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High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

Cheraw football stadium. Photo from Cheraw asst. football coach Twitter account. Finally, back to football. After Hurricane Florence made its way to the coast and into the Carolinas, high school football obviously became an afterthought. But now, the state moves on and resumes play. With the ruling earlier this week from the South Carolina High School League to extend the…

Kershaw County man dies in weather-related collision

I-20 file photo The S.C. Highway Patrol reported a man was killed on Interstate 20 in Kershaw County, Sunday. Kershaw County Coroner David West said the county’s 911 center received a call around 7:27 a.m. reporting an accident. At the scene, responders found that a pickup truck had hit a bridge piling near mile marker 106. West identified the driver…

Shoppers nab 50 miles of bargains in Big Grab Yard Sale

Big Grab 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Big Grab 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Big Grab 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Big Grab 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Big Grab 5 Show Caption Hide Caption Big Grab 6 Show Caption Hide Caption Jeanne Reynolds photos Thousands of bargain hunters thronged the roads between Blythewood, Ridgeway and Winnsboro Friday and Saturday…

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos IRMO 28 BROOKLAND-CAYCE 14 After getting shut out by Dutch Fork a week prior, the Irmo Yellow Jackets bounced back with a win over B-C. What really jumped out to me in this game was Omarion Dolleson, who starts at receiver for Irmo, actually played some running back Friday. Kendrell Flowers is apparently still nursing an ankle sprain….

Crickentree homeowners meet to fight rezoning

Jeanne Reynolds photo About 70 residents of the Crickentree neighborhood packed Doko Manor in Blythewood Wednesday evening to hear plans to fight a rezoning proposal that could result in homes built in the middle of golf course property. Concerned Citizens of Crickentree organized recently to lead an effort to maintain the area’s current Traditional Recreational Open Space zoning. TROS zoning…

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

Sword & Saber trophy. Photos by GoFlashWin and Jack Crayne photography. SPRING VALLEY (1-1) vs RICHLAND NORTHEAST (1-1) One of the more underrated and long going rivalries in the Midlands, these two schools have met every year dating back to 1978. The last win for the Cavs in the series came when they won back to back meetings in 2010-2011….

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Lexington sophomore Cal Herndon. Photos by GoFlashWin and Jack Crayne Photography. LEXINGTON 21 GILBERT 14 The Wildcat defense is for real. On paper, this team has contained some really talented offenses the last three weeks. I am so impressed by what I have read and heard about Lexington. One had to think this Wildcat D would be tested against a…

Independent workers share space, expenses in Blythewood CoWork Center

Mike Arndt, CoWork Center client. Jeanne Reynolds photos. Blythewood has hopped on the latest trend in the office space industry: coworking. Coworking spaces provide independent workers a professional business setting on a pay-as-you-go basis. It’s the fastest-growing segment of the office space industry, according to the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce, which operates the CoWork Center at 428 McNulty Street in…

High school football week 2 preview, by Tyler Cupp

Photos by GoFlashWin and Jack Crayne photography. CHAPIN AT LUGOFF-ELGIN Last meeting: Chapin won 24-21 in 2009. Eagles lead the all-time series 14-4 Two young teams battle it out trying to find their footing. Both LE and Chapin have young, but talented offensive lines. The Demons are looking for more positive plays on both sides of the ball after falling…

The Honor Project’s WildMayhem Golf Tournament to support two local charities

Two Midlands charities are each about to receive a monetary gift to help better their organizations. The Honor Project, founded in 2015, was created for the purpose of making grants to charities, in order to improve communities and empower citizens. Their fourth annual WildMayhem Golf Tournament is taking place September 6, and is one of the largest yearly fundraisers the…

Week 1 recap, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos. DUTCH FORK-63 SPRING VALLEY-0 The Silver Foxes are for real. An absolute statement was made Friday in Ballentine. In case their was any doubt, the two-time defending 5A state champions slaughtered the Vikings Friday. Spring Valley is not a bad football team but this might just be proof of how good Dutch Fork is compared to the rest…

Rivalries highlight week 1 preview, by Tyler Cupp

Small town and cross county rivals headline our previews this week. From across the river, highway, or county, these schools are playing for a whole community. Bragging rights are on the line this Friday. Justin Gentry is entering his ninth season for the Chapin Eagles. He has won 57 games, so far, during his time as coach. GoFlashWin photos. Chapin…

“Sweet” Blythewood business leaders meet and greet over ice cream

Sweet Pea’s owners Susan DeMarco, Jamie Harkness Show Caption Hide Caption Blythewood After Five registration Show Caption Hide Caption Inside Sweet Pea’s Show Caption Hide Caption Inside Sweet Pea’s. Jeanne Reynolds photos. With one hand holding a plate of sweet treats and the other ready for shaking, 40 to 50 area business leaders crowded Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream Parlor at…

Blythewood couple share “first fruits” with community

Tori & Shane Veldhuizen 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Pandora striped rose eggplants Show Caption Hide Caption Flowers Show Caption Hide Caption Tori and Shane Veldhuizen 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Mixed eggplants Show Caption Hide Caption First Fruits Farm Show Caption Hide Caption Tomatoes Show Caption Hide Caption First Fruits Farm. Jeanne Reynolds photos. By Jeanne Reynonlds Tori and…

Palmetto Pediatric Clinic to open in Blythewood

Palmetto Pediatrics photo from Facebook page. By Jeanne Reynolds Palmetto Pediatric & Adolescent Clinic plans to open a new facility in Blythewood by January. The town’s Board of Architectural Review has given conditional approval on plans for the building at 121 Blythewood Road. Architects, town staff, and the BAR’s chair or co-chair must still finish and approve final details of…

Blythewood man ready to tackle 500-mile hike in Spain

Lane training for his hike. Jeanne Reynolds photo. By Jeanne Reynolds Larry Lane is getting ready to celebrate his newly minted master’s degree with a trip to Europe. But don’t expect to find the Blythewood resident sightseeing in major cities, sipping lattes in quaint cafes or relaxing on the Riviera. Instead, he’s marking the milestone with a 500-mile hike. “I’ve…

Pre-season high school football preview part 1, by Tyler Cupp

Tyler Cupp has contributed to ESPN radio and multiple other stations in Columbia covering High School and state sports in SC.Since 2007. Tyler has covered State Championships and Tournaments in SC for wrestling, baseball, basketball, softball, and football. He is the play by play voice of the Lugoff-Elgin Demons for WPUB radio out of Kershaw County. Storylines and Season Preview…

DMV unveils driving program to help parents teach teens how to drive

RoadReady app example Show Caption Hide Caption DMV program Show Caption Hide Caption   The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles unveiled a guide Wednesday morning for parents and guardians who are teaching their children how to drive. The Parents’ Supervised Driving Program (PSDP), introduces new drivers to weekly lessons behind the wheel as they prepare for their driving test,…

Summer Jam concert Friday to benefit programs for veterans with PTSD

Military supporters and all Midlands residents who enjoy live music are encouraged to attend the Big Red Barn Retreat’s Summer Jam, this Friday evening at DOKO Meadows Park in Blythewood. The benefit will be raising money for the Big Red Barn retreat, which provides free therapeutic services to veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other combat-related stresses. Veterans…