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Commissioners aim to reduce city’s SPLOST split
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Elected officials from Jones County and the City of Gray gathered Jan. 21 to talk about the division of the one-cent sales tax funds.
Elected officials from Jones County and the City of Gray gathered Jan. 21 to talk about the division of the one-cent sales tax funds.
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Last week’s joint meeting of Jones County and Gray elected officials started off amicably with treats and handshakes, but the sales tax deal the county was offering was not as sweet as the cookies on the table.

When the city officials arrived at the Jan. 21 meeting, commissioners left their usual seats up front and pulled up chairs around a table in a gesture that appeared to have the purpose of making their counterparts feel at home and welcome.

The panels were both complete, with all elected commissioners and councilmen in attendance.

Current Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax collections began in July of 2009 and will end in June of 2015, and renewing the sales tax this year ensures there will be no lapse in collections.

City officials quickly made it clear that they were happy with the current SPLOST percentage, which is 19.2. Councilman Benny Gray was the first city representative to state that the council was united in that decision.

“If you all agree, we can all go home now,” he said.

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