By Stan Welch
Anderson County Council adopted a policy a couple of years ago to split the Council meetings into two segments. They convene at 6 p.m. to adopt resolutions, issue proclamations, and acknowledge accomplishments of various citizens or groups. Then they reconvene at 6:30 p.m. to conduct their routine business.
Tuesday night, much more got accomplished at the early session than it did during the regular meeting. Three resolutions were adopted and a proclamation was passed. First on the list of resolutions adopted was one acknowledging Palmetto High School student Brooklyn Elaine Brewster for her selection as the 2016 Miss Anderson County Teen. Councilwoman Cindy Wilson presented the resolution to the Council.
Ms. Brewster, daughter of Lisa and LaVaugn Brewster, and granddaughter of Larry and Joyce Coker, will advance to the Miss S.C. Teen contest this spring. She was recognized for her membership in the Beta Club and for her 4.66 GPA. She is in the top four per cent of her class, and is the organizer of a “Backyard Bible Study.” She is also a featured twirler with the school’s team.
A resolution was passed recognizing the Fishing League Worldwide professional fishing tour upon the sponsoring of their one hundred and fiftieth tournament. An additional resolution honoring Mr. Jimmy Houston, America’s Favorite Fisherman, for his fifty year career as a professional angler. A proclamation was also read and approved in support of End Racism Day in Anderson County.
During the regular portion of the meeting, an ordinance establishing a policy of non-discrimination towards disabled individuals,and provision of equal access to facilities and activities was given final approval. In the only other business of the evening, a zoning request was given second reading approval.
It was also announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Outpatient Clinic at 3030 North Highway 81 this Friday, March 18th. The event will be held from 1 p.m. till 3 p.m. The public is invited.