County officials frustrated with accommodations tax applications

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — As Pickens County Council members considered proposals to be funded through accommodations taxes, members expressed their frustration with a lack of requested data.
During council’s June 17 meeting, county tourism director Jay Pitts presented recommendations from the county’s accommodations tax committee. Pitts said this was the first year he’s been involved in the ATAX process.
Councilman Trey Whitehurst said accommodations tax funds are supposed to be used for programs and events that bring in visitors

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