What’s in CARES packages for local small businesses

BLYTHEWOOD/FAIRFIELD COUNTY – As many of Blythewood and Fairfield County’s small ‘non-essential’ businesses were placed under mandatory closure orders by the Governor Tuesday evening (Gov. Henry McMaster Orders Non-Essential Businesses Closed Throughout S.C.), others in town were already closed by the limitations of social distancing. The revenue is drying up quickly all down the street, […]

New Store in Town

WINNSBORO – A new gift/consignment shop, Forget-Me-Not, opened grandly with a ribbon cutting on Friday, March 13 sponsored by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. Cutting the ribbon, center, are co-owners Erin Bagwell and Deborah Rollison, assisted by Mayor Roger Gaddy. Others, from left, are Gene Stephens, Chamber President, Bob Prather, Chamber Vice Chair, and members Carolyn […]

Local small businesses face COVID-19

BLYTHEWOOD – The social restrictions that come with the Covid-19 pandemic have presented a real challenge for our local small businesses in Blythewood and Fairfield County. But they’ve also presented new opportunities that are likely to impact how these businesses operate even after it’s over. “We’re trying to be innovative and creative, and each and […]

Community & event changes in Fairfield County

Restaurants Banisters – closed temporarily; 803-635-7055 Barn Express – breakfast & lunch takeout; 803-635-4865 China Buffet – lunch & dinner takeout; 803-815-8828 China Taste – lunch & dinner takeout; 803-815-1540 Cornwallis House Tea Co. – lunch takeout; 803-815-1143 KJ’s – Breakfast, lunch & dinner take out; 803-815-1262 Italian Garden – lunch and dinner takeout and […]

Community & event changes in Blythewood

Restaurants Bloomin Bean Coffee Bar – take out and delivery; 803-691-1820 Blue Rooster Cafe – take out; 803-586-4090 Carolina Wings – take out; 803-714-0181 Cobblestone Park Golf Club – take out; 803-331-8100 Doko Smoke – take out, delivery via 3rd party, limited catering; 803-730-6016 Lizard’s Thicket – take out through front door; 803-451-8400 McNulty’s Tap […]

Something besides tea is brewing at Laura’s Tea Room

RIDGEWAY – Something’s up – upstairs, that is – at Carol Allen’s Laura’s Tea Room in Ridgeway. It’s a new consignment store called Grama’s Attic, named after Allen’s late mother, Eleanor Keene, known affectionately to Tea Room customers as Grama. Keene oversaw the Tea Room kitchen from the time it opened in 2005, at 104 […]

The Manor: Blythewood’s Crown Jewel

BLYTHEWOOD – The Manor at Doko Meadows, once referred to as Blythewood’s “Undiscovered Jewel,” is indeed a jewel, but it’s been discovered.   Completed in 2013, construction of the Manor had been opposed by many who felt it was an extravagant expense at that time. Nestled in the 22-acre Doko Meadows Park, it is today a […]

Sea Pro Boats expands to Fairfield County

WINNSBORO – Another new company is coming to Fairfield County, bringing with it a $3 million investment and as many as 135 new jobs. Sea Pro Boats, LLC is expanding its South Carolina operations to Fairfield County and will be located in the former Fazio Building at 396 State Highway 34 East in Winnsboro. A […]

BW business license renewals due now

BLYTHEWOOD – All town of Blythewood business licenses expired on December 31, according to Blythewood Town Clerk Melissa Cowan. The deadline for applying for a renewal of those licenses, without incurring penalties, is April 15. Business owners who renew their licenses during the month of January will receive a ten percent discount. Those renewing in […]

MLILY hosts grand opening of factory in Fairfield

Company Brings $50M Investment and 250 Jobs to Fairfield WINNSBORO – The grand opening last week of MLILY USA, Fairfield County’s new memory foam mattress factory, was an international event covered by Chinese television and newspapers as well as local and state media. MLILY is owned by Healthcare Co., Ltd., China’s largest mattres manufacturing company. […]