ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) - After years of issues, the Orangeburg County Council has agreed to build a new Department of Social Services building.
The county administrator, Harold Young, says the current building is more than 40 years old and it's now time for an upgrade.
Originally used as a warehouse, the current DSS building is so outdated it doesn't even have windows. County council has agreed to build a new and improved facility on Highway 601.
The current building on Saint Matthews Road will be used for other county services.
"That's a metal building so what we'll do is get some scrap value from the metal. It's still yet to be seen what we'll do with that building because it was formerly a warehouse. The possibilities are endless once we get DSS out of there," said Young.
The new building will cost roughly $6 million funded through the county's penny tax program.
Construction will begin next year.