Lead figure in securing funding for U.S. 17 widening passes away

Bob Harrell Sr., a longtime S.C. transportation commissioner who was instrumental in securing funding for the widening of U.S. 17 through Gardens Corner, has passed away.

Harrell's son, Bobby Harrell, is speaker of the S.C. House.

Check out the Post and Courier for the brief news obit.

Harrell's is the second prominent passing this week. Helen Harvey, wife of former Lt. Gov. Brantley Harvey also passed away this week. You can read that story here.

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