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Amazon hiring thousands in South Carolina for holiday shopping season

Amazon facility in the Cayce-West Columbia area. Amazon said it will hire about 3,000 people in South Carolina for the upcoming holiday season. On the website Amazon.com, the company announced plans last week to hire close to 120,000 workers for its facilities nationwide At its Cayce-West Columbia facility, warehouse jobs are being offered on one website link. There is also…

United Way – Midlands hosting Breaking Barriers Employment Fair, Wednesday, Oct. 18

United Way of the Midlands will host the second annual Breaking Barriers Employment Resource Fair on Wednesday (Oct.18) from 9 a.m. – until- noon. It’s at the Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly Street. The event, hosted in partnership with the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless and Richland Library, is designed to help individuals experiencing barriers to employment including homelessness,…

Keegan Miller Joins Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce Keegan B. Miller has joined the firm and will be based in the Columbia office. Keegan represents clients in insurance and product liability matters. Prior to joining Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, he served as a Judicial Clerk to the Hon. Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., Federal District Court for the District of South Carolina where he prepared…

Prysmian Group investing $15 million, expanding Lexington County operations

Prysmian Group Images. Prysmian Group announced Monday a planned expansion of the company’s North American headquarters in Lexington County. The expansion will exceed $15 million of capital investment and is projected to create 30 jobs over the next five years.  Prysmian bills itself as a world leader in the telecom cables and systems industry. In July, Prysmian announced a $14 million…

Great Southern Homes and BIA’s Charitable Foundation to Build New Boys Cottage at Boys Farm in Newberry

Thanks to the strong support of companies, churches, and individuals throughout South Carolina, Great Southern Homes in partnership with the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (“BIA”) will build the “Nieri Cottage” at Boys Farm in Newberry. The Nieri Cottage will be 6,712 square feet under roof and designed by Ned Purcell, Great Southern Homes product development director. The…

Cafe’ Strudel to open in Lexington in early 2018

Southern Visions Real Estate agent Chris Farley facilitated the lease of a 3,500 square-foot restaurant space in the heart of the Town of Lexington for a new location of the popular local restaurant Café Strudel. Café Strudel is planning to open in early 2018. Marking their twentieth anniversary on State Street in West Columbia this week, Café Strudel is famous…

Columbia’s Capitol Center office tower sold, says CBRE

CBRE has arranged the sale of the landmark Capitol Center, at 1201 Main St., Columbia. Capitol Center is a 460,020-square-foot Class-A office building that stands at the corner of Main and Gervais streets in Columbia, across from the Statehouse. Hamilton Equity Partners of New York City, acquired the property last Friday from a joint venture between M&J Wilkow and Intercontinental…

Lexington Network of Female Executives celebrating 25 years

Charter members: Carolyn Brooks, Bunnie Hagenlocher, Mae Buzhardt and Gina McCuen. (Photo Submitted) The Lexington Network of Female Executives (LNFE) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding. The LNFE was established in the fall of 1992 by eleven female business owners who discovered that no executive women’s group existed in Lexington. These charter members sought to promote the interest…

Tony’s Pizzalicious in Cayce celebrates 50 years, asks customers to share memories

By Michelle Renew Cayce residents have eaten under the red and white checkered roof of Tony’s Pizzalicious since 1967. The Anderson family established Tony’s 50 years ago. Over the decades, Tony’s became famous for its lasagna, baked ziti, roast beef sandwiches, and its namesake; pizza. When Tony’s was sold to the Seremetis family in 2010, they knew more than just…

Cayce-West Columbia Chamber welcomes new members

New members were welcomed at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Breakfast last Tuesday. The new members are: (left to right) Jesse Stone of Murphy Business; Matt Mundy of Estates and Co. and Jan Davidson of Cakes by Jan. Also pictured is Suzanne Riley-Whyte of the Chamber and Matrix Coaching. The Chamber Breakfast was held at Mt. Hermon Lutheran…

Springdale Elementary’s Zeb Taylor, O’Neta Poovey are Chamber’s Lexington 2 Student, Teacher-of-the-Month

Zeb Taylor and Principal Hope Vrana. Springdale Elementary School’s Zeb Taylor was named Lexington Two Student-of-the-Month at Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, last Tuesday. He is a fifth-grader. O’Neta Poovey, a five-year-old kindergarten teacher at Springdale, was named Teacher-of-the-Month. Zeb and O’Neta are pictured with Springdale Principal Hope Vrana. The Chamber Breakfast was held at Mt. Hermon Lutheran…

Sunset Primary Care in West Columbia offers healthcare services without requiring insurance

Sunset Primary Care, a new clinic in West Columbia, is now open, offering area-residents high-quality, affordable healthcare services without requiring insurance “Patients and their families can receive the highest quality medical services at a fraction of the cost traditionally associated with healthcare,” said clinic owner Scottie Shelley, who saw a need in the community for affordable healthcare. Sunset Primary Care…

