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Stone County votes down sales taxes to construct and operate new jail

A definite “No” was the answer last night when the votes were counted in the special election for two sales taxes to construct and operate a new jail in Stone County.

The final margin was 64 percent against the taxes, almost two-to-one.

The tax failed in every box except absentee votes, and only 16 of those were cast.

The final tabulation showed 1,365 voted against the taxes and 758 for the taxes.

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