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‘Project Stagecoach’ put on hold

An $88 million economic development project known only as "Project Stagecoach" is on hold.

September 09, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Business

Unnamed company set to invest $88 million in Kershaw County

The economic development future of Kershaw County apparently continues to improve, as the agenda for Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting includes a closed-door executive session to discuss an item being referred to at this time only as "Project Stagecoach," which is to include an investment of at least $88 million. A resolution and first reading of an ordinance are also listed.

September 07, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Business

SCADA, Lugoff Toyota grant automotive scholarships

The S.C. Automobile Dealers Association (SCADA), its board of directors and Lugoff Toyota recently granted a $2,000 Scholarship for Automotive Excellence to 2015 Andrew Jackson High School graduate Phillip Russell Byrd Jr., of Kershaw.

September 02, 2015 | | Business

C-I to become twice weekly newspaper in October

Following a national trend, and to perform as efficiently as possible, the Chronicle-Independent (C-I) will transition from publishing three times a week to a twice a week publication schedule. Beginning with its Friday, Oct. 2 issue, the C-I will begin publishing semi-weekly, each Tuesday and Friday. The first Tuesday edition will be published Oct. 6.

September 02, 2015 | | Business

FCB celebrates 20 years today

First Community Bank will recognizes its 20th anniversary today with customer and employee celebrations in its banking offices. The bank opened its first two offices in 1995 in Lexington and Forest Acres and now operates 15 full-service locations -- including Camden -- with more than 200 employees in the Midlands of South Carolina; Aiken; and Augusta, Ga. in addition to First Community Bank Mortgage and First Community Financial Consultants, a financial planning and investment advisory division.

August 28, 2015 | | Business

Camden native joins Keller Williams NE Market Center

Jan Marsh, a Camden native, and Linda Clyburn, both real estate sales professionals in Columbia, have joined the Keller Williams Columbia NE Market Center, according to a recent press release.

August 28, 2015 | | Business

Haier breaks ground on $72 million expansion

Haier America, with help from Gov. Nikki Haley, officially broke ground on the $72 million expansion to the company's existing $40 million Camden manufacturing facility Thursday afternoon. The project will increase the square footage of the plant from the current 365,000 to 550,000 and is expected to add 410 new full-time jobs during the next five years, growing the plant's production by approximately 50 percent..

August 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Business

AgSouth launches initiative to find agriculture’s best and brightest

As part of its centennial celebration, AgSouth is participating in the national Farm Credit Fresh Perspectives Program.

August 19, 2015 | | Business

Haier to break ground on expansion Thursday


August 14, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Business

MCCU opens its doors to Blythewood community

For the first time in its history, Mid Carolina Credit Union (MCCU) will open its doors outside of Kershaw County. MCCU will open its new full-service Blythewood branch Tuesday at 10350 Wilson Blvd. It will become the credit union's fourth branch.

August 05, 2015 | | Business

Novel set in Camden launches Aug. 4

"A Peach of a Pair," a new novel by author Kim Boykin, will release Tuesday, Aug. 4.

August 03, 2015 | | Business

Revamped Armory restaurant could open in September

If everything Ed Caraminas is working on goes as planned, he'll open his new downtown Camden restaurant in mid-September or early October, maybe earlier.

July 31, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business

INVISTA looks to fill 200 positions in Lugoff

INVISTA, one of the world's largest producers of polymers and fibers, is now hiring for more than 200 positions at its Camden plant in Lugoff. The bulk of the new INVISTA Camden roles will be transitioned from previous contractor positions, according to a press release issued Thursday.

July 24, 2015 | | Business

Heritage celebrates 25 years as family-owned dealership

Although the Weiss family is celebrating 25 years of owning and operating Heritage Chevrolet Buick GMC in Lugoff, the real story started 54 years ago in 1961.

July 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business

Ice cream shop owner purchases Old Armory restaurant

A limited liability corporation whose registered agent is a Camden ice cream shop owner purchased the building which housed Old Armory Steak & Seafood for $300,000 the day before the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) auctioned off the restaurant's inventory.

July 22, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business

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Hardee’s coming to Camden

An old favorite, gone from Camden for more than a decade, is coming back to town.

October 02, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Business

Three new businesses open in Bethune

Downtown Bethune is celebrating the openings of three new businesses, all of which held ribbon cutting ceremonies Wednesday.

October 02, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Business


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