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Thanks for keeping the penny rolling
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Dear editor:

To the citizens of Bryan County, I want to express my appreciation for the resounding “yes” vote that our citizens approved to “keep the penny rolling” for SPLOST.
A total of 2,146 votes were cast with 1,619 “yes” votes and 516 “no” votes. Our sixth SPLOST cycle will begin in April. It is anticipated that $33 million will be collected over the six-year period that will fund capital projects for our county and the cities of Pembroke and Richmond Hill.
It is the plan of your commissioners to use some of the early funding to provide enough money to complete the extension of Harris Trail, which will improve traffic flow in anticipation of the widening of Hwy. 144. This is just one of the many capital projects that will occur over the six-year period.                     
Our Citizens SPLOST Advisory Committee did an outstanding job communicating the need to “keep the penny rolling.”
Ray Pittman did an excellent job in leading the committee as chairman. The committee met for several weeks to review the project list and develop its campaign to “keep the penny rolling.”
Several committee members spent countless hours visiting community civic clubs and groups to explain the need for funding the projects on our SPLOST list.
This committee of citizens was a first for our county, and I commend them for a job well done.

Jimmy Burnsed
Bryan County Commission

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