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Meals on Wheels breaks ground for McKissick Center for Senior Wellness (January 30, 2015) – LIBERTY – Shoving golden shovels into a trough full of sand, Pickens County Meals on Wheels announced plans Friday that could make a big difference in the golden years of quite a few older folks in the community. The ceremony, inside the lunchroom of the former Liberty Middle School, marked the beginning of the renovation of a wing of the old school into what will be known as the McKissick Center for Senior Wellness. … Read More


McKissick, Reel awarded Clemson’s top honor (June 12, 2014) – Clemson University has bestowed its highest public honor, the Clemson Medallion, on trustee Smyth McKissick of Greenville and former Clemson history professor and administrator Jerry Reel of Clemson, the institution announced Wednesday. The Clemson Medallion recognizes individuals “who have given long and sustained commitment and significant service to Clemson University,” according to the school. “These two gentlemen each have devoted decades of their lives to Clemson and its faculty, staff and students,” said President James P. Clements. “Clemson would not be the university it is today without their hard work and leadership. … Read More


Clemson bestows highest honor on trustee, professor emeritus (June 11, 2014) – CLEMSON — Clemson University is recognizing a trustee and a retired professor with its highest public honor. Ellison Smyth McKissick III of Greenville and Jerome V. Reel Jr. of Clemson are new recipients of the Clemson Medallion. The Clemson Medallion recognizes individuals who have given long and sustained commitment and significant service to Clemson University. … Read More


McKissicks spin their future (February 9, 2014) – Generations collide on the walls of Smyth McKissick’s office at the corporate headquarters of Alice Manufacturing Co. On one wall hangs a painting of McKissick’s grandfather, who ran the company from 1928 to 1955; on another is a portrait of McKissick’s father, who ran the company from 1955 until 1988. Seated on a sofa in his office, McKissick is flanked by the two men, as if they’re looking over him… Read More


The Best Places in South Carolina for Job Seekers  (December 2, 2013) – The Palmetto State’s economy is on the road to recovery, with an unemployment rate of 7.5 percent in October 2013 compared to 8.8 percent in October 2012. Many job seekers are looking to find places with more opportunity for job growth and strong economic development. To help, NerdWallet crunched the numbers to find the best counties for job seekers in South Carolina. … Read More


Alice Mfg. president outlines reasons for success (December 1, 2013) – Finding ways to stay close to the consumer is one of the ways Easley’s Alice Manufacturing has managed success when other textile manufacturers have closed. The company’s President Smyth McKissick laid out some general principals Tuesday, speaking to members of the company’s 25-year club at an annual Christmas dinner. … Read More