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Sponsors: Senator Ford
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Introduced in the Senate on April 10, 2012
Introduced in the House on April 19, 2012
Adopted by the General Assembly on May 1, 2012
Summary: James J. French Intersection
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/10/2012 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 11) 4/10/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 11) 4/12/2012 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 4) 4/17/2012 Scrivener's error corrected 4/18/2012 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 43) 4/19/2012 House Introduced (House Journal-page 10) 4/19/2012 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 10) 4/26/2012 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 5) 4/27/2012 Scrivener's error corrected 5/1/2012 House Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence (House Journal-page 73)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
April 26, 2012
S. Printed 4/26/12--H. [SEC 4/27/12 2:07 PM]
Read the first time April 19, 2012.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 1418) to request that the Department of Transportation name the intersection located at the juncture of United States Highway 17 and Magnolia Road in Charleston County, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
LISTON D. BARFIELD for Committee.
TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTURE OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 17 AND MAGNOLIA ROAD IN CHARLESTON COUNTY "JAMES J. FRENCH INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERSECTION THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "JAMES J. FRENCH INTERSECTION".
Whereas, Mr. James J. French forged a prestigious career as a retired United States Navy Chief Journalist and as Editor of the Charleston Chronicle which he founded in 1971; and
Whereas, as a youth, Jim had an obsessive interest in writing. His early exposure to journalism began when he worked with black-owned weekly newspapers in Kansas and later with the Michigan Chronicle in Detroit; and
Whereas, during his military service, Jim served as a photo-journalist with the Navy's All Hands magazine. He also served as a station manager for both radio and television stations on naval bases in Spain, Cuba, and Puerto Rico; and
Whereas, he has interviewed numerous world-famous personalities that include President Dwight Eisenhower, Fidel Castro, the Queen of Greece, and actress, Ava Gardner; and
Whereas, during the Vietnam War he received numerous awards that included the Bronze Star and the Presidential Citation; and
Whereas, under his leadership the Charleston Chronicle has received recognition from the South Carolina Press Association, and received special recognition on many occasions from the National Newspapers Publishers Association; and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper to recognize the many contributions that Mr. James J. French has made to this State and our Nation by naming an intersection in Charleston County in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request that the Department of Transportation name the intersection located at the juncture of United States Highway 17 and Magnolia Road in Charleston County "James J. French Intersection" and erect appropriate markers or signs at this intersection that contain the words "James J. French Intersection".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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