Vacchio’s Greek and Italian Bistro offers culturally authentic food

1/4Vacchio’s Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Vacchio’s 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Vacchio’s 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Vacchio’s 3 Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan Vacchio’s Greek and Italian Bistro and Lounge has recently changed locations from Gaston to the Cayce-West Columbia area. Vacchio’s is at 1505 Charleston Highway, Suites A 5-7.  Formerly known as Vacchio’s Pizzeria Restaurant in…

Southern Urogynecology’s Wellness and Aesthetics addition opening Thursday

By Karamie Sullivan Urogynecology Center in Midlands to host launch party The Southern Urogynecology Center in West Columbia is hosting a launch party Thursday. It’s being held for the center’s Wellness and Aesthetics addition, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be light bites and cocktails with presentations and demonstrations. At the party there will be products shown to help women become…

Wade McGuinn addresses Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast

Wade McGuinn of McGuinn Hybrid Homes. (ColaDaily Photos)  Wade McGuinn of McGuinn Hybrid Homes was the speaker at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, Tuesday. It was held at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in West Columbia. McGuinn, a Brookland-Cayce High School graduate, said he has been building and selling houses in the Cayce-West Columbia area, and throughout the…

Duke’s Pad Thai opens in Cayce, with noodle bar

1/5Dukes 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Dukes 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Dukes 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Dukes 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Dukes 5 Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan The Asian food market in the Midlands is getting a new addition in Cayce. Duke’s Pad Thai, Street Food and Noodle Bar has been opened for less…

West Columbia’s State Street – A new hot spot with a rich tradition of commerce

1/10State Street looking north toward Meeting Street. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/10State Street 1940s (Randy Clark Submitted Image) Show Caption Hide Caption 3/10S.C. Rep. Micah Caskey. Show Caption Hide Caption 4/10Randy Clark on the second floor of the old Clark’s Beauty Shop. Show Caption Hide Caption 5/10Clark’s renovation. Show Caption Hide Caption 6/10State Street looking south. Show Caption Hide Caption…

Carolina Water Service says Town of Lexington offer to buy plant is “unacceptable”

The Town of Lexington stated in a release Thursday that it offered Carolina Water Service almost $1.6 million for the CWS I-20 treatment facility and its customer base of 3,000-or-so. Link to article about Town’s offer to buy CWS facility After the Town of Lexington made its offer public, Robert Yanity, communications coordinator  for Utilities Inc. CWS’s parent company, responded….

Town of Lexington offers almost $1.6 million to buy Carolina Water Service I-20 plant

The Town of Lexington wants to buy the embattled Carolina Water Service’s I-20 plant. The town it made its offer public in a press release Thursday afternoon. “Based on recent appraisal, the Town of Lexington has made an offer in the amount of $1.584 million to purchase the Carolina Water Service I-20 treatment facility and customer base,” was the content…

Eclipse was the largest tourism event in state’s history

Solar Fest West (ColaDaily Photos) The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse attracted more than a million-and-a-half visitors to South Carolina, according to the SC Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. It was the largest tourism event in the state’s history. The SCDPRT reports that 1.6 million people came to – or traveled within- the state to view the eclipse. With…

Lizard’s Thicket serves 12,000-a-day, celebrating 40 years

By Karamie Sullivan Lizard’s Thicket in Cayce. (ColaDaily Photo) If you live in the Midlands, there’s a chance you have been inside one of the 14 Lizard’s Thicket restaurants around Columbia, Irmo, and Lexington. This collection of home-cooking restaurants is about to be celebrating its 40th anniversary. As Lizards Thicket marks four decades, its owners are making an effort to…

Midlands Media Group named Business of the Year at Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Gala

1/8Tina Washington, Giles Insurance, with Brad Giles. Co-Volunteer-of- the-Year. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/8Brett Mabe House of Raeford, middle, with Clint King, Gregg Pinner. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/8Daniel Bailey, Lexington 2 Teacher of the Year with Dr. Bill James and AHS Principal Brad Coleman. Show Caption Hide Caption 4/8Debbie Summers, Citizen of the Year, with Clint King, Gregg Pinner….

Hobby Lobby, Aiden Lane open in new Lexington Marketplace shopping center

New Hobby Lobby, Lexington (ColaDaily photos)  The new Hobby Lobby store in the Lexington Marketplace shopping center has opened. Aiden Lane, a ladies’ apparel store has opened, too. It’s the complex that will hold The Fresh Market that is coming to Lexington. Hobby Lobby held a grand opening last Monday and Aiden Lane opened last Wednesday. The shopping center is…

Diablo’s Southwest Grill opens in Columbia

Midlands Media Group photo Diablo’s Southwest Grill, boasting true Southwest flavors, has opened in Columbia. The new location is at 460 Killian Rd. Diablo’s, an Augusta GA based company, opened its doors last Saturday. “Our motto is Fast- Fresh -Authentic and we truly mean it” says Carl Wallace co-founder and culinary direction of Diablo’s. “Customers today demand fresh food served quickly…