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County council considering Hagood Mill plan

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Pickens County Council members are considering a plan that would see the Hagood Mill Foundation take over the mill’s operations.

County tourism director Jay Pitts, former foundation chair Betty McDaniel and foundation board member David Hosea presented the plan to council during its budget work session Monday evening.

“You asked us to look at ways to continue what’s going on at Hagood Mill at a reasonable cost,” county administrator Gerald Wilson said. “We’ve looked at public-private partnership.”

Pitts asked council to think about “two simple questions.”

“What’s best for Pickens County and then what’s best for Hagood Mill?” he said.

The last few weeks, which have seen the termination of Hagood Mill site director Billy Crawford and McDaniel’s resignation as foundation chair,

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