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Lexington Reviews Traffic Projects

Plus, Former White Knoll Athletic Director Sentenced

By Al Dozier
Friday, December 6, 2013 |
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.

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