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Thomas County SPLOST shot down

Thomasville- Voters shot down a referendum for a special tax to pay for a new courthouse Tuesday by a mere 21 vote margin.

     Less than 13 percent of registered voters turned out. County commissioners put it simply. They say voters didn't want a tax increase, so they won't get one. Commissioners don't have a back-up plan.

     A new courthouse would have cost 12 million dollars. The SPLOST would also have paid to renovate the existing building. The rest of the money would have gone into a contingency fund to pay for professional fees, furnishings, and landscaping.

Posted by stephen.ryan@walb.com