Bids for jail project come in high

By Justin Lee Campbell
Courtesy The Journal

PICKENS — Pickens County must now come up with additional money to fund construction of a new jail after bids for the project indicated bond revenue county council approved to pay for the facility falls more than $3 million short of the total estimated construction costs.

The low bid of $25.7 million by HG Reynolds Construction for the detention center the county broke ground on in February brings the total cost to $29.8

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