

BLYTHEWOOD – The Voice of Blythewood will host the 2019 Blythewood Candidate Forum at Doko Manor Thursday, Oct. 24 from 7 – 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The forum will feature four of five candidates for town council and three candidates for mayor.  Council candidate Barry Belville will not be in attendance. Town […]

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 […]

Mayoral candidates have their say

The candidates for Blythewood mayor present their plans and platforms. Keith Bailey, 60 A Blythewood resident for 23 years, I was born in Nassawadox, VA. I am a military child with roots all over the world.  I received a B.S. Degree in Business Management from Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in Hampton, VA, in 1981.  […]