“We’re all in this together”

South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell addressed the Apple Festival Rotary Luncheon in Westminster on Friday.

As a state lawmaker from Charleston, Bobby Harrell breathes the hot air of Charleston. When he serves as House of Representatives’ Speaker in Columbia, he breathes the air of the midlands. Today Harrell breathed a cooler, less humid air of Westminster, as he keynoted the annual Apple Festival luncheon, sponsored by the Rotary Club. Harrell congratulated the festival organizers for spotlighting an important part of commerce, apple-growing. He urged his audience, many of which included city, county, and state leaders, to lay aside thoughts of low state versus upstate and the like and to think of South Carolina as a whole in competition for a place in today’s global economy. Harrell said while deepening the Charleston Harbor is beneficial for the entire state, deepening the harbor in Savannah, Georgia will have environmental consequences for the already low levels of Lake Hartwell.