By Katelin Carroll
Staff Reporter 

About the local option sales tax...


Talk and debate has spread across our community as of late, concerning whether or not to increase our local option sales tax from 2.5 percent to 2.75 percent in order to help with the building of a new high school.

What is the local option sales tax?

A local option sales tax is typically used as a means to raise funds for a number of local projects, especially for rural counties who receive less funding, and Lewis County would be no different.

Currently, Tennessee's sales tax is 7 percent and Lewis County/Hohenwald's sales tax is at 2.5 percent. According to S...

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