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Special election is Nov. 12

The city of Atmore’s special election to renew an existing 5-mil ad valorem tax for the schools is next Tues., Nov. 12, at the city hall auditorium.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. for all residents who are registered to vote that live within the city limits of Atmore.

According to Advance archives,Amendment 8 of the state constitution names Atmore as one of 10 that can have a special 5 mil ad valorem tax dedicated to just the school system in Atmore. Current schools in Atmore include Rachel Patterson Elementary, Escambia County Middle and Escambia County High School.

The tax was enacted in 1958, and for the last 60 years, schools in Atmore have received the tax dollars generated.