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 […]

Council retreat set for March; Mayor invites community

BLYTHEWOOD – Town Council’s annual day-long working retreat may be a little larger than usual this year, and a little different. Mayor J. Michael Ross said on Monday that he and Council are making an all-out effort to include resident participation in this year’s event. “The public has always been invited to our retreats,” Ross […]

Clarification – ‘Town nets $187,597 on Depot sale’

The title, ‘Town nets $187,597 on Depot sale’ that appeared in The Voice (Dec. 21, 2017), was accurate. However, in the financial summary provided to The Voice by Town Hall on Dec. 20, documenting expenses and revenues for the construction and sale of the Depot, the preconstruction expenses were incorrectly totaled at $147,872, which was […]

It’s Christmas in Blythewood!

BLYTHEWOOD – The weather was winter crisp as Riley Mayfield and Sophia Lynch provided gathering music for the large crowd at Blythewood’s Carolighting on Sunday evening. The Adult Choir from Trinity United Methodist Church and the Round Top Baptist Church Youth Choir sang traditional Christmas music on the steps of Town Hall. Blythewood Mayor J. […]