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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18:
U.S. Security Associates
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Real Estate Spotlight
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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.
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.
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.
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