A measure to extend a special purpose local option sales tax in Pulaski County was approved Tuesday by more than 60 percent of those voting, unofficial vote totals show.
In all, 627 votes were cast in favor of the SPLOST, which represents more than 62 percent of ballots cast, according to unofficial totals. There were 378 votes cast against the measure.
The new tax is expected to generate about $7.2 million in revenues earmarked for city and county projects such as a multipurpose facility at the Pulaski County Recreation Department.
Other projects include a new city hall for Hawkinsville as well as the renovation of the Hawkinsville Opera House.
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The current six-year SPLOST is scheduled to end Sept. 30. The new SPLOST replaces the old with sales taxes remaining at 7 cents on the dollar.