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Lawrence County Voters Pass Sales Tax

May 10, 2005-- Posted at 11:04 p.m. CDT, updated at 7:50 a.m. on 5/11 

JONESBORO-- Voters in Lawrence County yesterday approved a special initiative to keep a half-cent sales tax going for the next 10 years.   The tax will go toward helping keep the county's only hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge, open and running.   The tax was adopted 10 years ago and renewed five years ago.   The final results from Tuesday's vote were 694 voting in favor of keeping the tax and 205 voting against it.

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