WYNNE, AR (KAIT) - While the cities of Wynne and Parkin heavily supported the measure, voters around Cross County struck down the proposed 1-cent 36-month levy to fund economic development.
The final vote Tuesday was 807 votes (54 percent) to 678 (45 percent).
City of Wynne voters passed the measure 408 votes (63 percent) to 244 (37 percent). The measure passed in the City of Parkin by a tally of 42 votes (76 percent) to 13 (23 percent).
Official results will be certified later this week by the Cross County Clerk's Office.
"We want to thank everyone who voted in favor of economic development from throughout the county," said Aaron Stewart, executive director of the Cross County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corp. "Although we are disappointed with the final results, we will refocus our efforts in determining the best way to fund economic development in Cross County."