Agreement terminated for Prisma to acquire KershawHealth & Providence

GREENVILLE, SC and BRENTWOOD, TN – Prisma Health and LifePoint Health announced on Monday that they have terminated the agreement for Prisma Health–Midlands to acquire Providence Health and Providence Health Northeast in Columbia, SC; KershawHealth in Camden, SC; and a freestanding emergency room in Fairfield County. In a statement issued by Prisma, they entered into […]

Pharmacy-Lite focusing on long term

WINNSBORO – With the new Pharmacy-Lite Packaging plant now officially up and running in the renovated former Walmart building in Winnsboro, President and owner Jack Brennan says he’s glad to feel welcome in South Carolina. “One lady that I was talking to an hour before the [ribbon-cutting] ceremony called me over and said, ‘I want […]

As mattress sales soar, MLily boosts hiring

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County recently celebrated the receipt of its first annual tax payment from mattress manufacturer MLILY – an amount just shy of half a million dollars – with a ceremony recognizing the positive impact the company has had since its arrival. “They have invested significantly in this community,” Fairfield County Economic Development Director […]

Old fire hall becoming new restaurant

RIDGEWAY – This spring, the old fire hall in downtown Ridgeway will open as the new location of Sarah-N-Geo’s, says Sarah Pierce, who owns the local pizza restaurant with her husband, George. The sit-down dining location – which she envisions eventually developing into a place with live music and a large deck with outdoor seating […]

Business is booming for two BHS students

BLYTHEWOOD – While the Time of Corona continues to visit devastation on businesses and jobs across the country, two Blythewood High School students not only started their own small business two months into the pandemic, but it has been so successful that they’re talking expansion. When Richland School District Two initiated school-from-home a year ago, […]

Savvy Nail Bar brings real polish to town

WINNSBORO – A new nail salon opened its door in downtown Winnsboro on Saturday, but the Savvy Nail Bar isn’t just another nail salon.  “We don’t just offer manicures,” owner Savanna Walker said of her salon located at 110-1/2 N. Congress Street – formerly Gary’s barbershop. “We offer an experience, a vibe of the client’s […]

Business license dates to change

BLYTHEWOOD – Council voted Monday night to pass the first of two readings required to amend the town’s business license ordinance. The amendment, if passed on the second reading, would change the expiration date for the current 2021 business license from Dec. 30, 2021 to April 30, 2022.  The payment is still due on April […]

Food Lion opens in former Bi-Lo store

WINNSBORO – A new Food Lion opened in Winnsboro Wednesday morning in the former Bi-Lo store on the Bypass where Highway 34 intersects with Highway 321. After a brief early morning ribbon cutting and soft opening, shoppers began checking out the store’s offerings.  “I’m super excited to open this new location in the Fairfield community,” […]

Making Changes

WINNSBORO – In anticipation of its grand opening on Wednesday, Feb. 24, Food Lion has been steadily updating the outside and inside of the former Bi-Lo store. Food Lion held a hiring event on Feb. 17.

Going Up

BLYTHEWOOD – Grading has begun on construction of the Arden Place Apartments next to the IGA shopping plaza in Blythewood. The 48 residential unit building is expected to be completed in the fall, with leasing to begin before the end of the year.