Editor, Due to the defeat of the Special Local Option Sales Tax in November 2014, we currently pay 6 percent sales tax in Liberty County — 4 percent state sales tax (no state sales tax on groceries), 1 percent Local Option Tax to operate Liberty County and 1 percent for education, also known as ESPLOST, which expires next year in July.
As determined by the Liberty County school board last December, a special election will be held May 24 to decide if this ESPLOST should be continued for another five years. I encourage the voters of Liberty County to go and vote on May 24. You have the power to say yea or nay!
My question to the local officials: “Why are senior citizens in Liberty County still required to pay school tax as part of their property tax?” Many counties in Georgia exempt their seniors. Why not Liberty County?