Tuesday letters: Giese was a super coach, senator

September 17, 2013 

— Residents of Greengate, Spring Valley and other communities in Northeast Columbia that border the Gill’s Creek waterway owe a great deal to former state Sen. Warren Giese. In 1996, Warren pulled together a disparate group of decision makers to fix flooding problems along the Little Jackson Creek: homeowners associations, Richland County, the departments of Transportation, Natural Resources and Health and Environmental Control, CSX Railroad and JKB&B Engineering.

It was through his knowledge, efforts, organization and direction that a comprehensive engineering and construction project was approved, budgeted and completed in 2000. One example of how well it worked is Rabon Road between Two Notch Road and Flora Drive. It hasn’t been closed due to flooding in more than 13 years.

Warren was an excellent coach, super state senator and outstanding teacher. We are all better for having known him.

Miles W. Moriarty

Columbia

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