Remembering Ernest”Fritz” Hollings
On Monday, South Carolina will mourn one of its longest-serving political figures at the State House.
The casket of former U.S. Sen. and S.C. Gov. Fritz Hollings will be on display in the lobby of the capitol from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Here’s what you should know if you want to pay your respects.
▪ At 10 a.m., state troopers will carry Hollings’ casket up the south steps of the State House and place it in the second-floor lobby.
▪ Doors will open for public viewing at 10:30 a.m. Viewers will enter through the public entrance on the north side of the State House along Gervais Street.
▪ Visitors will pass through a security checkpoint and sign a registry. The line will file up the westside staircase to file past the casket, then proceed back down the eastside staircase. The S.C. Department of Public Safety will supervise the flow of visitors.
▪ Anyone in line at 5 p.m. will be able to view the casket, but no one will be allowed to join the line after 5 p.m.
▪ No photography or videotaping will be allowed inside the State House.
▪ Backpacks, electronics or metal objects should be left in vehicles.
▪ Parking will be available in city garages, including the Park Street garage at Park and Senate streets and the Lady Street garage at Assembly and Lady streets. Metered parking is also available on Assembly and Sumter streets.