Columbia Star

Olympia Cemetery historical marker will be unveiled November 5

A cemetery unveiling and comments from Richland County Council representatives Seth Rose and Dahli Meyers were among the items on the agenda of the We Are Olympia Neighborhood Association monthly meeting Monday, October 16.

Neighborhood Association president Darla Oldham announced there will be an unveiling ceremony for the Olympia Cemetery Historical Marker Sunday, November 5 at the Olympia Cemetery on Granby Lane beginning at 2:00 p.m.

In other news, Meyers addressed concerns from residents regarding U.S.C. students. She said she has talked with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, the Columbia Police Department, and USC about students prior to the start of football season. Since the concerns linger, Meyers said she will contact all three entities again to see if more can be done.

Frustrations from Olympia residents about the students and what can be done have been a big concern for the area for some time. This past weekend did nothing to alleviate the problem as incidents of public urination and underage drinking topped the list of residents’ complaints.

Meyers said she is disturbed by the trend and has vowed to make some headway, getting the media involved if necessary.

She said she is pushing for a zero tolerance policy when it comes to students.

Other problems were a growing trash pile at 1135 Virginia Street and parking on the sidewalks.

Rose announced the Richland County Council approved the master plan for the Capital Mill Village, including funding of $ 75,000 from Richland County Council.

Rose said he sponsored the motion some time ago. He also said he is running for the state house of representative seat held by Representative James Smith, who recently announced he is running for Governor.

Oldham said the Olympia Festival and Quarry Crusher Run will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018.

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