CONYERS — The Conyers City Council and Rockdale County Board of Commissioners are poised to vote on referendums calling for a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum that would collect a total of $89.1 million over six years.

The city is expected to vote on the referendum at its Dec. 15 meeting, while the county will consider the referendum at its Dec. 14 meeting. The referendum will be held in conjunction with the Georgia Primary Election on May 24, 2022. If approved by voters, the 1% sales tax will take effect in 2023, following the expiration of the SPLOST approved in May 2016.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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