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Voters approve measure for new Crittenden Co. hospital

(Source: WMC-TV) (Source: WMC-TV)
CRITTENDEN COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Plans to build a new hospital in Crittenden County moves forward after Tuesday night’s election.

According to the Secretary of State’s website, about 83 percent voted for the bond.

That’s about 6,185 votes.

The ballot is to approve redirecting proceeds from a one-cent sales tax to finance bonds to build a new hospital.

In 2014, Crittenden Regional Hospital caught fire.

It shut down later that year.

The loss of that hospital made Memphis the closest place for medical care for residents living in that county.

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