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 […]

This ain’t no museum, y’all. This junk’s for sale!

BLAIR – As Catherine and Ed Asger approached retirement – him, after 43 years as a sales rep and her, after 25 years teaching – they dreamed of returning to Catherine’s family’s roots in Blair in western Fairfield County and opening an antique shop like the one Catherine’s mom operated there years before. Store 34, […]

Fairfield Electric to hold virtual meeting

Annual Meeting To Include Drive-Thru Registration & Voting BLYTHEWOOD – The Board of Trustees of Fairfield Electric Cooperative has rescheduled the Annual Meeting of Members for August 28 due to COVID-19. The meeting will be significantly different this year. Due to safety concerns with Covid-19, coming together as a large group would bring great risk.  […]

White Oak Conference Center for sale

WHITE OAK – The sprawling White Oak Conference Center is on the block after closing its doors Tuesday. “In anticipation of selling it, we will keep a skeleton crew on site to be sure the grounds and facilities stay in good shape,” Chief Administrative Officer Scott Lee said last week. “We have three interested parties […]