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Sponsors: Rep. Ott
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 1076
Introduced in the House on March 25, 2004
Introduced in the Senate on March 31, 2004
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 13, 2004
Summary: T.M. "Babe" Nelson Memorial named
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/25/2004 House Introduced HJ-22 3/25/2004 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-22 3/30/2004 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-24 3/31/2004 House Adopted, sent to Senate HJ-20 3/31/2004 Senate Introduced SJ-15 3/31/2004 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-15 4/7/2004 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation SJ-3 4/13/2004 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence SJ-20
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
April 7, 2004
S. Printed 4/7/04--S.
Read the first time March 31, 2004.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO NAME THE PORTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 6 IN CALHOUN COUNTY THAT PASSES THROUGH THE TOWN OF ST. MATTHEWS, THE "T. M. 'BABE' NELSON MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND TO ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT BOTH POINTS WHERE SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 6 CROSSES THE ST. MATTHEWS TOWN LIMIT CONTAINING THE WORDS "T. M. 'BABE' NELSON MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TOWN OF ST. MATTHEWS, CALHOUN COUNTY, THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND THIS NATION.
Whereas, the late Honorable T. M. "Babe" Nelson was born on February 7, 1912, was a graduate of St. Matthews High School, and attended the University of South Carolina; and
Whereas, he served his country with distinction as a member of the United State Army during World War II; and
Whereas, Mr. Nelson was married to Mary Lena Baskin of Bishopville, and together they reared two daughters and were blessed with eight grandchildren; and
Whereas, he served for three terms as mayor of the town of St. Matthews, eight years as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, and upon leaving the House of Representatives served on the South Carolina Industrial/Workers' Compensation Commission, where he became Chairman and served on the Commission until he retired; and
Whereas, he received numerous honors, and awards, and recognition including the Rotary Club Citizen of the Year, Lower Savannah Outstanding Senior Citizen, and the Order of the Palmetto; and
Whereas, Mr. Nelson was a model member of his community who dedicated his time and talents to a variety of causes and organizations and was an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church of St. Matthews where he served as Chairman of the Board and Finance Committee; and
Whereas, he passed away on Thanksgiving Day, 1989; and
Whereas, the General Assembly is proud to recognize the service and accomplishments of the Honorable T. M. "Babe" Nelson and considers it fitting that the South Carolina Department of Transportation name a portion of South Carolina Highway 6 in Calhoun County in his memory. 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 South Carolina Department of Transportation to name the portion of South Caroling Highway 6 in Calhoun County that passes through the town of St. Matthews, the "T. M. 'Babe' Nelson Memorial Highway" and to erect appropriate markers or signs at both points where South Carolina Highway 6 crosses the St. Matthews town limit containing the words "T. M. 'Babe' Nelson Memorial Highway" in recognition of his many contributions to the town of St. Matthews, Calhoun County, the State of South Carolina, and this nation.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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