Two local businesses accuse Blythewood Town Hall of harassment, bullying

BLYTHEWOOD – The owners of two downtown Blythewood businesses told council members at a special called meeting last week that they felt they were being targeted, harassed and even bullied by the town government because their storefronts feature LED lighting. Both store owners – John and Teresa Edwards, owners of Blythewood Cigar and Wine and […]

Stepping It Up

Council Appoints McKenrich, Pickle to Town Boards

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Town Council made two appointments to town boards during the Feb. 1 Joint town council/planning commission meeting. Rich McKenrick, chairman of the Blythewood Planning Commission, was appointed to a five-year term on the Richland County TPAC (Transportation Penny Advisory Committee). He replaces planning commissioner Malcolm Gordge who recently finished a five-year […]

Council reverses vote to fund chamber

BLYTHEWOOD – Under pressure from former mayor Mike Ross, the Blythewood Town Council voted in a contentious 3-2 decision to approve funding to help pay for the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce’s rent and utilities for the current fiscal year.  Voting Monday night to award the Chamber $4,000 from the Town’s accommodation tax (A-Tax) fund […]

Celebrating the Purple Heart

BLYTHEWOOD – Displaying the sign that designates Blythewood as a Purple Heart Town are, from left: Mayor Pro Tem Eddie Baughman; Brigadier General Milford Beagle, Jr., Commander, Fort Jackson; Purple Heart recipient First Sergeant (Ret.) Brian Nolan; Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Carl Lopez; Mayor Bryan Franklin and LTC (Ret.) Cary Bond, Commander of the S.C. […]

BW business license renewals due now

BLYTHEWOOD – All town of Blythewood business licenses expired on December 31, according to Blythewood Town Clerk Melissa Cowan. The deadline for applying for a renewal of those licenses, without incurring penalties, is April 15. Business owners who renew their licenses during the month of January will receive a ten percent discount. Those renewing in […]

Blythewood readies to celebrate black history

BLYTHEWOOD – The Town’s annual Black History celebration is almost ready for its close-up on Feb. 23 at Doko Manor. The program includes guest speaker Dr. Joe Kelly, performances by singer-songwriter EboniRamm, dance, choral and dramatic performances and a special display of African-American accomplishments. Bobby Cunningham will emcee the event. This year’s celebration will also […]

Mayor announces town’s Christmas festivities

BLYTHEWOOD – The town’s upcoming holiday events include the annual Christmas tree lighting at Town Hall and the Christmas parade. The tree lighting is set for Sunday, Nov. 25, at 5 p.m. at Town Hall. “We hope everyone in the community will take an hour to come over to Town Hall for this wonderful event […]

Town Hall takes reins of Big Grab

Switzer: Town Agrees To Partner With Chamber BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Mayor J. Michael Ross announced via email on Wednesday, July 25 that the 2018 Big Grab is on for Sept. 7 and 8, and that the Town would be organizing and funding the event this year since two vendors, the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce […]

Dispose of meds at Town Hall

BLYTHEWOOD – As a pharmacist by profession, Mayor J. Michael Ross is concerned about proper disposal of all drugs, even those that were prescribed but never finished for one reason or another and are sitting in a cabinet unprotected. To help break the chain of illicit access and to help curb the opioid epidemic that […]