We congratulate: Plan to name gym as honor for Casey

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By The Staff

Finally we have movement on a plan to rename the Shelby County High School Gym for iconic basketball star Mike Casey.

Shelby County Public Schools formed a facilities naming committee that met last week and agreed to send forward to the school board its recommendation to honor Mr. Casey.

His legacy as a sports star, a giving member of the community and a friend to all will be remembered for generations, and we are a better community for having such a connection.

Many of Mr. Casey’s lifelong friends, particularly Gene Witt and Gary Walls, took this idea and created the presence to make it happen. And we applaud their efforts and energy.

Now we ask the City of Simpsonville to find its opportunity to embrace its famous son. There are opportunities there and discussions that have taken place, but we have yet to see public action.

Let’s delay no longer and complete this process now.