County wants to reward thrifty employees

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Maintaining a conservative budget was one of the goals acting Pickens County administrator Ken Roper established following a lengthy planning session with county council last year.

At that meeting, council members discussed giving incentives to county employees who come with ideas that save the county money.

During Monday night’s county council meeting, Roper unveiled the new Pinnacle Performer incentive program, which is named after the highest mountain located entirely within Pickens County.

“A lot of people would say it’s Sassafras, but I learned this past week Sassafras is not located entirely within Pickens County,” he said.

The new program’s slogan is “Helping us reach new heights,” Roper said.

“Any county employee can nominate any other county employee, except

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