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.
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.
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 5-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
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.
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
Great Gifts for the Whole Family
Don’t miss Half Moon Outfitters’ holiday sale! Up to 30% off Prana, Patagonia, The North Face, and other great brands. Location and hours here.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink opens Thanksgiving Day! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
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