Council reps invite residents to discuss redistricting

COLUMBIA – Richland County Council members gave unanimous initial approval of proposed re–drawn district maps Dec. 16, and Blythewood’s three council representatives – Derrek Pugh (Dist. 2), Gretchen Barron (Dist. 7) and Jesica Mackey (Dist. 9) are holding a special meeting for Blythewood area residents to see those draft maps up close and ask questions […]

Town Hall set to address proposed rezoning on Killian Road

COLUMBIA – A town hall meeting is set for Thursday, Jan. 6 to discuss a map amendment request on Killian Road. The request seeks to rezone a 32-acre parcel in the 100 block of Killian Road from a rural district (RU) to a general commercial district (GC). Residents in nearby communities are encouraged to attend […]

Public opinion

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood 29016 residents had the opportunity to have input into recently updated county land development rules with county staff last month at the Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater in Doko Meadows Park. The input session was organized by County Councilman Derrek Pugh, Dist. 2, left. Blythewood Planning Commission Chairman Rich McKenrick, second from left, was […]

County seeks input at Sept. 2 BW meeting

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood 29016 residents will have the opportunity to have input into recently updated county land development rules with county staff on Thursday, Sept. 2 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater in Doko Meadows Park, 100 Alvina Hagood Circle in Blythewood. The meeting, hosted by Richland County Council member Derek […]

Public can view final Richland County budget meeting June 3

COLUMBIA – Richland County residents have a second opportunity to view the county’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The County will hold a virtual public hearing on the budget at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 3. The meeting will stream live on the county’s YouTube page and on the county website. County Council uses the […]

Roundabout or a 4-way stop?

Public Input sought May 26 at The Manor BLYTHEWOOD – As part of the Richland County Transportation Penny Tax program, the town is in line to have Creech Road extended from Blythewood Road down to Main Street (Highway 21/Wilson Boulevard) as well as the construction of either a roundabout at the intersection of McNulty Street […]

Richland County rejects Rimer Pond Rd. rezoning request

COLUMBIA – In a unanimous vote Tuesday evening, the Richland County Council rejected the zoning requested for a planned 55-home subdivision on Rimer Pond Road. The vote came after numerous citizens expressed their frustration with the traffic and pace of development along Rimer Pond, which connects Wilson Boulevard in Blythewood to Hardscrabble Road and is […]

Pugh to host COVID-19 testing & mask giveaway

COLUMBIA –Derrek Pugh, Blythewood’s District 2 Richland County Councilman, is holding a testing and mask giveaway events as part of the county’s continuing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Residents can receive a COVID-19 test and face coverings will be available first come, first serve at the free drive-thru events which will be held […]

Blythewood’s RC council reps sworn into office

COLUMBIA – Richland County Council kicked off a new term Tuesday with the swearing in of five new members, three of whom represent parts of Blythewood 29016. All won election in November and the three representing Blythewood were well supported by Blythewood voters. Blythewoodian Derrek Pugh took longtime councilwoman Joyce Dickerson’s District 2 seat to […]

RC councilwoman indicted on 24 counts

COLUMBIA – Richland County Councilwoman Dalhi Myers has been indicted by a grand jury on 24 charges that include embezzlement, writing a fraudulent check, spending campaign funds for personal use and misconduct in office. Myers, a Columbia attorney, allegedly charged items for personal use on her county issued charge card. If convicted on all charges, […]