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October 1, 2002

TIFTON- There's a freeze on spending in Tifton. A fight over sales tax money could cost the city more than 25 percent of its revenue. 

Tifton and Tift County stand to collect $72 million over the next ten years in sales tax money. The money is dispersed based on population and the city and county can't reach an agreement on how much each side should get.

So starting October 1st, Tifton won't be filling any vacant positions, allowing overnight travel, or doing any scheduled capital improvements. The city manager calls it a precautionary measure, because if the issue isn't settled by the end of the year, no one will get any of the money and the tax will expire.

posted at 5:10 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com