Embattled Lexington Town Councilman Danny Frazier resigned his position Friday, according to multiple news reports.
Frazier said he is stepping down from the post he has held for nine years because he is moving out of town.
His surprise decision comes after months of missing council meetings, absences he said were due primarily to the increasing demands of his job as a builder.
In a letter to town officials, Frazier said he is moving into a home on the south shore of Lake Murray outside the community.
Frazier's resignation comes almost a year and a half after audio recordings of him surfaced in which he appeared to outline how he ran illegal video poker businesses and how he hid them from law enforcement. (See "Stacking the Deck," Aug. 2012)
His fellow councilmen issued a resolution asking him to resign during a swirl of reports over his involvement in Internet sweepstakes parlors. But he refused to step down.
A SLED investigation has been underway for some time.
Carolina Water Service Seeks Rate Hike
Carolina Water Services (CWS), which provides water and sewer services in Lexington County and other parts of the state, is seeking another rate hike.
The state’s Public Service Commission turned down the utility’s request for a rate increase of 80 percent two years ago. CWS is now requesting a 25 percent increase to recover costs of repairing water and sewer facilities.
A public hearing on the request was set for Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. before the Public Service Commission in Columbia. Anyone who wants to offer comment at the meeting can sign at the beginning of the meeting.
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
Back to School Tattoo Specials
Magnum Ink is offering 1/2 off all tattoos for students over 18 as well as 2 for $60 on letters or numbers for state employees. 1405 Rushmore Road, Suite B, right off of Broad River.
Not Your Typical Greek Restaurant
Ariana’s in West Columbia serves up delicious all-natural, low carb dishes, as well as homemade bread and baklava. Come try the best salad dressing in town! Location info and hours here.
Music Break at Music Farm Columbia
Join COR for an evening of networking for music and business leaders on September 3rd, featuring performances by Josh Roberts and the Hinges, Death of Paris, Fat Rat Da Czar, and Lazy A and the Green Thang. Free admission for musicians and members! Register here.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
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Pool Cleaning-Full and part time available. Must have a clean driving record, be organized and have a professional appearance. Starting Pay is $10.00 per hr, please call for an interview, please bring a copy of your Driving record and a list of all past employers with duration of employment listed as well as telephone numbers for references. Cal 803-865-1200
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U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com