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.
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.
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. Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
Brew Pub Site Available
3520 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Click for more information.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Wing Zone is now hiring for experienced delivery drivers, cooks & cashiers. Apply in person @ 132 Assembly St. or call 803-933-9464.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Free Times is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter to assist in gathering material from advertisers, coordinating between the sales and production departments, and handling routine clerical tasks. Must be proficient on a Mac, able to conduct business via phone, email, text, Dropbox, social media platforms and face to face while under deadline in a fast-paced, sometimes distracting work environment. The position requires the ability to multitask, excellent oral and written communication skills, and solid experience in quickly learning new computer programs. This is a full time position with benefits. Send a cover letter, resume and salary expectation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Real Estate Spotlight
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com