Lexington vs Masons: Make That TWO Million and P-Nuts

Lake and Main previously reported that the hotel development company Lexington Hospitality paid $1 million for the property at 116 East Main Stree in downtown Lexington.   In fact, the company also bought an adjacent, .24 acre strip of land for an additional $1 million, putting the total investment for a proposed Mariott-branded hotel at $2 million. Continue reading “Lexington vs Masons: Make That TWO Million and P-Nuts”

UPDATE: Traffic Circle Plan

Yesterday, Lake and Main published an article saying the South Carolina Department of Transportation had rejected the Town of Lexington’s plan to construct a traffic circle at Lake Drive and Columbia Avenue.  Lexington Town Administrator Britt Poole contacted L&M with a correction to the story. Continue reading “UPDATE: Traffic Circle Plan”

Epilogue: Lexington is Better Than This

– Secret Group Calls for Investigation of Lexington County Council Chairman

–  Part 2: Secret Group Calls For Investigation

– Part 3: Group Lies About Jeffcoat Salary


Lexington County is in the first stages of an economic boom.  Commercial and residential real estate properties are moving, the population is growing, more school-age children are filling the schools and the needs to accommodate all this are stacking up.  Unfortunately, like the rest of the state, the condition of roads in Lexington are poor; potholes, crumbling shoulders, some not wide enough, many not even paved.  Yet cars, trucks and school buses must negotiate these sub-standard thruways because we are ignorant or selfish.  

Continue reading “Epilogue: Lexington is Better Than This”

Part 3: Group Lies About Jeffcoat Salary

  • There was no $50,000 pay increase
  • Position and hiring unanimous
  • Guilt by association

In previous posts, Lake and Main examined points from a letter sent by a group called People for a Better Lexington to the South Carolina State Ethics Commission.  The group is asking for an investigation of Lexington County Council Chairman Johnny Jeffcoat, specifically his employment with the Town of Lexington. Continue reading “Part 3: Group Lies About Jeffcoat Salary”

Secret Group Calls for Investigation of Lexington County Council Chairman

A mysterious group that calls itself “The People for a Better Lexington” has sent a letter to the South Carolina State Ethics Commission requesting an investigation of Lexington County Council Chairman Johnny Jeffcoat. Continue reading “Secret Group Calls for Investigation of Lexington County Council Chairman”