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Local opinion: Vote yes on SPLOST

Our community has a great opportunity to make a wise and much needed investment in our future. The referendum to renew the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) is one of the most significant decisions our community has had the opportunity to make in many years. With the county budget already strained due to the economy, there has never been a better time to renew our SPLOST to fund infrastructure improvements. It is important for each of us to know the facts and to make intelligent decisions when voting on the future of our community.

October 17, 2011 | By Jayne Iglesias Citizens for Progress | OPINION


Local opinion: Vote no on SPLOST

First and most importantly, a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax is a tax. SPLOST VII is not about the jail, it's about yet another tax for another six years. It takes $20 billion dollars in sales to generate $200 million for the SPLOST VII projects.

October 17, 2011 | By Steve Voshall Forsyth County Tea Party | OPINION


Time, support will help Tuscaloosa heal from tornado

Nothing has broken my heart more than the devastation that remains after a tornado last week ripped through my hometown, destroying homes, schools, businesses and lives.

May 09, 2011 | Julie Arrington | OPINION


Prayers for Ringgold, a hometown that is hurting

For most people the concept of a hometown isn't complicated.

May 09, 2011 | Crystal Ledford | OPINION


Mel Copen: Making sense of the census

A recent headline read: "Citizenship question will not be added to 2010 census."

November 18, 2009 | Mel Copen | OPINION


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