Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Katelin Carroll
Staff Reporter 

Lewis County voters fail to approve Sales Tax increase for schools

See how each district in Lewis County voted


August 13, 2020

Local and state political candidates fought for their seats all through the summer, waiting for Thursday, August 6, to arrive. Here in Lewis County, we had 2,719 show up to polls to cast their votes.

The widely debated Sales Tax Referendum, where taxes would have been raised from 2.5 percent to 2.75 percent to help with school projects, was voted down by only 195 votes. The people of Lewis County voted 1,213 for the referendum and 1,408 against.

Winning by 3 votes was Paula Dyer with 114 votes for School Board, District 8, over Nancy McDonald, with 111 votes. Chad Spears came in third with...

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