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Southeastern Community College has increased its focus on public safety training recently, and that emphasis is reflected in the college’s county budget request for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1. 

During a Feb. 27 presentation to the Columbus County Board of Commissioners, SCC President Chris English explained that the college’s largest proposed capital project for the upcoming year involves constructing a storage unit to house a fire truck donated by Whiteville Fire Department and pouring a cement pad that will serve as the base for a new fire training tower. The price tag for the project is $170,000. The college will pay for the $155,000 tower itself using other funds.