County council passes tax hike to pay for road work

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

COUNTY — During their Sept. 13 meeting, Pickens County Council members officially did away with the county’s road user fee, raising property taxes by nearly 10 mills to provide a new source of funding to pave county roads.

The move was necessitated by officials’ fears that the $20 road user fee would not stand up to legal challenges, after the state Supreme Court ruled that a similar fee in Pickens County

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