The “Penny for Progress” Committee met with Lexington Town Council Nov. 25 to review projects that could be funded by a proposed 1-ercent sales tax, if it is approved by voters next
Town Administrator Britt Poole reviewed some of the major recommendations that have come from a traffic committee.
Among those recommendations is a proposal to enlarge turning routes at the intersection of U. S. Highway 1 and S.C. Highway 6.
The committee has also recommended that a median or turn lane be added at the intersection of Highway 6 and Parker Street.
Council members were advised that improvements are also needed at the intersection of U.S. Highway 378 and Mineral Springs Road. The committee proposed that the right turn lane on
Mineral Springs Road be widened to allow for more vehicles to be able to fit in the turn lane.
Former White Knoll AD Sentenced
Former White Knoll High School Athletic Director Bryan Butz was sentenced to 160 days, to be served on weekends, for embezzling $113,000 from a booster club account between 2006 and
Butz, who has worked in the athletic department since 2002, was ordered to pay back about $14,000 in the next five years. He was placed on probation for five years.
In his plea for leniency, Butz testified that he had admitted his crime publicly at church gatherings. It was also brought out that his wife was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Butz has been removed from a position that provided an annual salary of $80,000. He is now working at a West Columbia chicken processing plant.
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.
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. Click to find out how!
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.
$7 Special Summer Menu at Tony’s Downtown
Stop in and try our special $7 summer menu (tax and drink included!) at Tony’s Pizza & Italian Eatery, downtown Columbia. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2.
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
This musical version of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films promises to serve up more humor than horror. You can read more and purchase your tickets here.
The Castle Summer Camps
Clown Camp: Ages 7-12. Week of July 28 • Zombie Camp: Ages 10-15. Week of August 4. $125 per camp, discounts for siblings! 2076 Hwy Church Rd. 803-309-5586. TheEventCastle@yahoo.com
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: