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5225Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020502Primary Sponsor: AllenAll Sponsors: AllenDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22539cm02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020514Subject: Davis, Sr., Otis M., Augusta Road bridge in Greenville County named forHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020612 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20020514 Adopted, returned to House with concurrence Senate 20020509 Introduced, placed on Calendar without reference House 20020509 Adopted, sent to Senate House 20020508 Committee report: Favorable 24 HIMR House 20020502 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill Revised on May 8, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 9, 2002 - Word format Revised on June 12, 2002 - Word format
May 9, 2002
L. Printed 5/9/02--S. [SEC 6/12/02 3:03 PM]
Read the first time May 9, 2002.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE AUGUSTA ROAD BRIDGE THAT CROSSES INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 85 IN GREENVILLE COUNTY IN HONOR OF THE LATE MR. OTIS C. DAVIS, SR., AND INSTALL APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS CONTAINING THE WORDS "OTIS C. DAVIS, SR. MEMORIAL BRIDGE".
Whereas, Mr. Otis C. Davis, Sr., was born on May 13, 1910, and died on February 15, 2000, in Greenville County, the son of the late Richard and Tina Garrett Davis; and
Whereas, in 1929, he married the late Ella Dixon Davis and together they were the parents of thirteen children; and
Whereas, he attended Bakers Chapel School and was reared on a large farm where he developed a love for animals and nature; and
Whereas, Mr. Davis operated a large-scale farm for many years, briefly worked in a sawmill, and ultimately became the first black building contractor in the Greenville area; and
Whereas, using his talents to help many black individuals become home owners, he developed several housing subdivisions in Greenville County which include ones on Maudie Street and Theresa Drive; and
Whereas, he also built or renovated more than forty area churches and was the contractor for the Ghana Motel, one of the first motels for black individuals; and
Whereas, Mr. Davis was a faithful member of the Rock Hill Baptist Church for more than sixty years where he served as Chairman of the Deacon's Board and Sunday School Superintendent; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, request the Department of Transportation name the Augusta Road Bridge that crosses Interstate Highway 85 in Greenville County in honor of the late Mr. Otis C. Davis, Sr., a distinguished son of South Carolina. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request the Department of Transportation to name the Augusta Road Bridge that crosses Interstate Highway 85 in Greenville County in honor of the late Mr. Otis C. Davis, Sr., and install appropriate markers or signs at the bridge containing the words "Otis C. Davis, Sr. Memorial Bridge" to recognize his numerous and outstanding accomplishments.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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