Fairfield County lands Oldcastle APG

$25M+ Investment Will Create Almost 100 Jobs COLUMBIA – Oldcastle APG, a global leading provider of outdoor living and building materials, announced on Thursday plans to establish operations in Fairfield County. The company’s more than $25 million investment will create approximately 100 new jobs. Located at 355 Commerce Boulevard in Ridgeway, S.C., Oldcastle APG’s new […]

Gov. McMaster in Blythewood to issue manufacturing week proclamation

BLYTHEWOOD – Representing Blythewood Mayor Bryan Franklin, Town Councilmen Donald Brock and Sloan Jarvis Griffin were on hand to welcome Governor Henry McMaster to town Friday to issue a proclamation In recognition of National Manufacturing Day and the importance of the manufacturing industry in South Carolina. The governor issued the proclamation during a ceremony at […]

County, town fund e-commerce websites

Sites To Benefit Fairfield Businesses WINNSBORO – The County and Town governments are looking to fund e-commerce sites for the county’s businesses as a way to help them survive the restrictions ordered during the Time of Corona. In a presentation Monday night during the County Council meeting, County Administrator Jason Taylor said the two governments […]

Town offering grants to improve storefronts

WINNSBORO – For the third year in a row, the Town of Winnsboro is offering façade grants to businesses to improve store fronts in the town. Town Council approved $3,000.00 for six $500 Façade Grants to merchants located on Congress Street in downtown Winnsboro. “The idea behind the grants is to improve the street-facing fronts […]

Winnsboro boutique takes it on the road

WINNSBORO – Jerrica Beam, the owner of one of Winnsboro’s new crop of fashionable boutiques – To Be Stitched – has a new business model – she’s taking her shop on the road, literally. Beam recently purchased an RV, and with the help of her family, converted it into a mobile extension of her shop […]

Thrift store interrupted

WINNSBORO – “I just love to shop garage sales and estate sales. Every time I go out, I buy stuff. I can’t help it,” said Mary Melton, one of the owners of a new Winnsboro thrift shop she calls Under One Roof. “I actually opened the shop in 2015, but things got interrupted when my […]

The American Eagle has landed in Jenkinsville

Mama’s Kitchen and More Coming to Western Fairfield JENKINSVILLE – Western Fairfield County is seeing a spark of new life breathed into an old community favorite. Businessman Shawn Singh recently purchased and renovated a destination in Jenkinsville, popular for over 40 years – a convenience store known as Glenn’s 6 to 10 and later Gill’s […]

Applications open for Senior housing in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – A new senior living apartment community in Winnsboro is expected to open around October, according to the property management company that will operate it – and applications are now being accepted for the apartments, which are income-restricted. “There’s no other housing like this new property in Winnsboro. We’ve done preservations, but there hasn’t […]

‘Sign up’ now for your own Yardy Party

BLYTHEWOOD – In a time where celebrating events with loved ones is difficult, one new local business has created a way to make those moments a little more special. Enter Yardy Party – a company that is stepping up the celebration game. From birthdays, first days of school and graduations to engagements, new homes and […]

$8.2M loans available to BW, Fairfield businesses

COLUMBIA – More than $8M is available for low interest loans to assist businesses and agribusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Loans can range from $50,000 to $750,000 and are available in 29 SC counties, including Richland and Fairfield counties. Funding for the SC Business Loan Fund (SCBLF) has been provided from the U.S. Economic […]