Lexington County Council is putting a slew of restrictions on a planned mining operation in Batesburg-Leesville that has many residents concerned.
The county recently gave second reading approval to a measure that would increase buffers, restrict hours of operation and place noise restrictions on the operations.
The Alabama-based Vulcan Materials plans to construct a 300-acre rock quarry just a short distance away from the town. The granite mining operation would be located on a site near Windmill Road.
Lexington 2 Approves Bond Issue Plan
The Lexington District 2 School Board Thursday approved a plan for a $225 million bond issue that would provide new schools and an extensive list of improvements and renovations to the district’s aged facilities.
If the bond issue is approved by voters Nov. 4, the millage rate would increase 50.25 mills to 80 mills. It would add $120 in property taxes to the owner of a home valued at $100,000.
The plan would consolidate students from Brookland-Cayce Grammar School, Saluda River Academy for the Arts and Pineview Elementary School into a new school estimated to cost $31.4 million.
Another new “super” school would be created by consolidating Taylor Elementary and Davis Early Childhood Center at an estimated cost of $25.9 million.
The plan also calls for a Career and Applied Technology Center on the current Granby campus at an estimated cost of $24.7 million, and a fine arts center with seating for 1,000 at a cost estimated at $11.2 million.
This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
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.
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
Now Hiring in the Vista!
Hickory Tavern is opening mid-December and looking for bartenders, servers, hosts and kitchen staff. Apply in person: Click for details!
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Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: