Blythewood

Woman dies in Kershaw County house fire

Kershaw County 911 received a call at 6:10 p.m. on Thursday in reference to a house fire on Thoroughfare Branch Rd in the Cassatt area, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West. When Kershaw County Fire Service arrived on the scene the house was just about fully involved. First responders were told that the woman who lived there was still…

High school football week 3 recap, by Tyler Cupp

Jack Crayne photography. RIVER BLUFF 36 LUGOFF-ELGIN 19 Braden Walker had 198 yards and a couple of touchdowns as the Gators pulled away late from the Demons. The game was fairly close until midway through the third when River Bluff put together some big plays in both the passing and running game. Jackson Stone had only 240 yards through three…

Blythewood High School announces inaugural hall of fame class

In a press release Monday, Blythewood High School announced their inaugural induction class. Starting varsity athletics in 2006, the Bengals have had some impressive names come through in some 14 years. The first Bengals inductees will be Nicole Durig, Grayson Greiner, Coach Vince Lowry, Richard Mounce, and Coach Jeff Scott. Nicole Durig (Quinlan) She was a volleyball and track star…

Entries open for second Doko Film Fest

Photo from Doko Film Fest Facebook page. Entries are now open for the second Doko Film Fest for high school aged filmmakers from South Carolina and beyond. Students ages 14 to 18 can submit two-minute to 10-minute productions in short story, documentary, music video, comedy, animation or pocket studio categories. Pocket studio entries must be shot and edited entirely on…

Shoppers seek 50 miles of finds in Big Grab Yard Sale

Taco vendor Show Caption Hide Caption Antique household tools Show Caption Hide Caption T-rex scuplture Show Caption Hide Caption Farm implements Show Caption Hide Caption Shoppers outside Blythewood Consignment Show Caption Hide Caption Birdhouse craftsman Brian Baldwin Show Caption Hide Caption Vendors on Blythewood Road Show Caption Hide Caption Shopper Jim Forester Show Caption Hide Caption The storm clouds rolled…

High School football recap – By Tyler Cupp

Foorball Show Caption Hide Caption Football 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Football 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Football 4 Show Caption Hide Caption Football 5 Show Caption Hide Caption Football 6 Show Caption Hide Caption Football 7 Show Caption Hide Caption thumbnail Show Caption Hide Caption GoFlashWin.com photos CAMDEN 41 HARTSVILLE 27 What a win for Camden. The Bulldogs got…

Eight candidates file for Blythewood office

Malcolm Gordge Show Caption Hide Caption Bryan Franklin Show Caption Hide Caption Sloan Griffin III Show Caption Hide Caption Eddie Baughman Show Caption Hide Caption Keith Bailey Show Caption Hide Caption Donald Brock Show Caption Hide Caption Photos obtained from Town of Blythewood website. Three men will vie for mayor and five others will face off for two council seats…

Recap features bounce-back victories for local high school football teams

Jack Crayne Photography. CAMDEN 33 LUGOFF-ELGIN 20 The 40th edition of the Wateree River rivalry went to the Bulldogs of Camden. It was their second straight win in the series and 32nd overall. The Bulldogs got over 170 yards rushing again from electric running back Willis Lane. But it was also a big night for sophomore Anthony Lyles who caught…

Richland County to close on land purchase for Blythewood Business Park by Nov. 1

Blythewood Business Park master plan from county’s website (click to enlarge). Richland County will close on its $26 million purchase of more than 1,300 acres in Blythewood by Nov. 1, according to Jeff Ruble, the county’s director of economic development. The county recently announced the purchase of land to develop into the Blythewood Business Park off Interstate 77. “The property…

High school football week 0 games to watch, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photo. MALLARD CREEK(NC) VS DUTCH FORK Two games in the palmetto state are getting national coverage and attention. As part of ESPN’s Geico High School Kickoff, a number of games will be televised with two of them right here in South Carolina. It’s the first time since 2014 that teams from SC have been on ESPN and the first…

