Pictured at left, Jimmy Swain
Big Canoe man enters commission race – Big Canoe resident Jimmy Swain has thrown his hat into the ring for Pickens’ east district commission race. Read his bio on page 6A.
Francis Stewart dies – Well-known and well-loved Pickens County resident Francis Stewart died peacefully last Monday. After a life of ministry and state work at the Atlanta capital, Francis eventually moved to Pickens where he was involved in everything from Sunday school to Habitat for Humanity to Keep Pickens Beautiful and many other volunteer endeavors. Read his full obituary on page 1A.
Tax board members replaced – A day after the Progress reported that Joe Fore had been reelected chair of the Pickens County Board of Tax Assessors, the commissioner announced he was not only replacing Fore, but BOA board member Annelle Bagwell as well. Find out who is replacing the outgoing members on page 1A.