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Final public forum for SPLOST tax

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A final public forum— before the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendum is put to a vote— happened tonight, March 10, in Columbus with both sides making a final appeal to voters.

Thousands have already cast their ballots in early voting in Muscogee County— which continues through Friday, March 13. All other voters will decide on the issue at the polls on March 17.

Tonight, Muscogee County superintendent David Lewis told the crowd how money raised from the SPLOST tax will help build a new Spencer High School as well as improve Shaw High School.

"The public who attend the forums seem to be very appreciative of the fact that we provided factual information for them to help better inform them on their vote," says Lewis.

Opponents of the SPLOST tax say there needs to be a better way to spend the money.

The SPLOST tax would raise about $200 million over the course of 5 years.

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