Monday evening the parking lot at the Pickens County Community Center was completely full. Basketball practice and yoga was happening in the main gyms while a karate class was underway in one of the back rooms.
Since it opened in 2011 the community center has become a popular facility for Pickens residents who use it for sports, meetings, wedding and baby showers, and a host of other events.
There’s no question that the building is being utilized, but now that collections from the 2008 SPLOST (sales tax) are complete and more than $10 million lower than budgeted, it appears that Pickens taxpayers will shoulder about $2.2 million of the cost for the $3 million building.
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