Blythewood Council closes Manor, park, playground indefinitely

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Blythewood town council held an emergency council meeting at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, at Town Hall and voted to:  1) close all town government facilities to the public indefinitely, 2)- lock the doors on town hall to the public (staff may work in office or telework, but will return phone calls and […]

Griffin III seated on BW council

BLYTHEWOOD – A new council member was seated Monday night, and two residents were appointed to serve the town on boards and commissions. Blythewood magistrate, the Honorable Diedra Hightower, swore into office Blythewood’s newest town councilman Sloan Griffin, III. Griffin will serve the last two years of the four-year term vacated by former councilman Bryan […]

Griffin elected to finish 2-year term on council

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood voters gave the nod to Sloan Griffin, III in Tuesday night’s special election to fill the two remaining years on the town council seat vacated by Bryan Franklin in November when he was elected mayor. With only a 7.06 percent turnout, possibly the lowest in the town’s history, Griffin, with 118 votes […]

Council looks at annexation, security, zoning at retreat

BLYTHEWOOD – The annual town council retreat held Saturday at The Manor focused on annexation, zoning, the farmers market, security for council meetings, the budget and more, including a presentation by Jay Bender, media attorney who represents the S. C. Press Association. Bender discussed ways governments can be more open and achieve transparency by complying […]

Griffin takes special election over Gordge

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood voters gave the nod to Sloan Griffin, III in Tuesday night’s special election to fill the two remaining years on the town council seat vacated by Bryan Franklin in November when he was elected mayor. With only a 7.06 percent turnout, possibly the lowest in the town’s history, Griffin, with 118 votes […]

Blythewood election set for Tuesday

BLYTHEWOOD – A special election has been set for Tuesday, Feb. 11, to fill an unexpired two-year term for the town council seat left vacant after Councilman Bryan Franklin was elected mayor. Ashley Oaks resident and former councilman Malcolm Gordge and Planning Commissioner Sloan Jarvis Griffin, III, a resident of Cobblestone Park, are running for […]

Winnsboro, Blythewood reach water agreement

WINNSBORO – After 20 years, a new water agreement is being finalized between the towns of Winnsboro and Blythewood. The Winnsboro town council voted Tuesday evening to pass first reading on a new water service agreement with Blythewood. The second and final vote and public hearing on the agreement will be held at the Feb. […]

Blythewood TC/PC meeting begins with dinner, ends with coffee confrontation

BLYTHEWOOD – What promised to be an informative though less than riveting review Monday evening of the purposes, responsibilities and processes of the town’s boards and commissions by Town Administrator Brian Cook, ended with a disgruntled former coffee vendor verbally holding the council and planning commission hostage for close to half an hour. The evening […]

Blythewood town council retreat set for Feb. 8

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Town Council will hold its annual retreat Saturday, Feb. 8, at Doko Manor.  Both council members and administrative staff will attend the meeting, and the public is invited. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. – about 3 p.m. with a community lunch, provided by Blythewood restaurants and open to the public, […]

Blythewood Council jumps into wastewater wrangle

BLYTHEWOOD – Complaints about a wastewater treatment plant that Fairfield County proposes to build on property located off Broom Mill and Syrup Mill Roads has perked the ears of Blythewood Town Council members. Most of those complaints come from Richland County residents who live along Cedar Creek, Fairfield County residents who live in the Center […]