Blue laws a thing of the past in Lexington County

      Lexington (WACH) -- Closed signs in front of businesses on Sunday morning are a thing of the past in Lexington County.

      Lexington County Council did away with the blue laws in place with a unanimous vote during a special meeting Thursday night.

      In the third and final reading of the ordinance, council members lifted the law that prohibited many businesses to open before 1:30 p.m. on Sundays.

      A heavy force in the decision was the fact that has agreed to open a distribution center near Cayce. The blue laws would have prohibited them from being open during those hours.

      The new ordinance takes place starting this Sunday.