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BJWSA’s Sexton honored

The South Carolina American Water Works Association (SCAWWA) has honored Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority’s Water Operations Manager Kevin Sexton with the Meritorious Service Operator Award for 2020.

“This award is given to a certified water works operator for outstanding performance as a water plant operator based on health department standards for excellence in operation and maintenance.”

Sexton began working in the water field straight from high school as a meter reader for the City of Beaufort in 1990, transferring to BJWSA in 1994. He changed roles to water operator trainee in 1996 and was promoted to supervisor. After much experience and many accumulated licenses later, in 2015, he became BJWSA’s Water
Operations Manager.

SCDMV resumes testing

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, the SCDMV will resume offering skills tests for non-commercial vehicle drivers who want to obtain standard (Class D) driver’s licenses. Skills tests will be offered by appointment only, Monday through Friday, at 23 SCDMV Branch Office locations across the state (including Beaufort) as well as one day per week at an additional 10 SCDMV locations.

The SCDMV suspended Class D skills tests in mid-March in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. Upon resuming skills testing, agency examiners will temporarily evaluate applicants using a modified version of the skills test that evaluates critical driver competencies while adhering to social distancing recommendations.

The modified skills test leverages national driver’s license standards from the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators and will be used until the SCDMV deems it appropriate to return to standard skills testing. Applicants who successfully complete the modified skills test and meet all other licensing requirements are eligible for South Carolina Class D licenses.