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Posted: November 5, 2013 8:57 p.m.

Rockdale County passes E-SPLOST

With all 19 Rockdale County precints reporting, Rockdale County citizens passed the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

The tax measure passed with 57 percent of the vote, by a margin of 789 votes.

The E-SPLOST, which would collect one penny for every retail dollar spent in the county, is projected to collect $83.6 million over five years and would be Rockdale's fourth E-SPLOST. Previous E-SPLOSTs  have paid off the school system's bond debt, helped build a new CJ Hicks Elementary School and a significant part of Rockdale Career Academy, repair school buildings, purchase new school busses and more.

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