Grinnin’ from Pickin’ –

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Managers of the three local First Citizens Banks presented $300 to Casey Bolton (second from right) of Blythewood, the lucky winner of The Independent Voice’s annual College Bowl U Pick ‘Em contest. While a few of our readers picked 12 winners, and one or two even hit on 13, Bolton was the only reader to correctly pick the winners of 14 of the 16 college bowls. And he didn’t even need the tie-breaker. Presenting the three $100 bills are the three bank managers: Eddie Winger, left, (Winnsboro); Natalie Suarez (Blythewood) and Brent Whitner (Ridgeway).