Dr. James Barnett To Be Honored In Marietta

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In honor of Dr. James E. Barnett’s decades of service to northern Greenville County, an intersection in his hometown of Marietta is being named in his honor.

The S.C. General Assembly took action in May to name the intersection of U.S. 276 (Geer Highway) and S.C. 288 (Pumpkintown Highway) in Marietta to honor Dr. Barnett for his service to the area. A ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 11) in the auxiliary center of Marietta First Baptist Church, 2936 Geer Highway in Marietta.

Dr. Barnett began his medical practice in Travelers Rest in 1955 and served generations of Greenville County residents.

He also has been a civic leader and advocate for the area, serving two terms as mayor of Travelers Rest and contributing to infrastructure development to help the area grow.

The General Assembly’s Concurrent Resolution was introduced by Sen. Tom Corbin, R-Greenville, in the Senate and Rep. Mike Burns, R-Travelers Rest, in the House.

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