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August 9, 2010

Lexington Irmo Lake Murray Real Estate Update 8-9-2010

Filed under: Lexington Sc Real Estate — lexingtonscrealtor @ 7:25 pm

Lexington Irmo Lake Murray Real Estate Update 8-9-2010

Manufacturer to bring up to 150 jobs to county – FPL Food of Augusta will create 75 jobs next month near Columbia Metropolitan Airport in West Columbia. The company makes beef products for restaurants and food service providers. Kara Borie of the State Commerce Dept. said the company plans eventually to hire 150 managers and other employees. “This move allows us to expand production and logistic capabilities for our customers” said FPL Food CEO Fracois Leger. Lex. County Economic Dev. Director Chuck Whipple said the company is making an $8.9 million investment but is not seeking a fee-in-lieu of property taxes agreement.

Ed group seeks tax to save jobs – A high school senior has come up with a tax to save teachers’ jobs. Nicole Cabrera, a rising 12th graders at Spartanburg High Schools, wants the state to tax vehicles owned by for-profit companies. This is done in many other states, she said, with the revenue dedicated to saving teaching positions. S.C. Education Association President Jackie Hicks said her group supports the “Save Our Teachers, Save Our Schools” legislation but is not yet sure how the tax would be levied or what it would produce to save teachers’ jobs lost due to dwindling revenues.

Sheriff presents check for Honor Flight – Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts and Lexington County Sheriffi’s Dept. Sgt. David L. Amick presented a check in the amount of $6,020 to Bill Dukes, chairman of Honor Flight South Carolina. The check reflected proceeds from a motorcycle benefit run that Amick recently organized in order to raise money for Honor Flight, which provides airline and ground transportation for World War II military veterans to visit military memorials in Washington, DC. Nearly 100 motorcycle riders participated in the benefit run.

Bedenbaugh receives Sheriff’s Award – Lex. County Sheriff James R. Metts presented the Sheriff’s Award, the highest honor that the sheriff can bestow to former Lex. County School District One Assistant Superintendent for School Administration and Planning Joe H. Bedenbaugh who retired in June from Lex. School District One. Metts recognized Bedenbaugh in part for his efforts to foster strong working relationships between school resource officers and school administrators in Lex. School District One.

Village Square Theatre celebrates 50 years – The Village Square Theatre and Lexington County Arts Assoc. proudly presents Lex. County Arts Association’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Aug. 26 – 29 at Village Square Theatre in Lexington. Show times are at 8p.m. with 3p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

Boys Farm and The Pond House Project – On July 27, Mike Davis, President of Boys Farm in Newberry introduced the club to Boys Farm and its new Pond House project being developed, built and supported by local industries like Meetze Plumbing. Boys Farm is a place for at risk boys to go when identified as being in need of additional support from mentors and supervision in a Christian family atmosphere. Boys Farm Executive Director Michael Davis grew up in Brazil and was involved with family missionary work before moving to Georgia as a teenager. Mike graduated from USC with a BS in psychology and then graduated from Liberty University with a Masters in counseling. He joined Boys Farm as a house parent in 2001.

Hospital visit motivates Lexington – It’s not like Lexington needed extra motivation. The Lexington American All-Star team was hosting the Dixie Youth ‘O’Zone World Series. But a trip to the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital has the Lexington Team playing for more than just a trophy. The team took a trip to the hospital and met with a number of kids before the start of the tournament. Lex. Head Coach Greg Bowers asked if there were any other kids that he could meet with, and was told of one…DJ. DJ was able to meet with the coach but was unable to meet with the team due to hospital rules. DJ was just a normal 11 year old kid that recently had an aneurism. He could go about an hour before being totally wiped out. The coach told the team about DJ after the visit, and told the team he was just like them. That got their attention! The players wanted to put DJ on the side of their hats, and its added an extra spark to the team.

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