Sheriff: Jail staff need higher pay

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Sheriff Rick Clark says to draw and retain officers at the county’s new jail, the pay for those positions needs to be increased.

Clark gave an update on the new jail during county council’s August meeting Monday night.

He said that although the jail hasn’t opened yet, that doesn’t mean it’s behind schedule.

“We’re talking about a facility that keeps people against their will,” Clark said. “When you start talking about that, the fire codes change — a lot of things change. All of those regulations jumps about 10,000 percent. Just because it’s not

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