(OLNEY) As local and statewide voters go to the polls a week from today for the March 20 Election, the residents of Richland County will be voting on a question on whether or not to implement a 1% Sales Tax to raise funds to renovate the Richland County High School. Some community members are concerned that the projected $1.2 million to be collected per year will become permanent, whether needed or not, and that since they believe that the School District has failed to pay for construction or remodeling completed back in 2002, no more debt should be incurred, especially since the current $18 million of principle indebtedness remains currently of the restructured debt, according to their numbers. To learn more, go to the Tony Davis Facebook page online and be looking for a flyer to be mailed and distributed in Richland County this week.
(OLNEY) Meanwhile, if the public is unsure about the issue, another community informational meeting about the proposed Richland County School Facility Sales Tax and the proposed renovation of Richland County High School will be later this week. For those who have questions about the proposed work at RCHS and/or the Sales Tax question on the March 20th ballot, the meeting will be held this Thursday night, March 15, in Room 116 at Richland County High School, beginning at 6:00. After the presentation, guided tours of the High School will be available. All are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting.
(NEWTON/OLNEY) All area residents are encouraged to make sure they’re ready to cast their votes for next week’s March 20 Primary Election. From early voting to grace period voting and more, call your respective County Clerk’s Office for more information and/or details. Whether the Jasper County Clerk’s office in Newton, the Richland County Clerk’s office in Olney, or any other County Clerk’s office, they’re all open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 to 4:00, each weekday. Give them a call or simply stop by.