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March 7, 2000
Introduced by Reps. Hamilton, Cato, Easterday, Leach, Loftis, McMahand, Rice, Tripp, Vaughn and Wilkins
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Read the first time March 1, 2000.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO NAME THE PORTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 253 FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH REID SCHOOL ROAD TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 290 IN GREENVILLE COUNTY IN HONOR OF REVEREND JAMES H. THOMPSON, AND TO PLACE APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ON THE HIGHWAY REFLECTING THIS DESIGNATION.
Whereas, Reverend James H. Thompson was born in the Taylors Community of Greenville County on July 8, 1928, the son of Lawrence Edwin Thompson and Esther Wood Thompson; and
Whereas, he began preaching the Gospel in 1948 and after twenty-four years as a fulltime pastor, he entered the field of Christian Broadcasting; and
Whereas, Reverend Thompson is President of Carolina Christian Broadcasting, Inc., Dove Broadcasting, Inc.; and
Whereas, he founded WGGS TV-16 in Greenville, South Carolina, twenty-six years ago; and
Whereas, Reverend Thompson has touched the lives of thousands of men and women through his ministry and has received numerous awards in the field of Christian Broadcasting; and
Whereas, in 1956, he founded and organized Faith Temple Church, where he served as pastor for thirty years and now serves as Pastor Emeritus; and
Whereas, it is fitting that the portion of South Carolina Highway 253 from its intersection with Reid School Road to its intersection with South Carolina Highway 290 in Greenville County be named in honor of this outstanding Minister of the Gospel. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly by this resolution, request the Department of Transportation to name the portion of South Carolina Highway 253 from its intersection with Reid School Road to its intersection with South Carolina Highway 290 in Greenville County as "Reverend James H. Thompson Road", and to place appropriate markers or sign on this road reflecting this designation.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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