Thursday, December 3, 2009

Voters reject sales tax reduction in Hardin County, Tn

Voters in Hardin County, Tn this past Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a reduction in the sales tax that was put on the ballot through the efforts of a local grassroots group that was angry over their schools being closed. The final vote was a three to one margin in favor of keeping the local sales tax where its currently at. This vote clears the way for the Hardin County school system to begin the process of reducing the county's ten elementary schools down to five. This school consolidation deal mainly involves the residents on the southeastern side of the Tennessee River.

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