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The election is over and the supporters of the Wheel Tax have scored a victory.

According to statistics provided by the Knox County Election Commission, the referendum passed in only six of the county’s 17 precincts or wards. Those precincts or wards were: Sequoyah Hills, Rocky Hill, Farragut Middle, Farragut High and A.L. Lotts schools — predominately West Knox County precincts or the areas where the bulk of Knox County property tax revenue is generated.

This win axes the proposed property tax increase for this year (a tax was proposed in case the Wheel Tax failed).

The promise from this new source of revenue is a new high school in West Knox County.

It’s been 16 days since the Wheel Tax passed, and the farragutpress will keep a count on its editorial page of the days that pass before actual construction of the school begins — just to keep an eye on government at work.

In other matters, the farragutpress has a column in this week’s edition by Steve Fultz, associate pastor at First Baptist Concord.

We invite you to read his column and let us know what you think via presstalk or in a letter to the editor.

In closing, the staff of the farragutpress wishes all a happy Thanksgiving.

 

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