Beaufort News

David Lauderdale

Highway ‘Waving Man’ on assignment from God

Thomas Allen Sr., 63, stands with a crutch on the side of U.S. 21 north of Beaufort, S.C., waving, smiling and pointing at morning commuters three days a week.

Beaufort News

In church where Pinckney’s voice resonates, a need to know more

Porter’s Chapel AME Church is more than a century old and no longer in use. The town of Port Royal and members of Jericho AME, the sister church of Porter’s Chapel, are working to save the structure for use as a town visitor’s center, museum or library. Meanwhile, church leadership is trying to record the history of the two churches, which includes a stop by late pastor Clementa Pinckney.

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Have you seen the 'Waving Man' along U.S. 21?

Thomas L. Allen Sr. explains why he walks from his home in Seabrook to U.S. 21 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning to wave at cars as people pass by on Friday, August 26, 2016, near Whale Branch Elementary School.
Delayna Earley dearley@beaufortgazette.com
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