Clinton Recognizes Truman Owens & the late Alice Boyce

Resolutions honoring two Clinton residents for service to the community were unanimously approved this week during the December meeting of Clinton City Council. They received unanimous votes from City Council Monday evening in council chambers of the M.S. Bailey Municipal Center.

The first honor was afforded posthumously to Ms. Alice Marie Boyce for her contributions as a business owner and volunteer.  Ms. Boyce, along with her son Gerald Boyce, purchased property in downtown Clinton in 1993 where they operated Most Wanted Fashions.  The North Broad Street business was renamed G Squared International in 2012. The framed resolution was presented to members of the Boyce family by Councilwoman Shirley Jenkins.

Also honored Monday evening was Mr. James Truman Owens.  Mayor Bob McLean read and presented the proclamation which outlined the years of service by Truman Owens. The proclamation spoke of his years of service as a coach, a mentor in both the textile league and youth baseball.  Mr. Owens also worked as an official for the South Carolina High School League in football, baseball and basketball for more than fifty years.  Mr. Owens has been inducted into the National Federation of Officials Hall of Fame and into the Laurens County Athletic Hall of Fame.

Truman Owens also served for 41 years on Clinton City Council.  The proclamation also stated that the first baseball field completed at the city’s soon to be constructed recreational complex will be named J. Truman Owens Field.  As he received the proclamation Mr. Owens addressed the Mayor and Council and thanked them for their work on that recreational complex.  He said it had been a dream of his for many years and that it was one of the projects he advocated during his tenure on Council.