Wess – The Next ‘Voice’?

Blythewood resident Camm Wess advanced to the finals round of NBC’s The Voice on Tuesday.   Wess, who originally was on Team Legend, was stolen by Coach Kelly Charkson, but ended up back on John Legend’s team. Wess secured his spot in the finale with his own rendition of Kacey Musgraves’ “Rainbow.” Wess will compete against […]

Blythewood man wows coaches on NBC’s ‘Voice’

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood resident Camm Wess, 22, ‘Earned It’ Monday night as he wowed the contest coaches and audience on the NBC TV show, “The Voice.” Both John Legend and Blake Shelton were so impressed with his performance of ‘Earned It’ by The Weeknd that they each offered him a spot on their teams. “I […]

Fancy Twist on Classic Mac ‘n Cheese

Thank you Thomas Jefferson for your amazing contributions to these United States of America. You gave us the dumbwaiters, the hideaway bed, the pedometer, the revolving bookstand, the Declaration of Independence (eternal thanks and admiration for this little gem) and last but not least, macaroni and cheese. Rumor has it that Jefferson actually served macaroni […]

Reunion Honors Family History

BLAIR (Sept. 9, 2016) – In 1886, Bun and Nancy Thompson married and started a life together in Blair. Last week, more than 100 descendants of the couple’s 12 children gathered together in Blair for the first ever Bun and Nancy Thompson Family Reunion. Thompson and his wife were hard working and cared for the community, […]

Zoning Protest

LETTER TO THE EDITOR – In an Aug. 11 Ridgeway Town Council meeting, Council refused to recognize a petition signed by 50 citizens declaring their opposition to Russ Brown’s rezoning request. Council’s deliberate disregard of the signatures of these citizens was enough to force three property owners on Hwy. 34 in Ridgeway to continue their fight against the […]

Council OK’s Utilities Bond

WINNSBORO (Sept. 8, 2016) – Town Council gave final reading Tuesday night on an ordinance that will allow the Town to borrow up to $6 million to make improvements to their utility system. According to the ordinance, the funds will provide for the rehabilitation of Winnsboro’s wastewater treatment plant and related sewer improvements; construction, replacement and […]

Shell Building Becoming Reality

BLYTHEWOOD (Sept. 8, 2016) – After several stops and starts and adjustments to the overall plan, Blythewood’s spec building on the grounds of Doko Meadows Park is at last on its way to becoming a reality. “It’s for real this time,” Ed Parler, the Town’s Economic Development consultant, told The Voice last week, just days after […]

Fighting for Green Space

Cobblestone Residents Look to P.C. for Help BLYTHEWOOD (Sept. 8, 2016) – After discovering in July that Cobblestone Park developer D.R. Horton is planning to build six new roads and 74 more homes in what residents thought would remain green space around their homes in the Primrose section of Cobblestone, Lenora Zedosky and about 30 of […]

Dunk Gets National Attention

BLYTHEWOOD (Sept. 1, 2016) – Air Jordan? Meet Heir Jordyn. There are dunks. And then there are DUNKS. And the following dunk — at the hands of a high schooler, no less — might just be your new favorite poster. In a display of athleticism that would humble the likes MJ and Vince Carter, Blythewood High […]

Change is Good

Some rather ambitious changes are afoot here at your local community newspaper, not the least of which is this, our first weekly edition. As Blythewood grows, so grows The Independent Voice, and we are delighted to have our readers and advertisers along with us for the ride as we expand our coverage area to include […]