SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Voters in Savannah and surrounding Chatham County have another week to decide if they want to renew a penny sales tax to raise an estimated $370 million for local projects.
Mayor Edna Jackson and other city officials are urging voters to keep the area's special purpose local option tax going for another six years. The largest project on the city's wish list is a new arena for concerts and entertainment events expected to cost $120 million.
Leaders of the Savannah tea party are asking voters to defeat the tax measure.
Early voting on renewing Savannah's SPLOST continues through Friday. Final Election Day ballots will be cast Nov. 5.
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