By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | A life-sized statue of retired U.S. Sen. Ernest F. Hollings is expected to be unveiled in the spring thanks to efforts by a group of close supporters and friends.
The bronze statue will be placed in the garden outside a federal courthouse annex once named for Hollings. It was renamed last year, after a unique request by Hollings , as the J. Waties Waring Judicial Center. It is located next to the federal courthouse on Meeting Street in Charleston at the Four Corners of Law.
“His contributions to this state are huge over a very long period of time,” said prominent Charleston attorney Thomas Tisdale. “He got us through the civil rights era better than almost any other Southern state by having a balanced and good view of social justice. “