EARLY COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Early County leaders say an extension of the special local option sales tax will help improve public safety and public services.
A SPLOST referendum will be on the ballot in November. It's expected to raise $9 million over six years.
That money would pay for such things as new patrol cars for the sheriff's office and police department as well as renovations to the public library. The County Commission Chairman says the money is needed.
Most of the revenue would go to the county. The city of Blakely would get an estimated $2.7 million from the sales tax extension. Arlington, Damascus, and Jakin would also get smaller amounts.