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July 18, 2006

Thomasville-  Thomas County voters consider a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The one percent sales tax was proposed to pay for a new building for the county's court functions, renovations to the current courthouse, a county wide public safety radio system and recreation and library improvements.

Last year voters rejected a similar proposal. The SPLOST measure brought out more early voters, but turnout Tuesday has been low. 

"We usually have lines at seven in the morning, at noon time, and at five. Hopefully, we'll have them at five because we did not have them at seven or noon, it's been a very slow day," said Vickie Burnette, Thomas Co. Chief Election Official. 

The one percent, six year, sales tax if approved has been estimated to raise $36 million dollars.

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