Thronateeska in favor of SPLOST funds - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Thronateeska in favor of SPLOST funds

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email | twitter

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Leaders at an Albany cultural center hope voters will approve extending Dougherty County's one-cent sales tax.

Thronateeska Heritage Center wants to build an archive facility to preserve historic records and create space for research.

It's on the list of SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) projects for $2million. Thronateeska also hopes to receive $640,000 to complete a train exhibit.

Part of that money will go towards repairing the historic 1857 train depot Albany's founder built to bring more commerce to the city.

"It's just a great historic building," said Thronateeska Heritage Director, Tommy Gregors. "If anyone has ever been to the depot up in Atlanta, it just makes a great event space. Many people in Albany would remember having Halloween parties here and other functions inside the building years ago."

The SPLOST referendum is on the November ballot. It would extend the current penny tax that's been in effect in Dougherty County since 1986.

If it passes, more than 55% percent of the revenue would go to infrastructure projects.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Pelham street signs will soon go up to honor State Championship team

    Pelham street signs will soon go up to honor State Championship team

    Thursday, March 30 2017 11:03 AM EDT2017-03-30 15:03:00 GMT
    (Source:WALB)(Source:WALB)

    The votes are in and Pelham has officially revealed it's new street signs honoring the girl's basketball state championship teams. The city polled community members on it's facebook page with two different designs.

    More >>

    The votes are in and Pelham has officially revealed it's new street signs honoring the girl's basketball state championship teams. The city polled community members on it's facebook page with two different designs.

    More >>
  • Sumter Co. Fire Dept. fights blaze at home

    Sumter Co. Fire Dept. fights blaze at home

    Thursday, March 30 2017 10:50 AM EDT2017-03-30 14:50:21 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Sumter County Fire & Rescue is on scene of a house fire off Highway 280 East. 

    More >>

    Sumter County Fire & Rescue is on scene of a house fire off Highway 280 East. 

    More >>
  • Making Marines: A full day at Parris Island

    Making Marines: A full day at Parris Island

    Thursday, March 30 2017 7:57 AM EDT2017-03-30 11:57:58 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    WALB's Re-Essa Buckels got her first full day of Marine Recruit Depot bootcamp at Parris Island, South Carolina. Buckels was invited to attend Marine Corps Educator's Workshop to study how Marines are made. A Marine says "You have just taken the first step at becoming a member of the world's finest fighting force." Sixty educators, some from Jacksonville, some from Baton Rouge lined up on the legendary yellow footprints; the first place all recruits stop, be...

    More >>

    WALB's Re-Essa Buckels got her first full day of Marine Recruit Depot bootcamp at Parris Island, South Carolina to study how Marines are made. Sixty educators, some from Jacksonville, some from Baton Rouge, lined up on the legendary yellow footprints; the first place all recruits stop.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly