Old fire hall becoming new restaurant

RIDGEWAY – This spring, the old fire hall in downtown Ridgeway will open as the new location of Sarah-N-Geo’s, says Sarah Pierce, who owns the local pizza restaurant with her husband, George. The sit-down dining location – which she envisions eventually developing into a place with live music and a large deck with outdoor seating […]

Business is booming for two BHS students

BLYTHEWOOD – While the Time of Corona continues to visit devastation on businesses and jobs across the country, two Blythewood High School students not only started their own small business two months into the pandemic, but it has been so successful that they’re talking expansion. When Richland School District Two initiated school-from-home a year ago, […]

Savvy Nail Bar brings real polish to town

WINNSBORO – A new nail salon opened its door in downtown Winnsboro on Saturday, but the Savvy Nail Bar isn’t just another nail salon.  “We don’t just offer manicures,” owner Savanna Walker said of her salon located at 110-1/2 N. Congress Street – formerly Gary’s barbershop. “We offer an experience, a vibe of the client’s […]

Business license dates to change

BLYTHEWOOD – Council voted Monday night to pass the first of two readings required to amend the town’s business license ordinance. The amendment, if passed on the second reading, would change the expiration date for the current 2021 business license from Dec. 30, 2021 to April 30, 2022.  The payment is still due on April […]

Food Lion opens in former Bi-Lo store

WINNSBORO – A new Food Lion opened in Winnsboro Wednesday morning in the former Bi-Lo store on the Bypass where Highway 34 intersects with Highway 321. After a brief early morning ribbon cutting and soft opening, shoppers began checking out the store’s offerings.  “I’m super excited to open this new location in the Fairfield community,” […]

Making Changes

WINNSBORO – In anticipation of its grand opening on Wednesday, Feb. 24, Food Lion has been steadily updating the outside and inside of the former Bi-Lo store. Food Lion held a hiring event on Feb. 17.

Going Up

BLYTHEWOOD – Grading has begun on construction of the Arden Place Apartments next to the IGA shopping plaza in Blythewood. The 48 residential unit building is expected to be completed in the fall, with leasing to begin before the end of the year.

Chamber Presents Awards

BLYTHEWOOD – In lieu of the previously planned Awards Gala Banquet, the 2020 Annual Chamber Awards were presented at a special in-person breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m., Tues., Feb. 9 at Doko Manor.

Pediatric services open in Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY – The Ridgeway Cooperative Health facility will become Ridgeway Pediatric, Family and Dental Practice at the facility’s same location at 755 U.S. Highway 21 S in Ridgeway. The new practice will begin offering services on Monday, Feb. 8, and will be staffed with a dedicated pediatric provider, Angel J. Ross, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC. Ross […]

Ridgeway gallery is Slightly North of Charleston

RIDGEWAY – Slightly North of Charleston is not a direction. It’s the name of a tiny but glamorous new art gallery in downtown Ridgeway. Formerly of Charleston, England, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, artist Kathy Lynn Goldbach has called South Carolina ‘home’ since 1986 and now lives on Lake Wateree. She opened the eclectic art gallery […]