Dist. 6’s dog is “always there for us”

BLYTHEWOOD – For local law enforcement officers, some calls are tough – and some days can seem really long. But at the Richland County Sheriff Department’s Region 6 substation in Blythewood, they know that when they return from a call, they’ll return to a happy greeting – and a wagging tail. “When we go back […]

New CAT team member

Richland County Sr. Deputy Roger Hovis of Blythewood was recently named by Sheriff Leon Lott to serve on the department’s Community Action Team (CAT). Hovis, who has been with the department for seven years, will be one of the 12 CAT team members serving seven patrol regions in the county.

Blythewood residents killed by gunfire

COLUMBIA – A Blythewood woman was one of two individuals who died about 10:30 p.m., Oct. 2 after being involved in a shooting in Columbia. Another man also from Blythewood, was found wounded in the incident according to a Richland County Sheriff deputy’s incident report. Christine Anne Hayes, 47, of Blythewood, died at the scene […]

Blythewood’s National Night Out set for Aug. 6

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood’s National Night Out event is planned for Doko Meadows on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with Amcor Rigid Packaging and the Town of Blythewood to enhance relationships between the community and law enforcement. National Night Out is a community building campaign that […]

Cobblestone thefts suspect arrested

BLYTHEWOOD – At least one suspect has been arrested in the aftermath of a string of thefts from mostly unlocked cars and the theft of two vehicles from a gated community in Blythewood last week. Elijah Ameria Worthy, 18, was arrested on Friday, June 7, on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, larceny/breaking into […]

Gunshot kills Blair native

COLUMBIA – A shooting early Sunday morning left a Fairfield Couty man dead and another man injured, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department reported. Theron Rodrequis Woodard, 26, who lived in Columbia but is a native of Blair, was identified as the man who died, according to a news release from Richland County Coroner Gary Watts. […]

R2 Schools locked down as precaution

BLYTHEWOOD – An incident that involved shots fired impacted several Richland Two schools in Blythewood on Monday after deputies began looking for a suspect in the Highlands neighborhood in Northeast Columbia. The shooting incident, which happened in the 4800 block of Hardscrabble Road, caused increased patrols in the area around Hardscrabble and prompted the Richland […]

Thefts in Blythewood increasing

BLYTHEWOOD – On the same night that a Blythewood Exxon service station on Blythewood Road was robbed at gunpoint last week (Blythewood gas station robbed at gunpoint, Sept. 27 issue of The Voice), a resident on Blythewood road reported that her 2018 Thor Freedom RV was stolen from her yard, and that thieves had also […]

Blythewood gas station robbed at gunpoint

BLYTHEWOOD – Richland County deputies are looking for four suspects who robbed a service station in Blythewood at gunpoint last week. The incident took place early Friday morning, Sept. 21, at the Exxon service station located at 230 Blythewood Road at about 12:30 a.m. Surveillance video from the station shows the four suspects enter the […]

Market Features Blythewood’s Safety Net

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Farmers Market was definitely a safe place to hang out last week.  Sheriff’s deputies accompanied by a K-9 deputy, firefighters, Emergency Service personnel, and all manner of first responders were on hand to demonstrate what they do best – save us from bad things. Shoppers were entertained not only by the […]

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