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POSTED: August 1, 2014 11:45 a.m.

Representatives from Liberty County, its municipalities and the chamber of commerce met Tuesday to discuss campaign plans for the coming special-purpose local-option sales-tax referendum.
Liberty County voters will decide in November whether they want to continue to pay the 1 percent sales tax, which is used to fund countywide capital projects.
Liberty County is nearing the end of its fifth SPLOST term. SPLOST VI — should voters approve it — would continue the tax.
Tuesday’s meeting was for county and city administrators to provide input on campaign materials, which are being prepared by the chamber.
Because Georgia law prohibits governmental agencies from using public funds to promote campaigns, county and city officials are serving only as advisors on the SPLOST planning team.
Tuesday’s meeting included a review of proposed flyers, public-service announcements and presentations for public hearings.
A fundraising committee meeting was scheduled for Thursday at Liberty Regional Medical Center to discuss possible revenue sources for the campaign.
The schedule for public hearings is:
• Sept. 11 — Hinesville Area Arts Council
• Sept. 23 — Liberty County Community Complex
• Sept. 30 — Riceboro Youth Center
• Oct. 2 — Gum Branch area
All meetings are to begin at 6 p.m.


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