On Tuesday, Lexington County Council decided to include several municipalities in a countywide referendum to allow the purchase of packaged beer and wine on Sundays.
Council had originally proposed allowing the sales in all unincorporated areas of the county — an issue that will go before voters in a November referendum — but this week decided to add municipalities that do not currently allow the sales to make the laws uniform throughout the county. The towns that currently do not allow the sales are Pine Ridge, Summit, Swansea, Batesburg-Leesville, Cayce, West Columbia, Gilbert, Pelion and Springdale. The City of Cayce has already made its own proposal to allow the sales.
Restaurants and bars in Lexington County are already allowed to sell alcoholic beverages on Sundays.
Lexington 2 Names New Superintendent
The Lexington School District Two Board of Trustees on Wednesday announced that Tom Siler has been named the school district's next superintendent.
Siler was unanimously approved by the board as the superintendent-elect and will officially assume the duties of superintendent when current Superintendent Venus Holland retires in June 2015. He is expected to start work with Lexington 2 on Sept. 15 and work in transition until he officially assumes his duties next year.
“There were three excellent finalists and the board had a tough decision to make.” said Bill Bingham, Chairman of the Lexington District Two Board of Trustees. “We are very excited to have Dr. Siler join the district in this leadership position. His deep background in education and positive energy will be a tremendous asset to the community and keep us moving forward in an educational environment that is constantly evolving. The board asks our staff and community to welcome Dr. Siler and support him as he prepares to be Lexington Two’s newest “Champion for Children.”
Siler has been the Superintendent of Williston School District 29 in Barnwell County since 2012.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: