Ridgeway’s City Gas & Fuel adds U-Haul to services

RIDGEWAY – In 1945, U-Haul figured out a way to fill a need and made it a business. In 2022, Vic (Vishesh) and Anita Sharma, who own City Gas & Fuel located at 275 S. Palmer Street in Ridgeway,  figured out a way to fill another need in their community and made it part of […]

Fairfield Chamber declares February restaurant month

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce has declared February restaurant month in Fairfield County. “We want the citizens of Fairfield County to support our local restaurants by participating in Fairfield County Restaurant Month for the entire month of February,” Fairfield Chamber of Commerce President Gene Stephens said. “Restaurant participation cards can be found […]

TruVista CEO retires; current COO named as replacement

CHESTER –  TruVista, a broadband services provider in Fairfield County, announced in January that Chief Executive Officer J. Brian Singleton would retire from management responsibilities with the company effective February 2, 2022. At that time, he became Chairman of the Board of Directors, serving in an advisory capacity for the Board with management. Current President […]

Celebrating Blythewood Cigar & Wine

BLYTHEWOOD – Cutting the ribbon during an After Five event to celebrate Blythewood Cigar and Wine are, from left: Phil Frye, director of the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce; Town Councilman Sloan Griffin; co-owner John Edwards, Mayor Bryan Franklin, co-owner Teresa Edwards, Chamber board member Alan George and Town Councilman Donald Brock.

Blythewood Cigar & Wine draws customers from across the state

BLYTHEWOOD – Before they looked into opening a cigar lounge in Blythewood, neither John Edwards nor his wife, Teresa, had ever smoked a cigar. John, as he researched the idea for a business, was the first to try.  It took a little while for Teresa to get on board. Today, Blythewood Cigar & Wine, which […]

License renewal deadline extended for businesses

BLYTHEWOOD – Because of changes to state law, business owners in Blythewood did not have to renew their business licenses at the start of the new year. The SC Business License Tax Standardization Act required cities, towns and counties to standardize their business license practices. In Blythewood, this meant all 2021 licenses were extended automatically […]

Two local businesses accuse Blythewood Town Hall of harassment, bullying

BLYTHEWOOD – The owners of two downtown Blythewood businesses told council members at a special called meeting last week that they felt they were being targeted, harassed and even bullied by the town government because their storefronts feature LED lighting. Both store owners – John and Teresa Edwards, owners of Blythewood Cigar and Wine and […]

Her goal is to improve her client’s financial status

WINNSBORO – After 30 years in the mortgage and tax business, Marilyn Goree Butler says her calling is still this: to help people improve their financial situation. Butler is the owner of Preferred Mortgage and Tax Service, a Winnsboro-based business that helps people in Fairfield County and across South Carolina with obtaining mortgages and with […]

On Display

WINNSBORO – Kelley Lannigan, Kathy Johnson, Joe Johnson, artist Barbara Yongue, Lisa Campbell Southworth, and Joanne Palmer with the painting ‘Hydrangeas in a Yellow Vase’, one of 31 paintings by Yongue currently on display. The show will hang until the end of January In the Heirloom Gallery of Fine Art, located at 121 E Washington […]

Hilton Home2 Suites to open in Blythewood in January

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood’s newest hotel, a Hilton Home2 Suites, will open next month, featuring four stories and 88 suites, each with fully equipped kitchens and sitting areas. “The Home2 Suites is the fastest growing Hilton hotel brand, ever,” said Brad Marsico with Hilton. “It’s an all-suite hotel designed to accommodate extended stays, though it also […]