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.
New Downtown Dessert and Coffee Bar!
Tony’s Italian Eatery has teamed up with Southern Charm Sweets to bring you the highest quality dessert selection in the downtown area. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2. Find us on Facebook!
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
Tax-Free Weekend at Best Mattress
With big savings from July 31st-August 2nd, you can afford handcrafted quality. Free bed frame and pillows on any Full, Queen, or King set $599 and above! Click for locations and hours.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage is offering 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
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.
Columbia’s Largest Sidewalk Sale
Shop local this tax free weekend! Devine Street and Five Points are teaming up for a massive sidewalk sale featuring great in-store specials from all your favorite retailers and a Saturday art stroll. Read more hereand here!
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18:
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
Concord Park From the $150’s. Off 12th St. Extension. 803.419.2227. mungo.com
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GABLE HILL APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR’s available with many amenities. Surround yourself with Southern comforts at Gable Hill Apartments! Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 310 Ross Rd, Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
WATERFORD APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Prime location, and plenty of space. Live large at Waterford Apartments. Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 1340 Longcreek Dr., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
ST. ANDREWS COMMONS APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Close to everywhere YOU WANT TO BE! 1200 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
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