County workers get pay increase

PICKENS — Pickens County Council recently unanimously approved a 3 percent cost-of-living adjustment raise for all county employees and allotted more than $250,000 for administrator Ken Roper to determine allocation of funds for lower-paid employees.

Roper told council he would like to begin by addressing the county’s lowest-paid employees — recycling center attendants.

“Our recycling attendants make $9.92 per hour — they could walk off the job one day, walk over to McDonald’s and get a big pay raise,” he said. “It’s not the most glamorous job in the world. We would look to recommend as a part of this plan to look at the recycling center salaries so we can get them more in line and try to attract more

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