A photography partnership
The board of the Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission today received a framed copy of the latest nature photography contest that the commission helps sponsor.
Michael Seymour and Jay Wham, representing the Laurens County Soil & Water Conservation District, made the presentation to Ted Davenport, chairman of the LCW&SC board, at the board's regular monthly meeting this morning at the commission office. After the meeting, Seymour and Wham were off to a meeting of the S&WC District. They presented a framed copy of Focus of The Laurens County Advertiser featuring the winning photos from last year's contest.
LCW&SC makes a gallery of the nature photography in the hallways of its office on Hwy 221S, Laurens. Photos from the 2012 contest are now being replaced with 2015 winners, so the 2012 pictures are going back to their artists. The 2016 contest is going on now with the themes, Butterflies and Barns. Info on how to enter is on the Laurens County Soil & Water Conservation District website.
Seymour thanked the board for its continuing partnership with this project, showing off the wonders of nature in Laurens County. The two agencies, along with others, assist with community projects that include Team Ecology, a four-day seminar for third graders in Districts 56 and 55 learning environmental awareness at the Joe Adair Outdoor Education Center in Laurens.
The LCW&SC board received June reports, as the fiscal year is winding up, showing an increase in operating revenues and decrease in expenses, and was updated on 4 projects - Greenville Water System meter at Scuffletown Road, water line on Fairview Road, South Hampton water and sewer upgrades in Joanna, and Lydia Mill (Clinton) sewer rehab.
Several other projects are on-going, and to that end, the board authorized a new United Community Bank checking account to comply with FEMA requirements. Voting unanimously, the board adopted a resolution authorizing the new account and setting the signature card authorized signers for withdrawal from the account.
The LCW&SC board meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month, 8:15 am in the commission office. More from the July 26 meeting with be in the Aug. 3 issue of The Clinton Chronicle.