Blythewood town council passes face mask ordinance

The 60-day ordinance goes into effect Monday, July 13, at 6 a.m. BLYTHEWOOD – In a special called town council meeting Friday evening, July 10, council voted 4 – 0 to pass an emergency ordinance requiring the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Councilman Larry Griffin was not in attendance. The […]

Will paint cover Billy Bob and Charlene?

WINNSBORO – The saga of Billy Bob and Charlene emblazoned in John Deere green on the Blythewood water tower is about to be toast. After Blythewood town council voted, albeit reluctantly, at its May 26 meeting to ask the Town of Winnsboro to paint over what both the Blythewood and Winnsboro mayors called Billy Bob […]

Revenue down, events uncertain

Council Members Disagree On Funding Events BLYTHEWOOD – As Blythewood works through its budget process for the 2020/21 fiscal year, the funding of events became a point of contention at the May 26 town council meeting, which was held via Zoom. With all the disruptions caused by COVID-19, two things were made clear: hospitality tax […]

What a Clerk!

BLYTHEWOOD – During the 51st Annual Professional Municipal Clerks Week celebrated May 3 – 8, Blythewood Mayor Bryan Franklin presented a bouquet of flowers and a card to Blythewood’s town clerk, Melissa Cowan, on Friday. Franklin said his presentation was on behalf of all the Blythewood town council members. “Melissa is an excellent municipal clerk […]

Notice of Public Meeting: Proposed Water Franchise

Candidate Forum: Oct. 24

Fireworks set for July 3

BLYTHEWOOD – The Town of Blythewood will host its fifth annual July Fireworks bash on Wednesday, July 3 from 4 – 11 p.m. with music, food and a park full of thousands of fireworks fans from Blythewood, Fairfield and beyond. The Fireworks, Food and Music event will feature about 25 food vendors, five on-stage music […]

Town Hall to be hub for census hirings

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Town Hall has been named one of several hubs to host hiring events for almost 6,000 people from across Richland, Lexington and Kershaw Counties. The first phase of hiring, according to the Census Bureau, started on June 10, and training will begin in late July. These 6,000 positions will be for […]

Bravo! Blythewood Music Fest

BLYTHEWOOD – The annual Relay for Life added to the festivities during Bravo! Blythewood’s music fest last weekend. The event, a fundraiser for Bravo! Blythewood, was sponsored by the Town of Blythewood through Accommodation Tax funding. The relay walkers circled through the park as the band played on. Students from Blythewood and Westwood High Schools […]

Chamber finances still in question

Parler: There Was No Audit, Just a Review of Financial Statements BLYTHEWOOD – Former Blythewood Town Councilman Tom Utroska picked a scab at the Council retreat on Saturday when he suggested Council has never resolved its questionable financial relationship with the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce. “I continue to harp on the Town’s fiduciary responsibility […]