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.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local business is searching for new associates who are looking for a fun environment to earn great wages. Great position for college students/recent graduates. Must be well-mannered with excellent customer service skills/work ethic/ability to lift heavy items/must have valid Driver’s License. Call 803-376-4884 or email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cupcake now hiring a closing manager. Must be outgoing, customer service focused, able to work evenings and weekends. Apply in person. 1213 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC 29201. freshcupcakes.com
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com