Outgoing mayor, councilwoman honored at meeting

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Monday night’s Pickens City Council meeting featured tributes to outgoing Mayor David Owens, Councilwoman Patti Welborn and Mayor pro tem Lois Porter.

The meeting was held at Griffin Ebenezer Baptist Church to accommodate the large crowd that came out for the swearing-in of Mayor Fletcher Perry and council members Lois Poster, Isaiah Scipio and Jimmy Davis.

Pickens County Historical Society president Ken Nabors presented Owens with a gift on behalf of the 800 members of the society “for all the years of support.”

“This is a one-of-a-kind pen,” Nabors said. “It is handcrafted from 175-year-old oak from the Pickens Courthouse District, so it goes

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