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Perry set to make history as county’s first black mayor

Whether fair or not, Pickens County is viewed by many outsiders as a place with more Confederate flags per capita than anywhere else in the country.

There’s no question that politically it’s the reddest of red counties in one of the reddest states. And demographically, it’s the whitest county in the whitest corner of the state.

So it may have come as a surprise to some when voters of the city of Pickens elected Fletcher Perry, the county’s first black mayor, in the Nov. 5 elections.

The historical significance of that is not lost on Perry, who will be sworn in as the

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