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Jasper County will dedicate its government building to a state senator who was killed when a gunman attacked a Bible study at his church.
The county government building will be dedicated and renamed to honor State Sen. Clementa Pinckney on Friday. Pinckney was killed with eight other black parishioners when a white supremacist opened fire Emanuel AME Church in June 2015. While the church itself is in Charleston, Pinckney hailed from and represented Jasper County in the state Senate for 14 years.
U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn and Pinckney’s widow Jennifer will be guest speakers for the 2 p.m. event at 358 Third Avenue in Ridgeland. The public is invited to attend. [Read more…]