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Lowndes County Voters Pass Education Tax and Sunday Alcohol Sales Measures

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Posted at 10:21 PM, Mar 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-17 18:37:11-04

LOWNDES COUNTY, GA (WTXL) - Lowndes County voters approved two measures during Tuesday's county elections.

They were considering a special purpose education tax in the county. It would dedicate a one percent sales tax towards education, including a new Valdosta High School project.

The other measure would allow for the sale of alcohol in Lake Park on Sundays. If approved, it would mean the sales could begin starting at 12:30 p.m. within the Lowndes County Municipality's city limits.

The education tax passed with 79.4% voting in favor of it, while 20.5% voted against. As for the Lake Park alcohol sales measure, it passed with 60.6% voting in favor of it. All precincts were reporting.