Burger King opening in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – A new Burger King is going up in Winnsboro and is expected to be open around Oct. 5. Located on the Bypass adjacent to KJ’s Food Mart, the 3,200 square-foot fast food restaurant will be the chain’s prototype store with a double drive-thru, according to Ben Wasser, Chief Operating Officer of Carolina Franchise […]

The deed is done – Doko Depot is sold!

BLYTHEWOOD – Approximately seven years after council voted in August, 2012, to pursue an economic development project that was characterized as the site where a replica of the town’s original train depot would be built, it appears that the disposition of that replica, the Doko Depot spec building, which sits across from Town Hall, has […]

New Owners – New Club: Introducing the Blythewood Country Club

BLYTHEWOOD – The new Blythewood Country Club open house on Friday welcomed an outdoor patio full of guests to the new look of the former Windermere Club. Fred Layman, the club’s manager, introduced Jorge Martinez, the president and Principle Partner, COO David Biscan and other principles of the new venture. Guests enjoyed live music and […]

Cutting the Ribbon

BLYTHEWOOD – Mayor J. Michael Ross, center assisted by Theresa and Rich McKendrick cut the ribbon Friday for their new consignment shop, 212 Main Consignment, in Blythewood. Holding the ribbon at left is the co-owner of the building, Duane Walker. At right is Kristen Bennini, former owner of Bits & Pieces at the same location. […]

Barn Express reopens Thursday, Aug. 1

WINNSBORO – Answering the prayers lifted up by many folks in Fairfield County the last two months, Jennifer Boone has re-opened the popular Barn Express. It opened Thursday morning at 10 a.m. It’s going to be the same, but different, the longtime co-owner of the restaurant told The Voice earlier in the week. “It will […]

Sandwich boards OK; feather flags not

BLYTHEWOOD – After passing an amendment on first reading, June 24, to the town’s sign ordinance to allow sandwich board signs and eliminate feather signs in the town limits, council further tweaked sign regulations before passing second and final reading 5-0 on Monday evening. Town Administrator Brian Cook added a definition for sandwich board signs […]

Council leases former fire station for Ridgeway retail

RIDGEWAY – Continuing concerns about how Ridgeway’s new water tower turned out, prompted an executive session at the beginning of the Town Council meeting Thursday evening. ‘Contractual Matter regarding Civil Engineering of Columbia (CEC),’ was the stated reason on the agenda for the executive session. Following the session, Councilman Rufus Jones made a motion to […]

Doko Depot almost there

BLYTHEWOOD – Four years and many meetings later, Doko Depot is on the cusp of being finished, purchased and open for business by sometime in September or October, according to Chris Hill of Hill Construction LLC. Representing Don and Sarah Russo of Freeway Music who are purchasing the building, Hill appeared before the Board of […]

New is Better!

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Chamber of Commerce and Mayor J. Michael Ross cut the ribbon Wednesday morning for Food Lion’s grand re-opening. Store manager Stephanie Hartford welcomed the community and handed out $10 gift cards to customers. The store boasts new checkout stands, more fresh produce, a wing bar and hand battered chicken in the […]

Perfect Score for Restaurant Next Door

WINNSBORO – If the owners of downtown Winnsboro’s newest restaurant, RND (Restaurant Next Door) look happy, it may be because they received the distinction last week of receiving a score of 100 when DHEC dropped by for an unannounced inspection of the restaurant’s kitchen. RND opened June 16. Owners are Shaun (center) and Crystal (right) […]