News: November 2012

Hometown Edge

Reprinted from The Post and Courier
By Eugene Platt

Although Mayor Keith Summey and I are not always on the same side of important issues, I commend him for his selection of Eddie Driggers as North Charleston police chief.

I would commend Mayor Summey even if Driggers were not the nephew of my late brother’s widow and even if my heart had not been touched by a talk Chaplain Driggers gave at my church.

Eddie Driggers is the best person for the job, and the fact that he is homegrown should not be held against him. As the mayor said, it would have been irresponsible to use limited public funds to conduct a nationwide search.