Heritage groups honor JROTC students On May 15th Beaufort's Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and Gen. Richard H. Anderson Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) honored two of Battery Creek High School's top Marine JROTC Cadets.
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Jody Henson of the SAR presented Cadet GySgt Casey Holmes with the SAR SSgt Esau Patterson, Jr. Bronze Medal in recognition of his exhibiting strong personal traits of leadership, military bearing and discipline during the past school year. The award is named in honor of a former Ridgeland High School recipient of the award who L-R: Gerald Wynn SCV and Cadet 2nd Lt. Niels was killed in Iraq in 2004. McCullers.
Gerald Wynn of the SCV presented Cadet 2nd Lt. Niels McCullers with the H. L. Hunley Medal, named for the Confederate Submarine and first submersible craft to sink a vessel in combat. McCullers was recognized for his demonstration of strong Corps values, honor, courage and commitment to his unit during the 2008 - 2009 school year. Pictures by Jody Henson
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L-R: Lt. Col. Ray Ganas, USMC Ret and SMI; Cadet GySgt Casey Holmes; Jody Henson SAR.
New formula means more Lady’s Island roads might be paved by Rick Butler, LIBPA Transportation Representative Lady’s Islanders living on County-owned dirt roads got a real boost toward eventual paving of their dusty potholed streets with the adoption of a new formula for allocating scarce state funds. Beaufort County Transportation Advisory Committee’s overhaul of its formula for prioritizing its recommendations for future paving projects resulted in moving all of Lady’s Island’s dirt roads higher on the list. With nearly 260 miles of still unpaved public roads, competition for paving priority is intense throughout the county. On the latest county-wide priority list, Lady’s Island dirt roads moved up to the following positions,: Central Drive, 1; East River Drive, 2; Trotter’s Loop, 11; West River Drive, 12; and the longest remaining dirt road in our county, Johnson’s Landing Road, 17.
“This is great news,” said County Councilman Paul Sommerville, who has supported the review of how priorities are established. Under the previous formula, in effect for over 15 years, some of Lady’s Island dirt roads would not have been rated high enough to be paved for decades to come, he noted. Sommerville represents Lady’s Island and a small part of downtown Beaufort on the County Council. When these roads might get paved is still subject to receiving state funding, but the increased priority assigned our roads should insure some are paved within the current four year funding cycle. Nearly 80 homes are located on the Lady’s Island dirt roads, all of which currently require frequent grading and drainage maintenance by County Public Works crews.
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