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SCDOT moves to bulldoze Confederate Monument and Bessinger BBQ

Update: Please call SCDOT Program Manager Kevin Gantt at 1-803-737-5808 and tell him that you oppose the project at John C. Calhoun Drive and Russell Street. We need you to call by Friday afternoon (March 9th).


South Carolina Bureaucrats are trying to use traffic congestion as an excuse to bulldoze a Confederate memorial and a Maurice Bessinger BBQ in the city of Orangeburg in Orangeburg County. Both Confederate monuments, as well as the Maurice Bessinger BBQ chain, have been under constant attack by the NAACP in South Carolina for the past twenty years.

It appears to be no coincidence that this is taking place in Orangeburg County. The county is 61% black and a center of black political power in the state. The city of Orangeburg is 75% black.

The Bessinger BBQ and the Confederate monument are located at John C. Calhoun Drive and Russell Street on the outskirts of Orangeburg. The monument is on land originally owned by Bessinger who deeded the land to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. SCDOT Program Manager Kevin Gantt said that over a three-year period, from 2004 to 2007, the intersection saw about 30 rear-end collisions. However, there are probably hundreds or even thousands of worst intersections in the state.

Immediate Action Required!!!!!

The SCDOT is only accepting comments on the project until March 9th. The SC media has censored this story, so there is not much time left.

Comments on the project may be submitted to: Mr. Kevin Gantt, S.C. Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 191, Columbia, S.C. 29202-0191, by email to [email protected] or by fax to 803-737-1510. Comments should include a name, mailing address and phone number.