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Ten Fact or Fiction Questions about Thanksgiving

Published: November 25, 2014

1. Fact or Fiction: Thanksgiving is held on the final Thursday of November each year.

Fiction. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln designated the last Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving. However, in 1939, after a request from the National Retail Dry Goods Association, President Franklin Roosevelt decreed that the holiday should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month(and never the occasional fifth, as occurred in 1939) in order to extend the holiday shopping season by a week. The decision sparked great controversy, and was still unresolved two years later, when the House of Representatives passed a resolution making the last Thursday in November a legal national holiday. The Senate amended the resolution, setting the date as the fourth Thursday, and the House eventually agreed

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Buddy and Cisco’s Bistro opens Saturday, Nov. 1

Published: November 5, 2014

PICKENS — Buddy and Cisco’s Bistro will open Saturday, Nov. 1, at 321 E. Main St. in downtown Pickens.

The bistro will be focusing on salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts prepared by chef Buddy House. House and business partner Ken Traylor have been in business together for 10 years and had a desire for a sit-down, casual food experience that offered specialty menu items.