Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) -
Lexington City Council members will decide Monday night if they want to sell a pond the town bought back in 1997 as a source for city water.
It's Barr Pond -- a piece of property valued at $293,030, according to geographic information. Mayor Randy Halfacre says the city purchased the property for only $5 just 16 years ago and now has the option to make a profit on their investment.
"We have been brought a contract for $60,000. My way of thinking, that's a pretty good return on your investment," said Halfacre.
But Pat Caughman, a Lexington taxpayer, says he's not hooked on the deal.
"That's a very low price, $60,000," said Caughman.
Caughman has been fishing on Barr Pond since he was a kid. He brought his kids here, and now this is a spot where he spends time with his grand kids.
"It means a lot to me," said Caughman.
He's a member of the Lexington Wildlife Chapter who rents property on the pond from SCE&G. Caughman says the group does a lot of the community, and that stands to lose a lot should this waterfront development break ground.
The developer is not only looking to buy the city's property. They also have a bid out on the land the wildlife group rents. If that deal goes through, Caughman says the club is through. He says he's also concerned that the city he pays taxes to is selling the property for such a low price.
Mayor Halfacre says the city didn't try to lure in a bid and the developer approached the city. He adds that if the development is a success it will be a boon for business.
"The key to it is, we no longer have a public interest in that pond to protect the water source that fed our old water plant, so we have no use for the pond now," said Halfacre.
The city would have to invest about $140,000 dollars in the pond should they keep it. That money would go to repair the pond's dam. Halfacre says should this sell go through, they wouldn't be on the hook for the repairs.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>