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Sponsors: Reps. Garvin, Rutherford, Bales, Ballentine, Bernstein, Brawley, Finlay, Hart, Howard, McDaniel, Rose and Thigpen
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Introduced in the House on January 28, 2020
Introduced in the Senate on February 20, 2020
Adopted by the General Assembly on May 12, 2020
Summary: Reverend Blakely N. Scott Intersection; Richland County
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/28/2020 House Introduced (House Journal-page 27) 1/28/2020 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 27) 2/19/2020 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 3) 2/20/2020 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 22) 2/20/2020 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 6) 2/20/2020 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 6) 3/12/2020 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 5) 5/12/2020 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence (Senate Journal-page 64)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 12, 2020
Introduced by Reps. Garvin, Rutherford, Bales, Ballentine, Bernstein, Brawley, Finlay, Hart, Howard, McDaniel, Rose and Thigpen
S. Printed 3/12/20--S.
Read the first time February 20, 2020.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF LADY STREET AND MILLWOOD AVENUE IN THE CITY OF COLUMBIA "REVEREND BLAKELY N. SCOTT INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE SIGNS OR MARKERS AT THIS INTERSECTION CONTAINING THESE WORDS.
Whereas, it is with great pleasure that the South Carolina House of Representatives honors those individuals who give tirelessly of themselves to nurture the souls of men. The Reverend Blakely N. Scott, pastor of First Nazareth Baptist Church in Columbia, stands among their number as an outstanding minister of the Gospel, one much admired by colleagues, congregation, and area residents at large; and
Whereas, this native of Columbia and son of Blakely, Jr., and Lillie Mae Scott is a graduate of Palmer College, the University of South Carolina, Morris College School of Religion, and the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He received a doctor of divinity degree in May 1993 from Morris College; and
Whereas, a life member of First Nazareth Baptist Church, Pastor Scott was licensed to preach by the congregation of his church in 1974. In 1975, he was ordained by the Wateree Baptist Association-Upper Division. He served as pastor of Mill Creek Baptist Church of Lykesland for two years and then was called to Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Hopkins, where he served until 2017. He became pastor of First Nazareth Baptist in 1979; and
Whereas, Pastor Scott also serves as moderator of the Midlands Baptist Association, Inc. In 1998, he retired from Benedict College, where he began as assistant director of Auxiliary Services and later served as college minister and instructor of religion and philosophy. In past years, he served as moderator of the Wateree Baptist Association-Upper Division, dean of the Young People's Christian Assembly-Benedict College, and assistant secretary and secretary of the Gethsemane Baptist Association. Until 2017, he was on the Morris College School of Religion Extension Program faculty; and
Whereas, in addition, Pastor Scott serves his community in various capacities. He has served on the Baptist Medical Center Hospice Board, Community Care Board, Connie Maxwell Children's Home Advisory Board, and Columbia Housing Development Corporation Board. He is a former member of the KOBAN Board in Columbia and Morris College Board of Trustees in Sumter; and
Whereas, in recognition of his spirit of excellence and committed service to the people of South Carolina, Blakely Scott has been granted various awards, among them the prestigious Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian honor; and
Whereas, under the more than forty-year pastorate of Blakely Scott, First Nazareth Baptist Church has enjoyed many milestone achievements, some of the more recent being the launching of a radio ministry, Baptist Training Union, Sunday evening worship, women's conference, internet broadcasting, and veterans ministry, as well as the dedication of a new sanctuary and celebration of the church's one hundred thirty-fifth anniversary; and
Whereas, Pastor Scott and his wife, Mary, are the proud parents of two adult daughters, Mina Scott Barnes and M'Lilian L. Scott; and
Whereas, to recognize his many accomplishments it would be fitting and proper to name the intersection located at the junction of Lady Street and Millwood Avenue in the City of Columbia in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly request the Department of Transportation name the intersection located at the junction of Lady Street and Millwood Avenue in the City of Columbia "Reverend Blakely N. Scott Intersection" and erect appropriate signs or markers at this intersection containing these words.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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