|3/13/2013 12:03:00 AM|
Ninety Six council debates plaque proposal
NINETY SIX - Ninety Six Town Council compromised Tuesday during a workshop at the Visitor Center.
In the town's February meeting, Ed Quinn, representing the Ninety Six Chamber of Commerce, offered a letter suggesting a plaque honoring former mayor Charles Harts be placed on the outside of the Visitor Center by the front door.
While Council did not vote on the matter Tuesday, it did reach a consensus. Instead of placing the plaque outside the building, it suggested keeping the plaque inside the Visitor Center much like other historical information, including a framed photo of Martin Luther King Jr. mentor Benjamin E. Mays.
"Personally, I'd rather see it some other place instead of posted on this building," Ninety Six mayor Arvest Turner said. "I know he was instrumental. ... But, who's next?
"Here's one right here," Turner motioned toward councilman Elliott Richardson, "that's been on Council for 18 years. He needs a plaque, too."
Councilman Todd Mullinax agreed.
"If he had something inside here as a little memento, fine," Mullinax said. "But are we going to do the Arvest Turner Library or the Tommy Balchin Gazebo? It's too much of a can of worms to open up. If it's popular or unpopular, that's my opinion."
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