published Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Dade County SPLOST doing well in early voting

Early Georgia primary results show that Dade County voters overwhelmingly approve of a one-cent sales tax to be used for $13.6 million worth of improvements including buying emergency vehicles and fixing up the county library.

A proposal to renew the special purpose local option sales tax for another six years had 64 percent approval, with 596 votes in favor and 342 opposed.

Early results released at 8:30 p.m. today don't include any of votes cast at the county's seven voting precincts. The Times Free Press will post more results as they become available.

about Tim Omarzu...

Tim Omarzu covers Catoosa and Walker counties for the Times Free Press. Omarzu is a longtime journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor at daily and weekly newspapers in Michigan, Nevada and California. Stories he's covered include crime in blighted parts of metro Detroit and Reno, Nev.; environmental activists tree-sitting in California's Sierra Nevada foothills; attempts by the Michigan Militia to take over a township┬╣s government in northern Michigan. A native of Michigan, ...

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