Remembering Jerry Alexander

Jerry Alexander was a consummate newspaperman. Years ago, when I became a reporter at the Pickens Sentinel, one of the most important things I learned about Jerry was his understanding of the human condition. He cared about people and was a man of his word. He also had a good sense of humor and had a keen appreciation for the ridiculous.

He was loyal to the people he employed and was noted for his integrity in business dealings. If he told you he was going to do something, he did it. If he made a promise, he honored it. That can be a rare quality in business.

Jerry was a native son. He loved this region and wanted its history recorded accurately. He was a great historical researcher, and we owe a

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