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Lexington Allocates Funds for Connector Road

Lexington County Council discusses allocating $150,000 for the construction of a road in Chapin to connect Amicks Ferry Road to Old Lexington Road at a recent council meeting.

Several developers have shown repeated interest in putting a grocery store and outparcels, according to the county. The total estimated cost for the quarter-mile stretch of road is $480,000. Continue reading

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Lexington County has a Fiscally Conservative Reputation

During a recent informal gathering, Lexington County Councilmember Debbie Summers responds to an area resident who asks why politicians can’t cut back on spending. Continue reading

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Moore: Why S.C. Needed to Offer Incentives to Amazon

S.C. Republican Party Executive Director Matt Moore tells a Dutch Fork High School class the state was right to follow through with an offer of economic incentives to Amazon.com because it’s important that South Carolina “honor its word.”

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Lexington OKs Incentives for Interstate Container

Talbert Black Citizen Reporter During its June 14 meeting Lexington County Council unanimously passed without discussion an agreement with Interstate Container Columbia LLC. Under the terms of the ordinance, the county committed to a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement with Interstate Container for … Continue reading

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Lexington Pats Itself on the Back over Amazon

Lexington County Jimmy Jeffcoat says during a recent county council meeting that Amazon.com received one of the smallest incentives packages the county has ever given to a compan of that size. Jeffcoat takes the occasion to sing Amazon’s praises, going on to say that not only will Amazon be bringing 2,000 jobs to Lexington County but an additional 4,500 spinoff jobs. Continue reading

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Reasoning Behind Council Members’ Stand on Budget

Lexington County Council members give their reasons for supporting or opposing the $102 million general fund budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Councilman Todd Cullum, for one, says he supports the budget with the exception of pay raises for county employees because many of his constituents are struggling given the state of the economy. Continue reading

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