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News Briefs

The City of Newberry Police Department was reaccredited by the SC Police Accreditation Coalition in March. The SC Law Enforcement Association Accreditation Program is a voluntary effort to promote professional improvement among law enforcement agencies in ways that meet community needs and reflect professional law enforcement practices. 

The City of Greer’s new Class 1 rating for its fire protection services, issued by the Insurance Service Office, took effect in May. The rating is the highest possible for fire services, and can allow for reductions in the area’s insurance rates. 

The City of Newberry, Greer Commission of Public Works, Gaffney Board of Public Works and Laurens Commission of Public Works were among 129 public utilities to be recognized with the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2020. 

Sherron Skipper, city clerk for the City of Hartsville, received the SC Municipal Finance Officers, Clerks and Treasurers Association Professional Achievement Award at the MFOCTA Spring Meeting. The award recognizes dedicated service to municipal government.