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January 29, 2007

Lowndes County - The Lowndes County Commission is one step closer to expanding.

Last Thursday, Commissioners approved a plan that would create four districts instead of the current three and allow the Chairman voting privileges.

In a special called meeting Monday afternoon, they agreed the referendum to expand the commission will be added to the September 18th ballot when voters will consider a SPLOST referendum.

Commissioners hope this will increase voter turnout and save taxpayers' money.  "Most voter participation at the least cost. An average election in Lowndes County when your holding a county wide is about 70 thousand dollars to have it so we're trying to be good stewards of resources," says District 2 Commissioner Richard Lee.

In September 1997, a referendum to expand the commission was also placed on the ballot with a SPLOST referendum.

The SPLOST passed, the Commission Expansion did not.