Paying tribute

Instead of its traditional ceremony at Sunrise Cemetery, Pickens’ American Legion Post 11 hosted a Memorial Day event in front of the Pickens County Courthouse on Monday, paying tribute to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. The event drew a sizeable crowd and featured the posting of the colors by the Pickens High School JROTC and speakers including State Sen. Rex Rice and State Rep. Davey Hiott.