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February 10, 1999
Introduced by Senators Holland, Elliott, Saleeby, Peeler and Giese
S. Printed 2/10/99--H.
Read the first time January 28, 1999.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 413), to request the Department of Transportation to name the new Wateree River Bridge, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
RICHARD M. QUINN, JR., for Committee.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO NAME THE NEW WATEREE RIVER BRIDGE LOCATED ON UNITED STATES HIGHWAYS 1 AND 601 BETWEEN CAMDEN AND LUGOFF IN HONOR OF COMMISSIONER BOBBY T. JONES.
Whereas, Commissioner Bobby T. Jones has been recognized for the many contributions he has made to the citizens of the State and of Kershaw County; and
Whereas, after Mr. Jones was born and raised in Bethune, South Carolina, he attended the University of South Carolina, received a Bachelor's degree from Campbell College, where he coached, and received a Masters degree from Western Carolina University. Subsequently, Commissioner Jones served for thirty years in the Kershaw County School System, as a teacher, coach, and Principal at Midway High School, which is now Midway Elementary School; and
Whereas, Mr. Jones continues to contribute to education by teaching Sunday School at the First Baptist Church in Camden where he is a member; and
Whereas, Commissioner Jones is married to Mary E. Jones, who also served for thirty years in the Kershaw County School System, as a teacher, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, and Superintendent. They have a daughter Susan who has worked as a teacher and a state employee; and
Whereas, he has served in numerous leadership capacities in Kershaw County, including as a member of the Zoning and Planning Commission, Chairman of the County Transportation Committee, and Chairman of the County Democratic Party; and
Whereas, Commissioner Jones is currently serving with distinction in his second term on the South Carolina Transportation Commission. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly hereby request the Department of Transportation to name the new Wateree River bridge located on United States Highways 1 and 601 between Camden and Lugoff the Bobby T. Jones bridge.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation and Commissioner Bobby T. Jones.
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