County council chair calls for end to sister city talk

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Pickens County Council chairman Roy Costner asked staff last week to remove funding to join Sister City International from the county’s proposed fiscal year 2018-19 budget.

Costner made the request during a budget work session on May 14.

“I want us to stop talking about it,” Costner said.

The approximately $900 allocated to the membership is “a drop in the bucket” compared to the overall proposed budget, he said.

“Let’s stop talking about the sister city program like it’s going to save

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