2017-12-01 / Business

City Snippets

Horry weighing tobacco ban

Concerned by health issues, the county council in Horry County, the state’s largest tobacco producer, is weighing a proposed ordinance to ban the possession and use of tobacco products on all county property.

Fairfield suing SCANA

Fairfield County is suing SCANA Corp. over its abandoned V.C. Summer nuclear reactor, saying the energy company broke a contract that offered it special tax treatment.

Zaxby’s coming to Five Points?

A Florence-based Zaxby’s franchisee has applied for a special exception to install a drive-thru window in the former Harper’s restaurant, a Five Points landmark until it closed in May.

Brewery opening in Vista

Columbia Craft Brewing Co. at 520 Greene Street , the latest microbrewery in the Vista/River District area, opened November 30.

S.C. roads among nation’s worst

Five South Carolina highways, Interstates 26, 85, and 95, and U.S. routes 1 and 17, are among the country’s 25 most dangerous roads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

JT gives $100,000 to Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of the Midlands is richer by $100,000, thanks to a Christmas Campaign gift by volunteers J.T. and Mary Gandolfo.

Church appealing property decision

The Episcopal Diocese of South Carol ina is asking the U. S. Supreme Court to reverse a state Supreme Court ruling forcing the breakaway diocese to return properties worth millions of dollars to The Episcopal Church.

New plant coming to Columbia

Bulk liquid and gas handling equipment maker Woodfield Systems USA Inc. is building a $1.5 million, 39,000-square-foot plant at 200 Business Park Boulevard in Columbia. It is expected to create 50 jobs.

Yarn shop opening on Rosewood

Yarn and craft shop Luna Lola, specializing in lightweight hand-dyed yarns, has opened at 3000 Rosewood Drive.

Diner replacing Nathan’s restaurant

The Hampton Street Diner is opening in former Nathan’s restaurant location at 1840 Hampton Street, serving breakfast and lunch weekdays from 6 a.m.-2 p.m.

Foundation gives $11,250 to food bank

PwC Charitable Foundation is donating $11,250 to help provide afterschool food for 94,000 children in the 20 counties served by the Harvest Hope Food Bank.

SCDNR building observation tower

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is starting work on an observation tower at Sassafras Mountain, the state’s highest point. It’s expected to be finished by mid-2018.

WestRock expanding Florence plant

Paper and packaging solutions provider WestRock Co. will invest $410 million to include a state-of-the-art linerboard machine and related equipment during the next two years in its Florence County kraft linerboard mill.

Claflin impact is $79 million

Claflin University generates $79 million in total economic impact and 935 jobs in the Orangeburg community, according to a study by the United Negro College Fund.

McCall expanding Effingham plant

McCall Farms, the manufacturer of Margaret Holmes, Glory Foods, Peanut Patch Boi led Peanuts, and Bruce’s Yams, is investing $35 million in its Effingham plant, generating 150 new jobs.

Uber carrying food in Charleston

Uber is launching its food delivery service in Charleston carrying food from more than 70 restaurants.

Bank donates $100,000 to United Way

BB&T has donated $100,000 to United Way of the Midlands to support long-term housing stability for youth as well as families with school-aged children potentially facing homelessness.

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