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Thomas County residents will vote on county improvements

April 13, 2006

Thomas County- Thomas County residents could vote for countywide improvements as early as July. Commissioners have tentatively agreed to a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum that would appear on the July 18th ballot. The one cent tax is expected to generate 36 million dollars to renovate the historic courthouse, improve the library, and improve aging roadways.

"I think we're at the beginning stages of a much larger growth than we've had in a long time so we have these needs that have developed over the past few years and they're going to only get greater as time goes on," said Mike Stephenson, Thomas County Manager.

Right now, there is no SPLOST money coming to the county. Other projects include a multi purpose county government facility and a countywide radio system.

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