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April 27, 2004
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To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 5162) to direct the Department of Transportation to name the interchange at United States Highway 701 and South Carolina Highway 9 Bypass in Horry County the "Davis Heniford, Jr. Interchange", etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
ROBERT W. LEACH, SR. for Committee.
TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO NAME THE INTERCHANGE AT UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 701 AND SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 9 BYPASS IN HORRY COUNTY THE "DAVIS HENIFORD, JR. INTERCHANGE" AND TO ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS REFLECTING THE NAME OF THE INTERCHANGE.
Whereas, Davis Heniford, Jr., of Horry County graduated from Loris High School in 1943; and
Whereas, a patriotic and loyal American, he served with distinction in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946; and
Whereas, upon his return, he pursued and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from Clemson University in 1950; and
Whereas, he is the devoted husband of Althea Todd Heniford and the proud father of seven children and grandfather of twelve; and
Whereas, during the 1950's, he formed and owned LP Gas Corporation, and in 1961 he started his successful resort real estate and development company, now known as East Coast Realty Corporation in North Myrtle Beach; and
Whereas, venturing into the bank business in 1979, he became involved with the purchase of the Bank of Bethune resulting in the formation of Sandhills Bank which he currently owns; and
Whereas, an astute businessman as well as dedicated family man, Mr. Heniford also found time to serve his community and State in many ways; and
Whereas, he served as Chairman of the Horry County Airport Commission from 1968 to 1982, represented the 15th Judicial Circuit on the South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation Commission from 1982 to 1986, and represented former Governor Richard Riley on the Department of Highways and Public Transportation Commission from 1986 to 1987; and
Whereas, during his tenure on the commission, Mr. Heniford chaired the Highway Patrol Committee bringing innovative ideas and solutions to this critical and important law enforcement area, developed the Strategic Highway Initiative and played a key role in planning for highways throughout the State, specifically the planning for the Conway Bypass and Carolina Bays Parkway, and he was instrumental in securing the funding for the construction and completion of the widening of South Carolina Highway 9 to four lanes from North Myrtle Beach to Loris and into western Horry County; and
Whereas, he sacrificed so much of his time, talents, and energy over the years for the benefit of the locals and tourists alike and is the true architect of the highway system in Horry County; and
Whereas, the South Carolina General Assembly is proud to recognize the exemplary service that Davis Heniford provided to the South Carolina Department of Transportation, to the State, and to Horry County in particular. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, direct the Department of Transportation to name the interchange at United States Highway 701 and South Carolina Highway 9 Bypass in Horry County the "Davis Heniford, Jr. Interchange" and to erect appropriate markers or signs reflecting the name of the interchange.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation and to Mr. Davis Heniford, Jr.
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