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Sinkhole UPDATE

January 8, 2013

After a contractor mobilizes equipment tonight, crews go to work tomorrow to fix a sinkhole in Westminster. City utility crews today worked to isolate the washout that collapsed a small part of the Windsor Street pavement. What caused this? City Administrator David Smith, “I think you can chalk it up to aging infrastructure.”  

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Special night at Walhalla High

January 8, 2013

On the night of January 22 at Walhalla High, the focus will be on the first year of high school. The annual Freshmen Focus Parent Night for rising 9th graders will take place at 6 o’clock, featuring a meal in the cafeteria. Rising freshmen and their parents have the chance to meet administrators, faculty class…

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What’s spent on classroom instruction?

January 8, 2013

From a budget that exceeded $100 million, Oconee public schools spent nearly $61 million on instruction. A breakdown of expenditures from the school district’s FY 2012 audit report shows 54% was spent on face-to-face teaching, which covers the costs of teachers, substitutes, and instructional assistants. During the school year that ended last June, the district…

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How well are the state police doing?

January 8, 2013

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division is scheduled for an on-site assessment of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations,…

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Westminster sinkhole

January 8, 2013

Westminster utility crews are working to repair a washout that has created sinkhole conditions along Windsor Street. City Administrator David Smith says a two-to-three foot section of the asphalt street in front of Oconee Implements gave way to the pressure from below. So far, crews have traced a water leak that is channeling along a…

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Call for volunteers

January 8, 2013

Seneca could use your help in staging events that will highlight the city’s notable leaders, from the Reconstruction Period through the Civil Rights Movement. According to Dr. John Martin, volunteers are needed for events to take place during Black History Month, all month during February in Seneca. Martin is the director and curator of the…

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New school to be JRSA customer

January 8, 2013

The new Walhalla High School on highway 11, scheduled for a 2015 opening, will add 2,400 gallons of wastewater a day to be processed by the county’s Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant in Seneca. The flow is to be metered by the city of Walhalla. Bob Winchester, executive director of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, announced…

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Push for additional Seneca seats at JRSA

January 8, 2013

At the request of the city administrator, the Seneca mayor will pick up the phone this morning and formally request that the member-customers of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority grant the city additional seats at the JRSA commission board. And once Mayor Dan Alexander makes the request, the matter is to be added to the…

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JRSA elects officers

January 8, 2013

A Walhalla representative will chair the Joint Regional Sewer Authority. And a Seneca man will be number two in the pecking order. Scott Parris, Walhalla utilities director, moved from interim chairman to chairman. Parris was elected without opposition to succeed Westminster’s Howard Adams, who recently resigned. Westminster’s Rhett Smith, who nominated Parris, said it’s only…

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Meth charges against four Walhallans

January 7, 2013

The police in Walhalla say they have taken down a meth laboratory at a home near the former Avondale Manufacturing Plant. Acting on a complaint, the police arrived late Friday afternoon at a home at 2 Keowee Street, arrested four residents, and confiscated what Chief Ronald Wilbanks described as bottles and other materials used in…

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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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