Pickens County Genealogical Society Helps Visitors From Maryland

Left to Right: Bliss Joyner Kaye, Kay Humphries, and Ernie Joyner

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

    The Pickens County Genealogical Society Library had visitors in late November from Annapolis, Maryland. Bliss Joyner Kaye and her father, Ernie Joyner, were on a mission to find the last name of Kaye’s five times great-grandmother, and with the help of the genealogical officers, they added to the narrative of who she was.
    The background information to Kaye’s family puzzle is in her quote as follows:

Sheriff’s Office Employee of the Month of December

Officer James Davis

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

    School Resource Officer James Davis was selected as the Employee of the Month for December at the Sheriff’s Department. Officer Davis is the SRO at Gordo High School and Gordo Elementary School. He is also an associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Gordo. Before becoming an SRO, Officer Davis worked as a patrol officer in Reform for 8 1/2 years, and he has also worked in the past at Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility where he was an officer and a mental health worker.

Pickens Academy Veterans day Program

Pickens Academy Veterans Day Program

Pickens Academy held their annual Veteran’s Day program on November 10th. The program was led by Millie Jaynes, Student Government Association President. A devotion and prayer was given by Alyssa Watt. The pledge was led by Aidan Johnson and the K4 class. The Pirate Band played the Star Spangled Banner. The guest speaker was Chief Master Sergeant Gary Thomas of Reform.