Council to relook at H-Tax allocations

BLYHEWOOD – Town Administrator Brian Cook gave an overview of the Town’s proposed FY 2019-20 budget last week and announced a workshop schedule for council to work out the details of the $1,621,696 budget, which is up from $1,565,114 last year. Looking at possible changes in budgeting for the coming year, Cook said council will […]

E-Capital pulls rezoning request

COLUMBIA – More than a hundred residents of Crickentree breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday night at a Richland County Council public hearing after the Texas investment firm, E-Capital, withdrew its application for the rezoning of the former Golf Course of South Carolina. The withdrawal was announced by County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson at the beginning […]

I Saw it in The Voice

BLYTHEWOOD – While reading The Voice, Blythewood Mayor J. Michael Ross spotted a 2007 Chevy Colorado service vehicle offered for bid by the Fairfield County Council. “I bid on it and won!” Ross said. “It runs great. The window handle fell off the first time I shut the door, but, hey, it was only $2,000. […]

Senior Money

BLYTHEWOOD – Mayor J. Michael Ross presents a check for $5,000 to Pam Dukes, Director of Senior Resources and Board members Warren Benson, left, and Ed Garrison.

ECapital plans 249 homes on Crickentree course

BLYTHEWOOD – Representatives of Texas investment firm ECapital unveiled a revised proposal for a residential development proposed on the former Golf Course of South Carolina property in the Crickentree neighborhood last week at a meeting held at Doko Manor. More than 200 residents of Crickentree and other area golf course communities attended. After proposing 480 […]

Depot sale delayed by undisclosed deed limits

BLYTHEWOOD – The sale of the Doko Depot has been delayed since December, 2017, for myriad reasons. In September, 2018, Mayor J. Michael Ross announced a new delay – this one caused by the discovery that property title restrictions had not been disclosed to the Town in prior financing efforts with Santee-Cooper. “We are in […]

‘On the Table’ Breakfast with the Mayor

BLYTHEWOOD – Mayor J. Michael Ross is inviting members of the Blythewood community to an On the Table breakfast at Lizard’s Thicket Oct. 24 at 8 a.m. “The occasion is a one-day opportunity to build personal connections and explore how we can work together to make our community stronger,” Ross said. Those who participate in […]

600 homes proposed in Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – “Lord, what will this do to the traffic on Langford Road,” Mayor J. Michael Ross said after Town Administrator Brian Cook explained Tuesday evening during council meeting that a new residential subdivision with a total of 601 lots is being proposed on approximately 249 acres across Langford Road from Town Hall. Even though […]

Santa gets new sleigh for 2018 parade

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Christmas parade planning and funding are underway. Included in the plan is a float for Santa. Paul Richter, representing the Knights of Columbus, came before Council Tuesday evening to request $8,663 to finance this year’s Christmas parade. That’s about $3,300 more than the group requested last year. Additional funds are needed […]

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 […]

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