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Mississippi County millage increase passes

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR (KAIT)-  Voters on Tuesday made the decision to pass a millage increase for a Mississippi County school district.

465 people voted in favor of the new millage, while 398 voted against it.

The increase to a 4.8 mill was proposed by the South Mississippi County School Board.  The mill will be used to build a new elementary school for students who attend Luxora, Wilson and Keiser Elementary Schools.

Tuesday was the second time the vote.  The increase proposal was previously defeated last September.

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