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SPLOST VI vote coming up

August 17, 2007

Valdosta - Voters in Lowndes County will decide next month whether to extend the special purpose local option sales tax.

City and county leaders urge them to vote yes.

Those leaders estimate the sales tax will generate 183-million dollars in revenue.

That money will be used on projects such as a new judicial complex and jail renovations.  "If we were forced to pave the amount of roads or build the Emergency Operation Center or Judicial Complex without that money then of course, that would have to fall back on the tax payers of Lowndes County," says Rod Casey, Lowndes County Commission Chairman.

Leaders say nearly half of the SPLOST revenue will come from visitors and tourists as they spend money in the county.

The vote will take place on September 18.

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