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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
We Practice After Hours Too!
Midlands Orthopedics clinics are open when young athletes need us most. Locations and hours can be found here.
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Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: