Sallie Sharpe wins green award

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood’s Sallie Sharpe was recently presented with the 2022 Green Business Award by the Environmental Education Association of South Carolina. Board member Jane Hiller presented the award to Sharpe at her shop, Sal’s Ol’ Timey Feed and Seed at 113 Hilltop Drive in Columbia. Sharpe is a seventh-generation homesteader who pours her gardening […]

Vanessa English bringing vineyard and winery to Blythewood countryside

BLYTHEWOOD – Vanessa English’s dream of planting a vineyard in Blythewood has been 10 years in the making, for an unusual reason: She was waiting on science. A decade is about how long it has taken researchers at the University of California, Davis to develop a traditional wine grape that could be grown successfully in […]

Maggie’s Floral now open in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – When Wanda Young decided to open a flower shop recently in downtown Winnsboro, she named it Maggie’s Floral after her mother, Maggie Hall, who passed away in 2017. Young said she’s always wanted to carry on the tradition of her mother’s passion for beautiful flowers. “My mother loved flowers and always had gardens […]

Enjoy Bessie’s Bites at Food Truck Friday

COLUMBIA – The City of Columbia extended their Food Truck Friday summer initiative into July. New food vendors and the food trucks will operate in the REI Co-op parking lot at the corner of Bull Street and Colonial (2300 Bull Street). “Food Truck Fridays was started to showcase some of the great businesses and great […]

The Arden is accepting applications

BLYTHEWOOD – The new Arden apartments next to the IGA are open and taking applications. The apartments are exclusively for residents 55 years of age and up. Applications are available outside the entrance to the apartments or can be requested by emailing [email protected] or calling 803-291-0387. The Arden is located at 121 Creech Road, Blythewood […]

Tiffany’s Diner opens at Grand Central

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Tiffany Craig has made a round trip.  She started out in 1998 working at Grand Central restaurant at 11198 St Hwy 200 in Winnsboro.  She left to open her own very popular Tiffany’s Diner on Chester Avenue in Great Falls.  Now, after 24 successful years in her Great Falls location, she is […]

Bessie’s ‘Bites’ truck opens June 5

BLYTHEWOOD – If you’re gotten into the habit of picking up a sweet snack at Bessie’s Sweet Delights at the Blythewood Farmer’s Market on Wednesday afternoons, you’ll be glad to know that owner VonGretchen Donawald and her husband Tyrus have expanded their menu, hours and location to include Soul Food Sunday dinners from their new […]

Spring Fling at Store34

Store34 was packed last Saturday as shoppers browsed the line of vendors at the store’s second annual Spring Fling. Pictured below, Fresh Picked Band, from left, Jeff Mattox, Heyward Mattox, Lynn Douglass and Natalie Pope.

Coop drive-thru election May 16-20

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Electric Coop’s drive-thru Annual Meeting & Trustee Election will be May 16 – 20. To register, bring the Official 2022 Annual Meeting registration form and a photo ID to a registration site. Five seats are open: Districts 1, 2, 3, 9 and one At-Large District. Members in those districts will vote for […]

Your meal will be cooked from scratch at Millie’s in Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY – Ring the cow bell outside the service window to either order food or pick up an order from Millie’s country food restaurant in Ridgeway. And what she hands through the outdoor pass-through window to the customer will not be made from frozen beef patties, or chicken cooked in the morning and set under […]