Jeffrey is a senior majoring in journalism and minoring in sport and entertainment management at the University of South Carolina. He has written for CollegeBaseballDaily.com and ChatSports.com, along with his blog titled “Griffin’s Starting Lineup.”
Jeffrey served as a vehicle mechanic in the United States Air Force for six years before attending the University …of South Carolina. While in the Air Force, he completed tours overseas to both Iraq and the Republic of Korea.
He’s married to Jessica Griffin, and they have two dogs, Ralph and Snoop. Jeffrey is a big fan of anything related to football or baseball and loves writing about any aspect of either sports.
Plans for building a new orbital activated sludge waste water treatment plant with an estimated construction cost of $12.2 million moved forward Tuesday with action by the Chapin Town Council.
Council was advised that the town’s existing treatment plant has a capacity of 1.2 million gallons per day, (which equates to approximately 4,000 taps), and has already sold more than 1,000 taps over capacity. In addition, SCDHEC has recently imposed a 35 percent load restriction, which further impacts the plant’s capacity.
Utilities Director Andy Metts said that if council were to take no action, a moratorium on sewer tap sales by the town would be necessary very soon.
Council members were in general agreement that sewer plant expansion is necessary, but they argued over whether the council should delay the permitting process by requiring that the firm which will be tasked with developing the design of the plant and overseeing construction be chosen through a bidding as required by Town Code. (The Firm of Hussey, Gay, Bell was selected from among three proposers earlier this year based on professional qualifications to prepare a preliminary engineering report.)
Laura Hilton Culler, of Chapin, has been named Director of Finance and Administration Support for the Town of Chapin, succeeding Carl Stevens.
She served there as Accountant, Trust Manager, and Legislative Lobbyist manager until May 2003.
She was promoted to Billing Manager in June 2003 and served in that position for eight years. She supervised and assisted the Billing and Accounts Receivable staff,was responsible for the Electronic Billing Process from set up of new clients or matters to billing and collection, and was Project Manager for implementation of new document image software – Expert Image. She prepared the Firm’s monthly internal Financial Statements and was responsible for the preparation and management of schedules and documents for the yearly audit and tax.
She was named Controller at the McNair Law Firm in September 2011 and has held that position five years. She supervised and assisted the Accounts Payable, Billing and Accounts Receivable staff. She was responsible for the general ledger including the preparation of the Firm’s monthly internal Financial Statements and preparation and management of all schedules and documents for the annual audit and tax. She assisted in Financial Management and analysis as requested and prepared monthly bank reconciliations.
Carl Stevens, who had held the Finance and Administration position at Chapin since March 2015, and is resigning his position in July to accept other employment.