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Karen Brewer is a native of Pickens County and is descended from the first settlers, Cornelius Keith and his family, who settled in what is now Pickens County in 1743. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Liberal Arts, with a major in English (Literature) and a minor in Journalism, from Clemson University. While an undergraduate student, from age 18 to age 21, she was employed by Clemson University's Media Relations (News Services and University Relations), where she wrote news releases for the university, wrote articles for Clemson World magazine and other university publications, and wrote a television commercial for Clemson University about its history. She also wrote for The Tiger student newspaper and The Clemson Messenger community newspaper, and, with fellow journalism students, she co-created, and wrote articles for, a free newsletter for Helping Hands of Clemson, an emergency shelter/home for abused children, to assist that organization in its ministry. She also earned a Master of Arts degree in English (American and British Literature) from Clemson University.

As the Editor of The Pickens Sentinel newspaper from July 14, 1999 to May 13, 2004, she wrote thousands of stories in reporting the news across Pickens County and received statewide awards from the South Carolina Press Association for writing and photography. She covered government, education, veterans, law enforcement, local events, and interviewed local citizens to share their life stories, and wrote about churches and non-profit organizations to help publicize their mission. She also wrote a first-person column, entitled Reflections, beginning in November of 1999. While Editor of The Sentinel, she also worked as a stringer political reporter for the Associated Press (AP) and was published in several other publications. After asking the advice of her Pastor, she left The Sentinel to begin this Christian publication.
 
Below are some of her Reflections columns for The Christian View magazine. More Reflections columns may be read inside.

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Reflections

January, 2020:


In Memory of Sam Wyche