Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Two well-known state political figures are visiting Georgetown County this week.
Gov. Nikki Haley will make two stops in the area today.
At 12:30 p.m. she will be at Georgetown Middle School where she will speak to students during an assembly.
The governor’s spokesman, Rob Godfrey, said Haley will talk to the students about what she does as governor. She will also talk about respecting each other and about not being a bully.
At 2:30 p.m., Haley will tour Safe Rack on Highway 521 between Georgetown and Andrews.
Riley to talk about historic preservation
If you want to learn abut historic preservation from a man who knows a lot about the topic, you will want to be at Georgetown City Hall at 2 p.m. on Thursday.
Charleston Mayor Joe Riley has been invited to speak on the topic which has been the source of controversy in Georgetown through the years.
Georgetown Mayor Jack Scoville said he heard Riley speak in Pawleys Island last year and knew he wanted to get him to speak in Georgetown.
“Charleston was the first city in America to create a historic district. They did it to preserve their heritage. They have a lot of experience,” Scoville said. “They have weathered a lot of controversies.”
Scoville is hoping there will be an increased awareness to the issues in historic districts as a result of the talk.
“He will talk about why historic preservation is important to the local economy,” Scoville said, adding he hopes all members of City Council and the Architectural Review Board attend.