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Gullah Geechee Commission meeting in SC

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AWENDAW, S.C. (AP) - The commission working to preserve the culture of sea island slave descendants in four southeastern states is meeting in South Carolina.

Friday's meeting is the first in which J. Herman Blake of Johns Island will serve as acting executive director of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission

One of the items on the agenda is discussing a proposed electric transmission line that would run from a generating station in Georgetown County through the corridor to McClellanville in Charleston County.

It's the first time the commission has been asked to review such a project that could have an impact on Gullah-Geechee communities.

The commission is working on a management plan for the corridor running along the coast from southeastern North Carolina to northeastern Florida.

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