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Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 7:28am

Columbus Passes SPLOST for Schools

Voters in Columbus approved a $233 million Special Local Option Sales Tax for education.

According to the Columbus Ledger Inquirer, only 15% of registered voters turned out Tuesday for the special election.

The penny tax will be in place for five years or until the money is raised.

It will be used to build five new schools and for upgrades to other schools.