CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Crisp County's Sheriff appealed to voters to approve the next SPLOST vote for their county.
Sheriff Billy Hancock said the next round of income from SPLOST taxes would help fund a new generator for the jail.
He said the current one was installed back in 1991 and needs to be replaced.
The one-cent SPLOST tax is already in place, and voters will soon have the choice whether to keep it going for another six years.
Sheriff Hancock said if the jail's generator failed when the power goes out, safety could be at risk.
"We would be put in a situation where we're moving inmates totally in the dark with the exception of some flashlights," said Sheriff Hancock. "We're putting us in a situation where our doorlocks could become in jeopardy if we're not back on regular Crisp County power pretty soon."
If the SPLOST vote passes, the Crisp County Sheriff's Office will also be able to fund new washing machines, a kitchen and other necessities for the jail.
SPLOST will be on the ballot in November.
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