High school football storylines to watch, by Tyler Cupp

Silver foxes looking to four-peat as state champs. GoFlashWin photos. Can Dutch Fork continue their dominance? The short answer is yes. They absolutely can. However, only five schools in South Carolina football history have pulled off the four-peat. A lot of folks, including myself, looked at last year as a major win for Dutch Fork considering that the big time…

Small businesses learn to boom at northeast chamber event

1/4Northeast Connection meeting at Converspace Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Small business owners at Northeast Connection meeting Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Cheryl Cook, Office of Small Business Opportunity Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Cheryl Cook speaks at Northeast Connection meeting Show Caption Hide Caption Jeanne Reynolds photos. Small business owners in northeast Columbia picked up tips on how to open doors to…

New Blythewood Country Club replaces former Windemere Club, adding amenities, upgrades

Left to right: Fred Layman – General Manager Blythewood Country Club; Jorge Martinez – President L&J Acquisitions, Principal Partner Blythewood Country Club; David Biscan – COO L&J Acquisitions, Regional Director Golf Operations. Photo provided. The Windermere Club in Blythewood is undergoing significant changes. So significant, in fact, that it is not even called ‘The Windermere Club’ anymore. The facility is…

Bank robbery suspects shoot at, “try to kill” Richand County deputies, says Sheriff Leon lott

RCSD Show Caption Hide Caption RCSD Show Caption Hide Caption RCSD Show Caption Hide Caption Lott Press Conference Show Caption Hide Caption Lott held a press conference to talk about the incident, Thursday afternoon. Bank robbery suspects shot multiple times at Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies Thursday, according Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. “The bad guys tried to kill two of…

Blythewood area residents, law enforcement connect at National Night Out

Richland Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Capt. Harry Stubblefield and Steve Hasterok, director of the conference center and events for Doko Park Show Caption Hide Caption Longcreek residents treated to pizza Show Caption Hide Caption Officers help kids create identity kits in Longcreek Show Caption Hide Caption Doko Park attendees get close-up look at firetruck Show Caption Hide Caption Students collect free…

LuLaRoe distribution center serves East Coast from Blythewood

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20-year-old who died in motorcycle crash is identified by coroner

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died  in a motorcycle collision Wednesday. The collision occurred at approximately 4:10 p.m. at the intersection of Farrow Road and Hobart Road, Blythewood. Justin G. Stillinger, 20, of Garden Springs Road, Columbia, was the driver of the motorcycle that was headed southbound on Farrow Road. when it struck…

Fire destroys homes in the Summit Parkway area

Fire 5 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire 6 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire 7 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire 4 Show Caption Hide Caption Columbia fire crews responded to a fire, Tuesday evening, that destroyed three homes and impacted five houses The…

Summer reading takes local path in Blythewood

Where the Crawdads Sing Show Caption Hide Caption Sunset Beach Show Caption Hide Caption Queen Bee Show Caption Hide Caption Cola Daily file photo. Summer reading is a treasured tradition for many people, from beach blanket books to students’ summer vacation lists. But if you follow the venerable New York Times Bestsellers List to choose your summer reads, you probably…

Body of woman missing in Lake Wateree is found

The body of a missing woman was recovered from Lake Wateree Tuesday morning, according to Kershaw County coroner David West. Krista Lee Philemon, 22, of Monroe, North Carolina, jumped from a pontoon boat on the lake Sunday night. She did not resurface. SCDNR officers found the body at 6:41 a.m. a.m. Tuesday morning near Jutty Point. an autopsy is scheduled…

SCDNR searching Lake Wateree for a missing woman

SC DNR file photo. SC Department of Natural Resources is currently searching Lake Wateree for a missing boater. Sunday night, a woman jumped off a pontoon boat and never resurfaced. The boat, carrying several people, was drifting. Fairfield County Fire Rescue and Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office are assisting. Categories: Blythewood, Columbia, Richland County