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Friday is last day to vote early in SPLOST election

MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - Residents in Muscogee County have until Friday if they want to cast an early vote on the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax or SPLOST. 

Top educators in the Muscogee County School District say several facilities need upgrades like the Kinnett Stadium, which is used by many Muscogee County schools. 

The SPLOST may put more than $3 million towards upgrades to Kinnett's Field House, Press Box, Concessions, and Restrooms.

"If you've ever been to Kinnett Stadium our locker rooms when they were originally built they were designed for probably teams consisting of about 40 players," said Todd Stanfill, District Athletic Director. "Now most of the teams have anywhere from 60 to 100 kids dressing out, so it's just not adequate… these facilities will impact kids 20/30 years from now."

There's also wear and tear at Jordan High School. 

Plans with the sales tax revenue also include upgrades to its softball and baseball fields, and weight room.

So far, almost 4,500 voters have cast their votes on SPLOST. 

Final voting on the tax measure is next Tuesday, March 17.

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