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January 12, 2010

Lexington SC Real Estate Update and Community Update – 1-12-2010

Lexington SC Real Estate Update and Community Update – 1-12-2010
As usual, the Lexington Chronicle keeps up informed on what is going on around Lexington SC, Lake Murray SC, and other areas around Columbia SC.  I have just picked out some highlights that you may find of interest.
Smokers in Lexington County will have to put out their cigarettes when they usher in the New Year.  A workplace smoking ban took effect Jan. 1 in all businesses and workplaces in unincorporated areas in Lexington County.  Similars bans have also taken effect in the towns of Pine Ridge and Springdale.  The new regulations make all workplaces including offices, restaurants and bars smoke-free.  County Council Chairwoman Debbie Summers said “this is a health issue that affects everyone, and Lexington will be a better county because of it.  The county won’t hire extra officers to enforce the ban, but Summers said, enforcement will be complaint driven.  Supporters expect customer complaints about smokers will make it work.
Lexington County residents are urged to grind the greens again this year.  All lights, decorations, tinsel and tree holders must be removed prior to disposing of the trees at the following locations:  Crooked Creek Park at 1098 Old Lexington Hwy., Chapin (next to Chapin Middle School) is open daily 7:30a.m. – 11p.m.; Hollow Creek Tree Farm – 228 Windmill Road, Gilbert; Lexington County C&D Landfill, 498 Landfill Lane, Lex. Open Mon-Sat 7:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.  Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5508 Sunset Blvd. (Hwy. 378) in Lexington; Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane, (near the intersection of St. Andrews and Piney Grove Roads).  No wreaths, garland, or other greenery will be accepted.  Once ground into mulch, the public can pick up free mulch on Sat. January 9 beginning at 9a.m. until the mulch is gone.  Lexington County’s free mulch site is located at Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane, near the intersection of St. Andrews and Piney Grove Roads.
Husqvarna will invest more than $2.5 million in Lexington County, state and local officials announced last week.  The SC Dept of Commerce, Lexington County & the Central SC Alliance said last week that Husqvarna will locate a parts distribution operation here and will be the principal tenant in a newly constructed building.  Lowell Stoelting, Dir. of Parts Operations for Husqvarna said, “We are pleased to move forward with our plans for the new parts distribution center in Lexington County.”  “This facility will be an important part of our future growth.  SC has long provided us with an excellent business environment and we look forward to continued growth in the state.  Husqvarna will lease warehouse space in the Midway Logistics Park and will beging moving into the facility soon.
Ladies thank troops with a taste of home – When Army wife Cindi Hennigan, Columbia USO volunteer and mother of a military pilot with over 27 months in Iraq, asked her Harbour Watch Community neighbor Nancy Edmonds to organize a cookie bake for troops being deployed to Afthanistan Nov. 25, Cindi was overwhelmed by her Harbour Watch community’s response.  Delighted to have an opportunity to demonstrate our gratitude to the 220 women and men unable to spend Thanksgiving with their families and friends, more than a dozen ladies happily baked a variety of homemade cookies to pass out to our troops.  The ladies bagged more than 1300 cookies into 230 treat bags, putting a message of thanks into each one.
The Town of Lexington will spend up to $200,000 on new police cars.  Town Council approved using the funds from a capital improvements account to help update its aging police fleet.  The funds could purchase seven or eight new vehicles.  Replacing the cars is a safety and a maintenance issue.  Older vehicles are not safe for use on the road and the officers need the best equipment that can be provided.
“It’s called a celebration of Christian Unity,” said Kevin Adams vice-president of First Community Bank who is serving as chair of the West Metro Mays’ Prayer Breakfast set for Feb. 10 at 7:30a.m.  The annual event celebrates the unity of the West Metro area.  This year, professional speaker Al Walker will bring the message.  “Al, I can assure you,” said Adams, “will both entertain and inspire.”  His delivery is as powerful as his message.  He is outspoken, direct and humorous.  Walker, from Chapin, is president of Al Walker and Associates, Inc. a firm dedicated to helping businesses and individuals solve problems through professional speaking, training and consulting services.  As and his organize specialize in results-oriented training programs.  The mayors from municipalities in the West Metro area support the program at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center on Sunset Blvd.  For ticket information, call 794-6504. 
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