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Voters OK LPSO taxes

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A 10-year property tax renewal and a permanent quarter-cent sales tax to support the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office won voter approval on Saturday night.

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, unofficial results indicate that 2,597 people, or 53.08 percent of the vote, were in favor of the sales tax. Casting a “no” vote were 2,296 people, or 46.92 percent of those who voted.

The millage renewal of 7.83 mills was approved with 67.90 percent (or 3,321 people) voting “yes” and 32.10 percent (or 1,570) voting against.

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