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January 8, 2013

Mays gets nod again

THOMASVILLE — Roads will be a priority for the 2013 Thomas County Commission chairman.

Elaine Mays, who was unanimously re-elected chairman Tuesday, said most of the revenue from a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) that went into effect Jan. 1 is earmarked for roads.

Expansion of sheriff’s and police administration areas of the Jail-Justice Center is among other projects to be funded by the revenue.

Mays, who was nominated by Commissioner Ken Hickey for the chairmanship, said money for the Jail-Justice Center project will be set aside as revenue is received this year.

See Wednesday's edition for more details.

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