The Lexington County Elections Commission has certified the necessary number of signatures on a petition seeking a referendum to change the town’s form of government from a mayor-council (strong mayor) to a council form of government.
The Commission certified signatures of 192 Chapin registered voters, well above the 146 required for the petition. An election date has been tentatively set for Sept. 30.
The change was sought after three council members complained that Mayor Skip Wilson would not allow them to put anything on the agenda and repeatedly ruled them out of order when they tried to make a change.
The conflicts between Wilson and the council have been going on ever since he took office in January.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: