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Pickens County Corrects Factual Errors in Media Report

Published: July 26, 2016

Pickens County Corrects Factual Errors in Media Report

Museum Finances Handled Appropriately

A recent media report claims that the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has a pending inquiry into the finances of the Pickens County Museum.  We are informed that a former employee of the Museum, Allen Coleman, contacted the Attorney General’s Office at some point after he was terminated by the County for inappropriate conduct.

We were contacted by SLED last month, and we provided them with all information they requested.  We also referred them to our external auditing firm for an outside perspective on the county’s financial management practices, both generally and as it pertains to the Museum.   We are informed that this preliminary contact from SLED was only made to determine if sufficient information exists to warrant an actual investigation, and that this is a routine step when a citizen complaint is received. 

There are no financial irregularities...READ ON FOR MORE DETAILS


Southern Wesleyan University accepted as a full member of NCAA Division II

Published: July 22, 2016

CENTRAL, S.C. – Southern Wesleyan University has been accepted as a full member of NCAA Division II, as determined by the NCAA Division II Membership Committee and Management Council...read complete article in the detail section.


County museum in need of repairs

Published: July 21, 2016

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter for Pickens County Courier

PICKENS — The Pickens County Museum of Art and History is in need of some costly repairs.

Interim county administrator Tom Hendricks briefed council about the situation during Monday’s Pickens County Council meeting


Pickens County Council hires new administrator

Published: July 20, 2016

Pickens County Council hires new administrator

Ron Barnett, [email protected] 10:50 a.m. EDT July 20, 2016

Pickens County Council has promoted Public Works Director Gerald Wilson to the position of County Administrator, according to a statement from the council.

Wilson, who has been working for the county since 1992, steps into the job after nearly a year and a half of the county being run by two different interim administrators.

His selection was unanimous following a closed session after the council’s regular meeting Monday night. ..read entire article in detail section.