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Council certifies special election results

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.

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