Lexington County’s Pennies for Progress Commission has released a tentative list of projects to be funded by a proposed penny on the dollar sales tax that would have to be approved by voters in November.
At the top of the list of 139 projects are nearly $200 million in transportation improvements that would go into road paving and extensions, sidewalks and other infrastructure projects.
Major road projects in the plan include widening Longs Pond Road off I-20, adding a new entrance off I-26 to an industrial area near Cayce and widening Columbia Avenue from I-26 through the center of Chapin.
The list also includes baseball fields in Gaston, civic centers in Gaston and Swansea, and library upgrades in Lexington, Cayce-West Columbia and Irmo.
The tax is estimated to raise $290 million over a period of eight years.
Coroner Filing Now Open
Two candidates have filed for the office of Lexington County Coroner, a position left vacant by the recent death of Harry Harman.
So far, candidates seeking the Republican nomination on the July 1 primary ballot are former Richland County coroner Frank Barron and former police officer Clay Burkett. Barron lost a challenge to Harman in 2012. Radio broadcaster Charlie Benton considered running but decided not to, according to The State.
Gov. Nikki Haley appointed veteran forensic scientist Earl Wells to handle the job on an interim basis.
Accepting Applications for Shakespeare’s Kidz!
Students ages 10-16 are invited to join South Carolina Shakespeare’s new youth company, with classes running September 20th-December 11th followed by a final performance. Learn and hone audition skills, monologues, and scenes from Shakespeare and modern works! Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
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.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
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.
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.
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.
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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
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Company seeking carpenters, plumbers, masons work is year around with a 40 year old company. Starting pay is $10.00 but experienced individuals will be compensated accordingly. Must have a clean driving record and must bring a copy of your driving record to the interview. Please call 803-865-1200.
Real Estate Spotlight
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com