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2005

FMU To Host Televised Forums on I-73

          FLORENCE---Francis Marion University will host two of three broadcast forums next week about "I-73: Road to the Future?"

          South Carolina ETV, in partnership with WBTW-TV, the Florence Morning News and the North East Strategic Alliance (NESA), will present town hall programs to discuss plans for the new interstate highway in the Palmetto State.

          The first program will air Tuesday (Nov. 15) from Coastal Carolina University’s Wall Auditorium.  A second program will air Thursday (Nov. 17) from FMU’s Hyman Fine Arts Center Theatre. Each night the hour-long forum begins at 5 p.m. Seating for both programs is free to the public on a first-come, first served basis. The audience should be seated by 4:45 p.m. because the program is being televised.

          WBTW will join the forums in progress from 5:30 to 6 p.m. ETV’s WJPM-TV will air coverage of the forums statewide from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 and Nov. 17.

          Wednesday (Nov. 16) ETV Radio will broadcast a special edition of the "Your Day" show at noon from FMU's Cauthen Media Center studio to discuss issues surrounding I-73. There is no public seating for this show. ETV’s digital broadcast service, the South Carolina Channel, will air "Your Day" at 3 p.m. on Nov. 16.

          The forums will be moderated by WBTW’s Bob Juback and will include a panel of experts, including state and local officials and community leaders, with comments from U.S. Senator Jim DeMint. The audience will have the opportunity to submit questions for the panel.

          Confirmed panelists are:
 

Nov. 15 at Coastal Carolina University

State Rep. Alan Clemmons, Horry County

Patrick Tyndall, Environmental Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration

Mitchell Metts, I-73 Project Manager, S.C. Department of Transportation

Nancy Cave, Coastal Conservation League
Frans Mustert, Patricia Resorts
 
Nov. 17 at Francis Marion University
State Rep. Doug Jennings, Marlboro County
State Rep. Kent Williams, Marion County

Patrick Tyndall, Environmental Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration

Mitchell Metts, I-73 Project Manager, S.C. Department of Transportation

Dr. Linda Manning Hayes, Dillon County Economic Development Board

 
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Last Published: February 21, 2007 9:34 AM
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