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ESPLOST up for renewal on May 24 ballot
Letter to editor

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?
Rosemarie Swindal

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