Orangeburg native and S.C. State University alumnus Broadus J.
Jamerson, right, who recently retired as executive director of the
S.C. State Employees Association, was presented with the state's
highest civilian award - the Order of the Palmetto - Wednesday by
Gov. Nikki Haley during a special ceremony at Thee Matriarch. Haley
praised the retired Army veteran for his service to his country and
the Palmetto State. Also addressing the gathering were state Rep.
Jerry Govan, SCSEA state board member and former president Joe
Benton and William "Bill" Hamilton, a former state board member and
current president of the Orangeburg Chapter of the SCSEA.