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State Street Bridge Closed For Construction • Beginning Tuesday, December 8

During the Greenwood County Commission meeting, on Monday, December 7, Road and Bridge Supervisor Darrel Chrisman told Greenwood County Commissioners that work to State Street bridge would begin on Tuesday, December 8 and the road will remain closed for two weeks while the project is being completed.

Greenwood County Commissioners Approved Resolution Mandating Masks Be Worn

Editor’s Note: During a special meeting Monday evening, the county commissioners approved a resolution that requires masks be worn in public places throughout Greenwood County, effective at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8. This will remain in effect until removed by the county commissioners. Additional details from the special meeting will be included in next week’s edition.

Martell Attended Last Meeting Serving As Eureka City Administrator

On Monday, November 23, Ian Martell attended his final City Council meeting while serving as Administrator for the City of Eureka. Martell, who announced his pending retirement during the council meeting held on September 28, was slated to conclude his 12- year career on Monday, November 30. “Thank you to the city of Eureka for the opportunity to serve. It’s been challenging, sometimes frustrating, but always rewarding. It has been an important chapter in my life, but needless to say, I am looking forward to the next chapter,” said Martell.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

President of the Eureka Chamber of Commerce, Steve Brown attended the Eureka City Council meeting held on Monday, November 23, to request the closure of Main Street between the 100 and 300 blocks. Brown told council members that plans for a Christmas parade were underway, noting that the event was tentatively scheduled for December 5 and would begin at approximately 7 p.m. He noted that the barricades would be removed at around 9 p.m. Plans for a visit from Santa are also in the works, according to Brown, who told officials that he had spoken to the Greenwood County Health Department and plans were made with public health in mind. He noted that should local COVID-19 numbers worsen, the event would be canceled if advised to do so. Brown received approval for the street clo sure. Due to COVID-19, the annual Breakfast with Santa event, hosted by the Harmony Sunflowers 4-H Club, was cancelled. In keeping with public health precautions, no carriage rides will be held. Brown also shared that the Living Nativity would not be held this year.

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