Council certifies special election results

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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The Atmore City Council certified the special election results renewing an existing 5-mil ad valorem tax for the schools at a special-called meeting Monday morning.

One-hundred-and-fourteen, along with two absentee ballots, voted for the tax. Twelve voted against the renewal.

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.

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