“If you begin to now remove name places, events, et cetera, you begin to lose some of the important aspects of history”
A petition to change the name was first reviewed late last year, at first to “Spiceberry Court,” then to “Elijah Madison Lane.”
Wasson’s resignation followed criticism about the college’s handling of an attack on a female student on campus in part because there were no campus alerts about the attack.
Some have said the Old Slave Road name honors the area’s history and the black families who lived there. Others find it offensive.
Greg Quinn, the lone “no” vote, represents the Wildwood area and said the bill is too vague for his liking.
Rosalie Madison-Bowman, told the commission that she approves of changing the name to honor her relative, Elijah Madison.
Developers named the road in 1979. It runs near a burial site for slaves.
Most recently, the zip-line plan was booted from Greensfelder Park in Wildwood due to concerns that zip-liners would scare horses which use the trails.
Just when you thought it was safe to use Interstate 64 for your downtown commute — another major project gets underway later this month.
8th grade student Ellie Bennett’s video beat out hundreds of others from around the country.