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SCDOT names new director

The SCDOT named Buck Limehouse of Charleston as its new director Tuesday Night. Limehouse, 68, fills the position that was vacated by the embattled former director Betty Mabry last December.

Limehouse has experience with SCDOT as he was named its first commission chairman in 1994. He held that job until 1999. Limehouse's accomplishments as commission chair include the formation of the State Infrastructure Bank which is a source of money for important projects throughout the state and he led the purchase of Sandy Island as compensation for the construction of the Conway Bypass and Carolina Bays Parkway. The 9,167 acre island was preserved from development as a result.

The announcement of Limehouse's hire has drawn many compliments from state officials. Because he is a wealthy real estate developer, he is seen as an outsider, even with his past experience with the DOT.

Story: Officials cheer new DOT director ---Myrle Beach Sun News

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