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Will SPLOST ever end? Thats up to Hall voters
County official sees continued support for 1-cent sales tax
Hall County SPLOST Manager Tim Sims, left, and Assistant County Administrator Marty Nix point out areas where projects are underway that are being paid for with revenue from a 1-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2015. They see support for the tax continuing and revenues topping $1 billion since SPLOST was introduced in 1985. - photo by Carlos Galarza
A Hall County official says he’s confident voters will continue to back a revenue-generating 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax, commonly known as SPLOST. Assistant County Administrator Marty Nix is not surprised that over the past 32 years voters have agreed to approve seven SPLOST initiatives that have generated almost $600 million in revenues. Nix started his career in Hall County working as a booking officer in the detention center in 1984. The next year, he saw voters approve the county’s first SPLOST. He had no idea then that it would continue to be a steady stream of revenue for the county.