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SCANA says it pays $82 million in property taxes in Richland, Lexington counties

SCANA Corporation and its subsidiaries paid South Carolina counties more than $209 million in property taxes for property assessed in 2017. SCANA announced the amount in a press release, Thursday. Lexington County received the largest payment, more than $41.8 million, followed by Richland County with more than $40.3 million. “These funds are essential to the counties throughout the state,” said…

Aldi buys property in Lexington for new location

Southern Visions Real Estate has announced the sale of 2.82 acres on Platt Springs Road in Lexington to Aldi, LLC. The location is near Highway 6 and Platt springs Road. Southern Visions represented the seller in the $1,755,000 sale.  Southern Visions is excited to be a part of this transaction bringing another retailer to the Red Bank community that is…

Mothers plan for March’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Gala

Mary Rickman and her husband Jay are this year’s recipients of the Living and Giving Award. By Karamie Sullivan There are three Lexington women who are passionate about funding for type one diabetes research. And they are doing everything they can to help find a cure for this autoimmune disease. These women are: Mary Rickman, Amber Bland, and Beth McCrary….

American Pickers looking for leads in South Carolina – contact info.

American Pickers, Mike and Frank want to pick in S.C. – American Pickers photo. Mike and Frank from The History Channel show American Picker are coming to the south, and South Carolina, this winter. The picking team is in search of picks, warm weather, and Southern hospitality. In addition to South Carolina, the pickers will be in Georgia and Florida…

Tidewater Boats of Lexington plans expansion, adding 100 jobs

Tidewater photo Tidewater Boats of Lexington plans a $8.3 million expansion. The growth of the company is expected to create 100 new jobs, according to a company press release. . A new satellite facility will be built for Tidewater’s larger model saltwater boats at 1 Brickyard Road near I-20 and U.S. 1 in Lexington. Tidewater was created in 2006 by…

Nephron gives 600-plus employees a 5% pay raise due to federal tax cuts

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Food’s important, but family is special at Christmas in West Columbia

Delucca’s staff: Mike Hicks; Callie Wessinger; Lynn Raley; Irvin Prioleau; Ella Lee; Tom Maynard; and Matt Mitchell. From the traditional to adventure cooking, Christmas meal perpetration in West Columbia varies. And getting together with the people you love is as important in West Columbia as the turkey or the oysters. Mike Hicks is the owner of the popular Delucca’s restaurant…

Harbison holiday shopping is hectic, but some love it that way

1/3Mall 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Mall 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Mall 3 Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan Most Midlands residents know that if you are going to drive in the Harbison Boulevard area any time in December it’s going to require two things: a lot of patience, and a lot of gas in your tank. Beginning…

“Richland Renaissance” – a massive project is unveiled Tuesday by Richland County Council

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New restaurant coming to Columbia’s Cottontown, redeveloped property available

Rendering provided by Cason Development Group. Cason Development Group has acquired 2202 Sumter Street in Columbia’s Cottontown Commercial District. The building is the former Columbia offices of Loomis Armored US. Also in the cluster are three buildings, at Sumter and Jefferson streets, that housed Dave’s Transmission.  The Dave’s Transmission site includes 2150, 2146 and 2144 Sumter Street. Cason also acquired a nearby…

Purple Martin Grille and Cellar – New fine dining restaurant opens in Chapin

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2 buildings on Pontiac Business Center Drive sold for $1.1 million

NAI Avant announced that two Columbia”flex” buildings have sold. The buildings are a combined total of 25,200 sq.-ft. They are in the Rioux Professional Park located at 161 Pontiac Business Center Drive in Columbia. The property was purchased by HVP3 Development LLC for $1,100,000 (43.64 per square foot.) NAI Avant Senior Investment Broker Dail Longaker represented the seller in the…

Great Southern Homes leaders awarded outstanding building industry honors

Mike Satterfield, EVP/CEO of Great Southern Homes has been awarded the Building Industry Associations of Central SC’s Byron Crosthwaite Builder Member of the Year. BIA members vote for their choice of nominees for the Builder Member of the Year and Mike was honored at the BIA’s Annual Holiday Ball. Mike was recognized for his tremendous contributions to the BIA in…

University of South Carolina economists say state’s economy to remain strong in 2018

USC photo From Peggy Binette, USC Communications and Public Affairs Despite a tight labor market and a series of Midlands-area layoffs due to the recent shutdown of construction at the V.C. Summer nuclear facility in Fairfield County, South Carolina’s economy remains strong and stable. Palmetto State residents can expect that stability to continue in 2018, according to University of South…

Vickie Lovett’s Pretty Pictures Photography cuts ribbon at new location

The ribbon cutting ceremony for Pretty Pictures Photography was held Dec. 1. Pretty Pictures Photography and owner Vickie Lovett will operate in a studio withing the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce building at 1006 12th Street, Cayce. Pictured are Vickie Lovett. Cayce Mayor Elise Partin, C-WC Chamber Board President Dondee Lewis, Bruce (Vickie’s husband) John Banks of the Chamber. also…

5 Points Association issues statement opposing fast food restaurant’s location

Statement below from Five Points Association The Five Points Association is opposed to the recent application made requesting a special exception for a fast food drive-thru (reported to be a Zaxby’s) in lower Five Points.  This possibility will lead to a tipping point in the history of Five Points – a significant head nod to how Five Points will develop in…

Nephron Pharmaceuticals expanding its Lexington County facility, adding 125 jobs

Nephron- ColaDaily photo. Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a manufacturer of sterile inhalation and 503B outsourcing medications, today announced a $12.5 million expansion to add 36,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The new investment is expected to create 125 new jobs by June. “The improvement of the facility will help us meet our commitment to solve the critical problem of drug supply…

Salsarita’s holds grand opening at Killian Road location

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Lake Murray Country Souvenir Shoppe holds ribbon cutting

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Artists, food vendors celebrate Sustainable Midlands Holiday

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Holiday shopping is huge for small, local businesses

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Small Business Saturday is in Five Points Saturday

On Saturday,  the Five Points Association will be taking part in Small Business Saturday, the nationwide event celebrating small business.  In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need – getting more customers.  The single day has grown into a powerful movement and Five Points will be participating in a big way.  Businesses will be offering sales and specials in their stores…

Woodfield Systems USA, Inc. opening operations in Richland County, to create 50 Jobs

Woodfield Systems USA, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of bulk liquid and gas handling equipment, is locating a new manufacturing center in Richland County. With a capital investment of $1.5 million, the company is expected to create 50 new jobs. Woodfield Systems USA is a wholly-owned entity of India-based Woodfield Systems International, a premier design, manufacturing and sales organization, providing…

Photos – Christmas season is officially underway with Vista Lights

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SCE&G to cut utility rates by an average of $5 a month to appease angry rate-payers

Keller Kissam, SCE&G president of retail operations, and incoming president. (File photo)  SCANA announced, Thursday, that it plans reduce the utility bills of customers in the wake of its failure to complete the construction of two nuclear reactors. The giant power company also announced it will purchase a gas-fired power plant in place of the reactor-generated energy. “We’ve heard our customers’…