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, […]

Mackey wins RC Council Dist. 9 seat

COLUMBIA – By 46 votes, Jesica Mackey won a special Democratic primary runoff in Richland County Council’s District 9 on Tuesday, and has most likely secured the seat in the upcoming November election. There is no Republican challenger. Mackey, a public relations executive, with 631 votes (52 percent) bested Jonnieka Farr, a business analyst, with […]

Blythewood seats two representatives on Richland County Council

BLYTHEWOOD – A second Richland County Council member who represents Blythewood lost her re-election bid Tuesday night by more than 1,000 votes. Blythewood 29016 resident Gretchen Barron, with 1,726 votes (72.40 percent) handily defeated District 7 Councilwoman Gwendolyn Kennedy who had 658 votes (27.60 percent) District 9 Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson, who represented another section of […]

Derrek Pugh’s win over County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson survives recount.

COLUMBIA – A recount of the close vote between Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson and challenger Derrek Pugh was completed the Thursday after the election, and the numbers from the day of election stood – Derrek Pugh, 2708; Joyce Dickerson, 2,656. Pugh was the winner. Under South Carolina state law, a recount is automatically triggered […]

Pugh ousts Dickerson in nail biter

Kennedy, Jackson in Runoff; Dickerson Looking at Recount BLYTHEWOOD – With a razor-thin margin of 52 votes, Derrek Pugh of Blythewood ousted 12-year Richland County Council incumbent Joyce Dickerson in an upset. Dickerson told The Voice Wednesday morning that she is unsure of the numbers and plans to look into a recount of at least […]