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Voters weigh-in on Thomas County SPLOST

Thomasville-  Poll workers say the turn-out on a SPLOST vote that would pay for a new courthouse has been minimal, and that they're hoping more people will show.

They add that most of the voters who support the 21 million dollar tax say it's because it will better streamline court operations. But the poll workers are also becoming familiar with opposite argument.  "The other things we've heard from people that were not for it is that they don't want anymore taxes, and that we don't need another courthouse because we don't need two," says poll manager Barbara Collins.

A new courthouse would cost 12 million dollars. The SPLOST would also pay for a 4 million dollar renovation of the existing courthouse. The rest of the money would go towards furnishings, landscaping, and professional fees.

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