South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

Bill 491

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A concurrent RESOLUTION

to request the department of transportation name the portion of south carolina highway 34 in fairfield county from the newberry/fairfield county line to state road s-20-99 "Johnny peoples memorial highway" and erect appropriate markers or signs along this portion of highway containing these words.

Whereas, Mr. Johnny Peoples was born on February 12, 1943, in Blair, South Carolina, and departed his earthly life on February 22, 2019. He was the son of the late Willia Peoples Coleman and Roy Coleman and was raised by his grandmother Bessie Peoples. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Lucille Metz Peoples; and

Whereas, Mr. Peoples was a graduate of McCrorey Liston High School in Blair and received a bachelor's degree in business education from Benedict College; and

Whereas, he began his teaching career in Manning, South Carolina, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio where he began a career with the Job Corps. During his career, Mr. Peoples was a teacher, manager, and director at numerous Job Corps Centers across the United States and in Kingston, Jamaica; and

Whereas, upon his return to South Carolina, Mr. Peoples was employed by the South Carolina Employment Security Commission which became the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce from 2009 through 2011 and was director of the Veterans Affairs Office for Fairfield County from March 3, 2014 through June 30, 2016; and

Whereas, his goal was to help others achieve and live the best lives possible. He strived to assist everyone he met and encountered to show them the best road in life; and

Whereas, upon his return to Blair, Mr. Peoples became a faithful and dedicated member of Gethsemane Baptist Church, founded the Blair Coalition of Churches, and the annual Blair Family Day Parade, now in its sixteenth year; and

Whereas, it would be fitting and proper to recognize the achievements of this son of the Palmetto State by naming a portion of 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 South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, request the Department of Transportation name the portion of South Carolina Highway 34 in Fairfield County from the Newberry/Fairfield County line to State Road S-20-99 "Johnny Peoples Memorial Highway" 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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