Richland County Council candidates have their say

Incumbent Joyce Dickerson I want the voters to know that I am deeply concerned about the effects the COVID-19 Pandemic is having on people around the world. My heartfelt condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones many without having an opportunity to be by their sides to give them a hug; hold […]

BW reps on County Council face challengers

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood’s three representatives on Richland County Council, Joyce Dickerson (Dist.2), Gwendolyn Davis Kennedy (Dist. 7) and Chip Jackson (Dist. 9), will face challengers in the Democratic primary on June 9. Dickerson, Kennedy and Jackson each represent a different section of Blythewood 29016. Filing closed Monday. Dickerson, who is seeking her fifth term on […]

BW’s Rega to file for Calvin ‘Chip’ Jackson’s seat on Richland County Council

BLYTHEWOOD – Windermere resident Jerry Rega has announced he will file for County Council, District 9 seat, which is currently occupied by Calvin ‘Chip’ Jackson. The district encompasses parts of Longcreek Plantation, Lake Carolina, Pontiac, Bookman, Wildewood and other nearby neighborhoods.  “Over the past few years we’ve seen a county council that too often does […]

Council approves industrial park 5-0

BLYTHEWOOD – After much discussion among town and county officials, the five members of the Blythewood Town Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve zoning for the remainder of a 1,300-acre site that Richland County plans to turn into an industrial park. The project site, located just west of Interstate 77 with access points in the […]

RCPC OKs industrial zoning in 29016

COLUMBIA – Richland County Planning Commissioners voted unanimously Monday afternoon to recommend that Richland County Council approve the rezoning of 483.55 acres of property adjacent to the Town of Blythewood – 456.01 of those acres would be zoned Light Industrial (LI) and 27.54 acres would be zoned General Commercial (GC). The two parcels lie in […]

County industrial property to go to RCPC

BLYTHEWOOD – Of the 1,300 acres that Richland County hopes to purchase and have rezoned for a Blythewood Industrial Park, almost 500 acres (two parcels) are in the county, not the Town of Blythewood, and the county will have jurisdiction over their re-zoning. The two parcels, located along Blythewood Road, west of Fairfield Electric Cooperative’s […]

Council OKs first vote for industrial zoning

County: Rezoning Must be Finalized by Late September BLYTHEWOOD – Richland County made another appeal to Town Council Monday night, the strongest yet, to approve the rezoning of 162 acres west of I-77 for industrial use. That effort was met by strong opposition from a room full of citizens and a couple of council members. […]

County Council casts second vote approving rezoning of golf course

COLUMBIA – On Tuesday night, Richland County Council cast a second vote in as many weeks in favor of a rezoning that could turn a former golf course bordering Crickentree neighborhood into hundreds of homes. A third vote, to be taken Sept. 17, will be the final say on the issue. The 9-1-1 vote came […]

Dickerson led 7-3 vote to rezone golf course for homes

More Than 120 Crickentree Residents Attended to Oppose Rezoning COLUMBIA – Richland County Council dimmed the hopes of more than 120 Crickentree residents who were in attendance at a public hearing Tuesday night, that council would save their quiet, treed, large-acre neighborhood from hundreds of homes being built on a former golf course along the […]

RC Council to vote on golf course zoning

BLYTHEWOOD – Tuesday night’s Richland County Council meeting could be a turning point for the residents of Crickentree concerning a rezoning request they oppose for the 183-acre golf course property that adjoins their neighborhood. The meeting will include a public hearing on the issue and the first of three votes to deny or approve a […]