SPLOST V passed. Now, we wait.

With less than ten-percent of the county’s registered voters heading to the polls, the SPLOST V referendum narrowly passed by nine-hundred votes. The program is estimated to collect $204 million dollars in local sales tax over a five-year period, starting April 1, 2020. The first twenty percent of collections, or $40.8 million, will be set... Continue Reading →

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Seventy percent of SPLOST IV projects complete

The Henry County SPLOST program provides funds for capital projects and transportation improvements through the collection of a local one-percent sales tax. An update to the program budget was recently published, dated September 13, 2019. The SPLOST IV program was approved by voters in November 2013 with collections beginning on April 1, 2014. Collections will... Continue Reading →

Henry County calls SPLOST V referendum

County Commissioners have referenced the Cherokee County Aquatic Center as a possible design for Henry County's center. (New South Construction photo) The Henry County Board of Commissioners have adopted a resolution calling for the SPLOST V referendum this November. If approved by the voters, SPLOST V is estimated to collect $204 million dollars over a... Continue Reading →

McDonough approves SPLOST V project list

The McDonough city council approved their project list for the upcoming SPLOST V referendum on Monday, August 19. The project list allocates over eighty percent of the city's estimated allocation to public safety and transportation projects. City Administrator Keith Dickerson Because Henry County opted to select level two projects and forego the intergovernmental agreement, McDonough... Continue Reading →

Campground Road opens to traffic August 20

The long-awaited Campground Road extension, a project twenty years in the making, is scheduled to open to traffic on Tuesday, August 20. The $19 million dollar project has been funded through Henry County SPLOST. Construction for the project was awarded to McCoy Grading, Inc of Greenville, GA in March 2017. The lowest bid was $13,327,208.26... Continue Reading →

Called meetings add to an already busy week

Called meetings by Stockbridge and the board of commissioners during the upcoming week add to an already busy schedule of millage rate public hearings, SPLOST V discussions, and meetings. Residents have a number of opportunities to attend local government meetings during the week of July 15 and learn more about ongoing projects. Every city has... Continue Reading →

Henry County approves SPLOST V project list

The project list presented in this article was based on a six year program. The Board of Commissioners chose to pursue a five year program after the county and cities failed to agree to an intergovernmental agreement. As of August 17, the final project list is not available. The Henry County Board of Commissioners approved... Continue Reading →

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