A Little About Our Town

Blackville is located in Barnwell County, along the SC Heritage Corridor. Visitors may enjoy the Region 3 Discovery Center, with hands-on features highlighting the region's connection to the railroad and agricultural industries and giving a historical background on Bamberg, Barnwell, Orangeburg, and Aiken Counties. Driving through the rural town will take you past corn fields, pastures, and barns. Right off the main road you will find an artesian well, God's Acre Healing Springs, where locals and tourists stop to fill their water bottles. Blackville is also home to a small Mennonite community. One of the Mennonite families runs Miller's Bread Basket, a popular restaurant on Blackville's Main Street.

Mayor and Council

Michael L. Beasley

Stephen L (Steve) Jowers, Sr.

Mayor Pro Tempore


M. Ann Pernell

Kelvin Isaac

Council Member


Allen Harrison

Vivian T. Alston

Frederick B. Orr

Council Member



Miles Loadholt

Town Attorney

(803) 224-8800


The Honorable J.W. Gantt

Municipal Judge 

(803) 284-2765

Regina S. Ashba

Administrative Assistant

(803) 284-2444


Inell W. Waring

Town Clerk

(803) 284-2444


Morgan Lightsey

Utility Billing Clerk 

(803) 284-2444


Earthel Walker

Water Department Supervisor

(803) 284-2444


John Holston

Chief of Police

(803) 284-3444


James Haskins

Fire Chief 

(803) 284-2444


Beverly Woods

Police Clerk

(803) 284-3444


Marion Clark

Planning Commissioner

(803) 284-2444


Earl Nix

Blackville Recreation

(803) 671-6952