Lexington County Council votes to repeal blue laws

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Lexington County has become the latest county in South Carolina to overturn its blue laws which prevented a number of items from being sold before 1:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Multiple media outlets report the County Council voted unanimously Thursday to lift the ban immediately. The county in the suburbs of Columbia was the last urban area to hold on to the laws.

The decision to get rid of the blue laws came the same month giant online retailer Amazon.com announced it was building a warehouse in the county that would bring 1,250 jobs.

Several people at the meeting spoke in favor of the blue laws, saying they allow employees to go to church without feeling pressure to work on Sundays.



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