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Committees to oversee SPLOST projects

The county government will form several committees to oversee SPLOST 2011 projects.

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SPLOST to fund $17M for roads

Editor's Note: This is the final story in a multi-part series on projects that will be funded if SPLOST 2011 is approved by voters in the March 15 Special Election. The SPLOST is expected to generate $57.6 million over a six-year collection period.

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SPLOST to fund $17M for roads

COVINGTON -- By far, the greatest amount of SPLOST dollars will be spent on transportation projects. A total of nearly $17.3 million has been designated for that purpose, not including the various transportation projects on individual city lists.

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Details short on the District 4 SPLOST projects

Editor's Note: This story is part of a multi-part series on projects that will be funded if SPLOST 2011 is approved by voters in the March 15 Special Election. The SPLOST is expected to generate $57.6 million over a six-year collection period.

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City to use SPLOST for airport, roads

The city of Covington's share of SPLOST will total nearly $7.47 million, and most will be used for transportation projects.

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SPLOST may build Ag facility

Proponents of a $1.1 million agricultural center proposed by the Newton County Farm Bureau say there's plenty of demand for such a facility.

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SPLOST to pay off $8M debt

A total of $8.5 million in county debt will be paid for through SPLOST 2011 revenue, and that's one expense that must be paid whether or not the SPLOST referendum passes.

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Porterdale: SPLOST funds will help pay for gym renovations

This story is part of a multi-part series on projects that will be funded if SPLOST 2011 is approved by voters in the March 15 special election. The SPLOST is expected to generate $57.6 million over a six-year collection period.

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SPLOST would expand judicial center

The Newton County Judicial Center was slated to be at full capacity in 2013, but it's already there. A $7 million expansion to be funded through SPLOST revenues will alleviate crowding at the building, which is "bursting at the seams," according to Chairman Kathy Morgan.

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Newborn to use SPLOST funds for renovations

One of Newton's smallest municipalities is planning community improvements with their small portion of the SPLOST pie.

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Ga. 81/Crowell to get SPLOST 2005 funds

COVINGTON -- Newton County has a little over $5 million in 2005 SPLOST dollars left for transportation projects, and the intersection at Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road will benefit.

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ER expansion on SPLOST 2011 list

When the emergency room at Newton Medical Center was expanded in 1993, the facility was seeing 18,000 visits a year.

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SPLOST committee formed

A committee has been formed to promote SPLOST 2011.

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Deadline nears to vote on SPLOST

If you want to have a say in whether SPLOST 2011 is approved in the March 15 special election, time is running out.

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SPLOST list for Newton is approved

COVINGTON -- The list of SPLOST projects proposed by Commissioner Mort Ewing passed by a vote of 4-1 Tuesday night, but not before one commissioner made a last ditch effort to change it.

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SPLOST tensions remain high for BOC

COVINGTON — The current proposed SPLOST projects list doesn't have full support of the Board of Commissioners.

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SPLOST tensions remain high for BOC

The current proposed SPLOST projects list doesn't have full support of the Board of Commissioners.

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BOC spars over items for SPLOST

COVINGTON — Tempers flared at the Board of Commissioners SPLOST work session Thursday night as questions emerged over whether three commissioners had brokered a deal and possibly held illegal meetings prior to the discussion.

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BOC spars over items for SPLOST

COVINGTON -- Tempers flared at the Board of Commissioners SPLOST work session Thursday night as questions emerged over whether three commissioners had brokered a deal and possibly held illegal meetings prior to the discussion.

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County hears city SPLOST wish lists

COVINGTON -- Local mayors presented more than $20 million in requests to be funded through the 2011 special purpose local option sales tax to county commissioners Wednesday evening.

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