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See if your road made 2011 SPLOST list

Transportations projects account for about $25 million of the $57.6 million, 2011 SPLOST list. Newton County and Covington recently approved their final transportation lists. See all of the proposed projects below.

March 15, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | SPLOST


2011 SPLOST: parks and judicial center

The 2011 SPLOST would provide the recreation department with $1 million to repair and upgrade various parks. The board of the Newton County Recreation Commission recently approved a list of proposed repairs:

March 15, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | SPLOST


Looking at the need for 2011 SPLOST

This is the third part in our Sunday SPLOST series leading up to the SPLOST special election on March 15. Today's story will examine six of the larger projects included in the 2011 SPLOST list, and tell you why officials believe they're needed.

March 06, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | SPLOST


Past SPLOST successes: the 2005 SPLOST

This is the second part in our Sunday SPLOST series leading up to the SPLOST special election on March 15. Today's story will look back at the $58.8 million, 2005 SPLOST approved by voters and detail how that money was spent. We'll also look at how the 2011 SPLOST was compiled, get answers as to whether it should have been handled differently and briefly look at how other counties prepare for their SPLOSTs.

February 27, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | SPLOST


The costs of SPLOST

Supporters of SPLOST point to the fact that non-residents pay sales tax, and; therefore, contribute to Newton County projects. The opposition isn't sold on the entire list and some simply want to end a tax that they can actually control.

February 20, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | SPLOST


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