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Thomas County approves SPLOST

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July 18, 2006

Thomasville-  By and overwhelming margin, Thomas County voters approve the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax that will build a new county courthouse. Last night, Thomas County Commissioner anxiously awaited the results of the SPLOST vote. 

Receiving 70 percent of the vote with 4,039 yes votes to 1,740 no votes, residents approved the one percent sales tax. It had failed previously by 21 votes. Commissioner Mary Jo Beverly was surprised at the overwhelming margin.

"I am very appreciative. There are a lot of people out there that care a lot about Thomas County and they worked hard so, it's gratifying," said Mary Jo Beverly, Thomas County Commissioner.

The sales tax will also fund renovations to the courthouse, a new county wide public radio system, and library improvement. Commissioners say it will be a year before construction begins on a new courthouse.

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