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Sponsors: Senator L. Martin
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Introduced in the Senate on May 31, 2012
Introduced in the House on June 5, 2012
Adopted by the General Assembly on June 7, 2012
Summary: Dr. Virgil Mitchell
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/31/2012 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 4) 5/31/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 4) 6/5/2012 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 6) 6/5/2012 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 6) 6/5/2012 House Introduced (House Journal-page 82) 6/5/2012 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 82) 6/6/2012 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 79) 6/7/2012 House Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence (House Journal-page 30)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
June 6, 2012
S. Printed 6/6/12--H.
Read the first time June 5, 2012.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 1566) to request that the Department of Transportation name the bridge located on Highway 137, between Norris and Liberty, that crosses the Twelve Mile River, 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 BRIDGE LOCATED ON HIGHWAY 137, BETWEEN NORRIS AND LIBERTY, THAT CROSSES THE TWELVE MILE RIVER, IN HONOR OF DR. VIRGIL MITCHELL, AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THE BRIDGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "DR. VIRGIL MITCHELL BRIDGE".
Whereas, on October 21, 2006, Dr. Virgil Mitchell passed away at the age of ninety-two; and
Whereas, Dr. Mitchell was a spiritual leader and a devoted alumnus of Southern Wesleyan University. He was named the institution's Alumnus of the Century in 1996 before his death; and
Whereas, Mitchell was born on a farm in Six Mile in 1914 and was the second of nine children. He graduated from Six Mile High School in 1934 and attended college at Wesleyan Methodist College, now named Southern Wesleyan University. In 1943 he completed his Th.B. degree and he further received a Doctor of Divinity degree from Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y. in 1964. In 1998 he was granted an honorary doctorate by Southern Wesleyan University; and
Whereas, Dr. Mitchell married Mary Parks, his college sweetheart, in March 1937 and they shared sixty-nine years of marriage and together they raised three children; and
Whereas, he began his ministry in 1934 and served as pastor and General Secretary of Extension and Evangelism. Mitchell was later elected as president of Southern Wesleyan University in 1968, but was elected general superintendent of the Wesleyan Church before he could take office. He served as general superintendent, the denomination's highest office, for twenty-one years; and
Whereas, after his retirement in 1984 at age 70, Mitchell was appointed as assistant to the president and chaplain of Southern Wesleyan and served in this capacity until 1994. He also served as a distinguished member of the Southern Wesleyan University Board of Trustees and designated as the first trustee emeritus in 1984; and
Whereas, following his retirement he was actively involved in Southern Wesleyan University. He was named Trustee Emeritus in 1984 and Alumnus of the Year in 1996; and
Whereas, Dr. Mitchell took an active role on the centennial planning committee of the university and had been present for celebrations of the 50th and 75th anniversaries; and
Whereas, it would be fitting and proper to recognize the accomplishments of this great man of God and son of South Carolina by naming the bridge located on Highway 137, between Norris and Liberty, that crosses the Twelve Mile River, in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, request that the Department of Transportation name the bridge located on Highway 137, between Norris and Liberty, that crosses the Twelve Mile River, in honor of Dr. Virgil Mitchell, and erect appropriate markers or signs at the bridge that contain the words "Dr. Virgil Mitchell Bridge".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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