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Sponsors: Rep. R. Williams
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3873
Introduced in the House on March 9, 2021
Currently residing in the House Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions
Summary: Col. Christopher Williamson Road - HCR
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/9/2021 House Introduced (House Journal-page 6) 3/9/2021 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 6)
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TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF SOCIETY HILL ROAD IN DARLINGTON COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH GREENFIELD ROAD TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 34 "COLONEL CHRISTOPHER N. WILLIAMSON ROAD" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY CONTAINING THESE WORDS.
Whereas, Colonel Christopher N. Williamson, a native of Darlington, attended Rosenwald High School in Society Hill where he excelled in academics and athletics. It was his athletic prowess that earned him a track scholarship to Fayetteville State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1985. Upon graduation, he returned home and began a career in law enforcement with the South Carolina Department of Corrections, followed by a stint with the Darlington County Sheriff's Department; and
Whereas, in 1988 he joined the South Carolina Highway Patrol, completing the Highway Patrol Academy in May of that year. Through hard work and dedicated service to the people of this great State, he was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 1998, Lieutenant in 2001, Captain in 2003, Lieutenant Colonel in 2011, and he served as Deputy Commander of the South Carolina Highway Patrol; and
Whereas, on June 30, 2017, Williamson was bestowed the honor of being named Commander of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, becoming the first African-American commander to lead this law enforcement agency; and
Whereas, during his storied law enforcement career, he earned a master's degree in Clinical and Behavioral Counseling from Webster University. He went on to found Williamson Forward Progress Youth Services Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides services to youths and their families that include mentoring, discipline, behavioral intervention, and anger management, among others; and
Whereas, he is married to Deloris Williamson and together they are the proud parents of two daughters, Krissy and Daysha. They also have two granddaughters, Kristina and Kailyn. A strong believer in serving his community, he is a member of numerous organizations and serves on several boards statewide; and
Whereas, it would be fitting and proper to recognize this son of South Carolina for his lifelong commitment to serving and protecting the citizens of this State by having a highway interchange named in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request the Department of Transportation name the portion of Society Hill Road in Darlington County from its intersection with Greenfield Road to its intersection with South Carolina Highway 34 "Colonel Christopher N. Williamson Road" and erect appropriate markers or signs along this portion of highway containing these words.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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