Hookah lounge may become Blythewood’s new social spot

BLYTHEWOOD – Since the word has gotten out about his Blythewood CDB/hookah and vape shop in the few months since it opened, Zane Hulwe says sales have taken off, mostly driven by repeat sales. He says older customers come in for the CBD for joint and muscle pain, to help them relax and sleep better. […]

Griffin’s company honored

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Town Councilman Larry D. Griffin’s company, GEMMS Financial Resources was named 11th in the nation in the Final Expense category with the largest Final Expense company in the industry. Griffin said he and his wife Leanora, co-owners of the business, would like to thank the Spurgeon Group and all the team of […]

New business gets COA for new paint

BLYTHEWOOD – With literally thousands of homes being built in and around Blythewood these days, a Columbia realtor is taking the first steps to open a new office in the heart of town. Rhonda Walsh of Home Advantage Realty in Columbia jumped the first hurdle Monday evening by receiving unanimous approval from the Board of […]

Element Electronics wins 2 top vendor awards at Walmart’s Super Growth Forum

WINNSBORO – At Walmart’s recent Supplier Growth Forum, Element Electronics was named Entertainment, Toys, and Seasonal Supplier of the Year. In addition, Element won Supplier of the Year in the Consumer Electronics category. The Supplier of the Year award is presented to suppliers who delivered above and beyond to serve Walmart Customers in each merchandising […]

COA for Arby’s approved conditionally by BAR

BLYTHEWOOD – If the owner and developer can meet several conditions set forth by the Blythewood Board of Architectural Review (BAR), a new Arby’s restaurant will be coming to Blythewood in the near future. Representing applicant Brumit Restaurant Group, Michael Newman of MDV Engineering explained to the BAR Monday night that the proposed 1,400 square […]

Agreement terminated for Prisma to acquire KershawHealth & Providence

GREENVILLE, SC and BRENTWOOD, TN – Prisma Health and LifePoint Health announced on Monday that they have terminated the agreement for Prisma Health–Midlands to acquire Providence Health and Providence Health Northeast in Columbia, SC; KershawHealth in Camden, SC; and a freestanding emergency room in Fairfield County. In a statement issued by Prisma, they entered into […]

Pharmacy-Lite focusing on long term

WINNSBORO – With the new Pharmacy-Lite Packaging plant now officially up and running in the renovated former Walmart building in Winnsboro, President and owner Jack Brennan says he’s glad to feel welcome in South Carolina. “One lady that I was talking to an hour before the [ribbon-cutting] ceremony called me over and said, ‘I want […]

As mattress sales soar, MLily boosts hiring

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County recently celebrated the receipt of its first annual tax payment from mattress manufacturer MLILY – an amount just shy of half a million dollars – with a ceremony recognizing the positive impact the company has had since its arrival. “They have invested significantly in this community,” Fairfield County Economic Development Director […]

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, […]