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Introduced in the Senate on May 1, 2012
Introduced in the House on May 9, 2012
Adopted by the General Assembly on May 16, 2012
Summary: Edward L. Stevenson Jr. Memorial Highway
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/1/2012 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 5) 5/1/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 5) 5/2/2012 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 5) 5/3/2012 Scrivener's error corrected 5/8/2012 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 13) 5/9/2012 House Introduced 5/9/2012 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 16) 5/15/2012 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 31) 5/16/2012 House Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence (House Journal-page 26)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
May 15, 2012
S. Printed 5/15/12--H.
Read the first time May 9, 2012.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 1501) to request that the Department of Transportation name the portion of South Carolina Highway 34 in Fairfield County from its intersection with Douglas Road to its intersection with, 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 PORTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 34 IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH DOUGLAS ROAD TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH CLARKE BRIDGE ROAD "EDWARD L. STEVENSON, JR. MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "EDWARD L. STEVENSON, JR. MEMORIAL HIGHWAY".
Whereas, Edward L. Stevenson, Jr. was born in Fairfield County, South Carolina on February 12, 1916, and except for brief periods where he was working in Berkeley, Charleston, and McCormick Counties, he lived his entire life in Fairfield County. In 1940 he married the lovely Mittie Cannon and they had two children, Diane and Lonnie Edward; and
Whereas, Edward, or "Little Ed" as he was affectionately called by friends and neighbors, graduated from Monticello High School; and
Whereas, he was a man of strong character whose words were his bond and who had a great affection for Fairfield County and its people; and
Whereas, at the young age of eighteen Edward went into the "pulp" wood business and rapidly became an investor in timber and timber lands. At the age of twenty-two he contracted with the South Carolina Public Service Authority which was cutting and clearing 177,000 acres of swamp land for Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie. He often lived for weeks at a time in the swamps with his timber crews; and
Whereas, by the early forties he was one of the largest timber producers in the southeastern United States. Upon completion of the "Santee Cooper" job, he promptly became involved in the timbering and clearing of the U.S. Naval Ammunitions site and after this he began timbering and clearing the Hartwell Lake site for the Clarks Hill Dam; and
Whereas, as an example of his ingenuity and hard work, in the 1960's, in his mid-forties, he sold over 6,000 acres of land and timber to several paper companies; and
Whereas, making money was not all there was to Edward Stevenson. It was not unusual for Edward to lend money for homes and businesses, pay for college expenses, and even music lessons for friends and neighbors; and
Whereas, while his civic interest never included running for public office, he was a founder or financier of community enterprises such as Fairfield Development Company and many political campaigns; and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper to recognize this great son of South Carolina by naming a portion of South Carolina Highway 34 in Fairfield 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 portion of South Carolina Highway 34 in Fairfield County from its intersection with Jackson Creek Road to its intersection with Douglas Road "Edward L. Stevenson, Jr. Memorial Highway" and erect appropriate markers or signs along this highway that contain the words "Edward L. Stevenson, Jr. Memorial Highway".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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