School board election results tossed

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PHS gym renamed for Peggy Anthony

By Rocky Nimmons Publisher PICKENS — Officials ensured a true Pickens legend will live on forever earlier this month, More »

Local Palmetto Trail passage opens

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter SUNSET — The newest passage of the Palmetto Trail is officially open in Pickens More »

Clusters for Kids

EASLEY — The fifth annual Clusters for Kids Oyster Roast was held on Nov. 10. Community sponsors, supporters and the More »


Daniel shocks defending state champions in double overtime By Bru Nimmons Staff Reporter ROCK HILL — The Daniel High More »

Upstate mourns Alexander’s loss

JERRY LAMAR ALEXANDER 1937-2018 By Greg Oliver Courtesy The Journal PICKENS — Jerry Alexander will be remembered for his More »


11-0 AND 1 TO GO

Despite slow start, Tigers beat Duke to move closer to perfect regular season

By Alex Maminakis
Courtesy The Journal

CLEMSON — Slow start? No problem.

Despite a sluggish first quarter for Clemson on Saturday, and a first half in which the Tigers collected 195 yards and punted seven times, the No. 2 team in the country found its rhythm in the second half at Memorial Stadium and beat Duke soundly, 35-6.

The Blue Devils only managed two field goals in the first quarter, and didn’t score the rest of the night.

But the Tigers (11-0, 8-0 ACC) didn’t lead until early in the second quarter, when Tavien Feaster found the end zone for a two-yard score, and Duke continued to threaten with its efficient quarterback, Daniel Jones, keeping the game in reach.

Clemson’s growing lead and strong defense, however, soon secured the win for the Tigers.

“I’m really proud of our team for how they responded in the second half. Obviously, we did not get off to a great start,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said after the game. “I was really disappointed in how we started, but it’s a four-quarter game. I challenged them at halftime to see how they could respond. To win 35-6 against a good football team … I’m really proud of our guys and how they responded.”

Reviewing the game’s final stats, it was easy to forget Clemson’s slow start. The Tigers racked up 459 total yards, 208 of which came on the ground,

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School board election results under protest

Hearing with District 7 candidates set Monday; Clemson council runoff Tuesday

PICKENS — Local residents will have to wait a little longer to find out who will represent the newly created District 7 seat on the Pickens County School Board, as the results of last week’s election are officially under protest.

Phillip Healy was declared the winner over Alice Hendricks Vander Linden by a slim margin in the race for the seat created last year by the state

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Upstate mourns Alexander’s loss


By Greg Oliver

Courtesy The Journal

PICKENS — Jerry Alexander will be remembered for his hard work and relentless energy that led to a long career in the newspaper industry, as well as his smile and engaging personality that left a lasting memory on those he met.

Alexander, who owned the Pickens Sentinel for nearly 25 years until its sale in 2001 and stayed active writing books and newspaper articles in

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A true superhero

In life, we meet people who make a difference in who we become. In life, we have influences that shape us and experiences that temper what kind of person we develop into. When I was growing up in Six Mile, I didn’t ever once think that I wanted to be a newspaperman.

Sure, there were things I wanted to be. A superhero, an artist, a professional wrestler and even a mechanic, but never once did I say, “Mama, I want to be a newspaperman.”

As a comic book collector, I knew what newspapermen did. For crying out loud, Clark Kent was a reporter at the Daily Planet and Peter Parker was a photographer for the Daily Bugle. So I knew the people who worked at newspapers were mild-mannered, smart and interested in everything, but that was about it. As many of you know, Clark Kent had a night job, too — in his off time he would put on a red cape and save the world as Superman. Peter Parker did the same thing, too, but his moniker was Spider-Man.

So being a newspaperman and a superhero were somehow connected in my mind.

In 1983, God gave me an incredible blessing. That was the year I saw an advertisement in the local paper in Pickens looking for a graphic artist. I was doing a lot of drawing, with hopes of a future as a comic book artist. When I saw that advertisement that day in the Pickens Sentinel, I thought, “I can draw.” See, that was how naive I was — I had no idea how a newspaper actually worked or even what a graphic artist was.

On the day I went for a job interview, I met a man who would change

Former POW receives state’s highest honor


By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

LIBERTY — A man who spent more than three years in a North Korean prisoner of war camp was awarded the state’s highest civilian honor Sunday afternoon.

1st Lt. Bill Funchess, 90, received the Order of the Palmetto as part of Pickens County’s “A Salute to Veterans” program, which followed a patriotic Veterans Day parade in Liberty.

State Reps. Gary Clary and Davey Hiott presented Funchess with the state’s high honor, with Congressman Jeff Duncan and Pickens County Council chairman Roy Costner assisting.

Hiott told Funchess that sharing the stage with him and presenting him the award was “an extreme honor and a privilege.”

“I’m standing here because of you,” Hiott said. “Thank you. God bless you and thank you.”

While the award is the highest honor bestowed by the governor, “these awards are inadequate because of the things he’s done,” Hiott said.

“But I can tell you the state of South Carolina, Pickens County, the United States Congress and every single person out here thanks you for what you’ve done, for what you’ve endured, what you’ve fought through and the role model you still are today,” Hiott said.

Funchess said he wanted to “express my appreciation to Pickens County for honoring the veterans of all the wars and of all the branches of the service.”

“It is a special honor for me and it is a special honor, I am sure, for all the

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Museum accepting items for new time capsule

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

PICKENS — The Pickens County Museum of Art and History is accepting items to be placed in a time capsule that will be buried later this year.

Museum officials have announced the criteria for the items that will be considered for placement in the capsule, which will be unearthed in 2068.

Residents are encouraged to bring labeled photos, family memorabilia or other special items and letters that are either printed on premium paper or written in graphite paper.

Those items should be placed in unsealed envelopes that are 9 inches by 12 inches or smaller.

Officials encourage that, in their letters, residents address what they feel

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