HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - Former Hilton Head Island Mayor Tom Peeples was awarded the Order of the Palmetto over the weekend. He served as mayor of the town for 15 years. The award is the highest honor the state can award to the civilian.
"Mayor Peeples has did a fabulous job as a member of Town Council throughout the years and as mayor of Hilton Head Island and the Order of the Palmetto is an award provided by the governor and we're real excited for the former mayor and having that opportunity to receive that," said Hilton Head Island - Bluffton Chamber of Commerce President Bill Miles.
More than 500 people attended the Hilton Head Island Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Ball to recognize those excelling in business and community service.