Chamber board endorses SPLOST V, sets information sessions

Published 9:29 pm Friday, October 13, 2017


The Board of Directors of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the SPLOST V initiative that will appear on the Nov. 7 Election Day ballot.

“Voting ‘yes’ on Nov. 7 will ensure that Troup County can continue the positive momentum and the robust environment for economic development we currently are experiencing,” said John Asbell, the 2017 chamber board chairman.

Past SPLOST initiatives have helped to provide the county and municipalities with enhanced public safety equipment and facilities, important infrastructure improvements and outstanding recreational facilities.

“Successful completion of recent SPLOST projects including Sweetland Amphitheatre, the new Hogansville Public Library and recreational facilities in West Point demonstrates the commitment of each entity to serve as good stewards of the SPLOST funds,” Asbell said.

Troup Tomorrow, an organization formed to lead advocacy efforts for community initiatives, has selected two small business owners to lead the SPLOST V campaign. Dale Jackson of Jackson Heating & Air and Curtis Brown of Build the Crowd understand the positive impact generated by SPLOST funds.

“It is important to note that more than 50 percent of SPLOST revenues will be generated by visitors to Troup County,” Jackson said. “As a business man, I understand if you’re not making an investment, then the payout is not going to be there. SPLOST is an investment for the future of Troup County.”

“The proposed projects in this initiative will impact every corner of Troup County,” Brown said. “Voting ‘yes’ for SPLOST will provide new opportunities for our county and our cities.”

The public is encouraged to attend one of the several information sessions scheduled around the community to learn more about the projects.

The informational sessions will take place at the following dates and locations.

  • Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at the LaGrange Candidate Forum at Del’avant.
  • Oct. 17 at 7:30 a.m. at the Early Bird Breakfast at Del’avant.
  • Oct. 17 at noon at the Lions Club meeting at Highland Country Club.
  • Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center.
  • Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Troup County Democrats meeting at the Griggs Recreation Center.
  • Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. Town Hall at Gray Hill Recreation Center.
  • Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Neighborhood Association at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.

For more information visit or contact Dale Jackson at or Curtis Brown at