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Mr. David Allen McNeill new Pickens County Administrator

Published: November 17, 2015

Press Release:

Pickens County Council is pleased to announce that during its regular called Council Meeting on November 16, 2015, the Council voted to hire Mr. David Allen McNeill as the new Pickens County Administrator. Mr. McNeill will join the staff on January 4, 2016.

David McNeill has devoted his professional life to public service and comes to Pickens County with 27 years of experience, and 19 of those years in Administrative Management. He holds a B.S. and a Masters of Public Affairs from Western Carolina University.  Mr. McNeill has spent the majority of his public service with Transylvania County, North Carolina where he currently holds the title of County Operations Manager; he is directly responsible for Emergency Medical, Emergency Management, Addressing, Communications, Building and Grounds Maintenance, Animal Control and the office of Fire Marshal. Prior to his employment with Transylvania County, Mr. McNeill worked in Montgomery County, Guilford County and Moore County in North Carolina.

Mr. McNeill is married to Sandra Greene McNeill and they have 3 children Allen, Nathan and Makayla.    

Pickens County welcomes Mr. McNeill and looks forward to a positive transition.


Southern Wesleyan University dedicated the Rev. Leroy C. Cox Tennis Complex

Published: November 2, 2015

November 2, 2015 

Southern Wesleyan University dedicated the Rev. Leroy C. Cox Tennis Complex Oct. 28 on its campus in Central. Pictured from left are Dr. Lisa McWherter, SWU’s vice president for advancement; Dr. Thomas Cox, Leroy’s son; and Dr. Todd Voss, SWU president. 

Tim Newton, right, expresses his appreciation for having one of the complex’s tennis courts named for him by his sister as McWherter, SWU Tennis Coach Darrell Jernigan and members of the Tennis Team look on. 

Dr. Joe Brockinton, right, SWU vice president for student life, was pleasantly surprised when the university named one of the complex’s courts in his honor as a result of his love for tennis, support for SWU athletics and financial support of the complex campaign. 

When completed, Southern Wesleyan University’s six-court tennis complex will not only house the men’s and women’s tennis programs, but will also be open to the community and is anticipated to be a future venue for numerous camps and workshops in conjunction with the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA).