Quiet Walhalla to get busy!

In his crystal ball, Walhalla Mayor Danny Edwards can see a lot of activity for his normally quiet city. And it begins this weekend with the 35th Oktoberfest. Sertoma Field is beginning to take shape for the three-day weekend. This year’s celebration, for those who can remember, will for the first time feature a ferris wheel. There are to be TV monitors Saturday night to allow Oktoberfest goers to keep track of the Clemson-Florida State game.  But once the city’s celebration of its Germanic roots is completed, Mayor Edwards says a lot more is on the way, including Streetscape, the remark of a four-block section of downtown, along a utility project on the mill hill, the start of construction on a new county jail and, as the mayor explained last night, he’s hopeful for more news about the Inn at the Courthouse project.  At City Hall, council approved a contract for Seamon-Whiteside, a Greenville company, to design Streetscape plans.  According to Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell, the company’s personnel will be compensated at the rate of $100-$150 an hour for its work.  That work product is to then be submitted to a second company to do the actual construction.