Drapery shop opens in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – There’s a new shop in downtown Winnsboro. It’s called Drapescapes Window Fashions and is owned and operated by Winnsboro resident Diana Smoot. Whether a home has high ceilings, large windows or an open concept, Smoot offers custom window covering choices to minimize problem areas or to enhance an already desirable setting – and […]

Maui Jim is here!

BLYTHEWOOD – Dr. Sarah Beaver, above, and Blythewood Eye Care invited the community to a cocktail hour on Nov. 8 for a frame show featuring Zen Barcelona and Maui Jim eyeglass frames (exclusive to the Blythewood office.) The event included prize drawings and discounts on purchases. The office is located at 204 Langford Road in […]

Drive-thru cashier is “Lovin’ it” at McDonalds

BLYTHEWOOD – Many employable people are choosing not to go to work these days, but not so for a recent drive-thru hire at Blythewood’s McDonalds restaurant located on McNulty Road, next to the I-77. Patrick Canzater, 25, who was hired last spring, takes his job seriously. He comes to work at 5:30 in the morning, […]

Dominion donates $10,000 to FCCOA for generator

WINNSBORO – Hurricane season can bring the kind of bad weather that prevents the Fairfield County Council on Aging (FCCOA) from being able to prepare food that it delivers to the elderly population in Fairfield County. FCCOA sought funding to support the purchase of a generator system that will enable the kitchen to continue running […]

His & Her’s Discount Store opens in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – Rachael Boyd-Bell has returned to Fairfield County after 30 years, and she and her husband, Tyrone, have opened His & Her’s Discount Store in downtown Winnsboro.  Although this is her first adventure in retail, Rachael comes from a long line of local entrepreneurs.  “My grandmother started out selling boiled peanuts for 50 cents […]

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 […]