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Wed November 5, 2008
Hopkins County residents put to test Tuesday
By Scott Harvey
Hopkins County – Voters in Hopkins County had several big decisions to make Tuesday regarding the counties public school systems. The Cumby Independent School District was seeking an increase to its ad valorem tax rates of 13 cents.
Voters in the Hunt County portion of Cumby ISD voted slightly against the measure that would have raised the tax rate to $1.26 per $100 valuation. Hopkins County voters also voted against the measure, with 57% opposed.
Como-Pickton CISD was also seeking a tax increase of 13 cents Tuesday night, but voters rejected the proposal, with 52% against.
Miller Grove ISD, however, received just enough approval to raise its tax rate an additional 13 cents per $100 valuation. 53% of residents voted for the increase.
Residents also selected four individuals to the Miller Grove Board of Trustees. Doug Hall was the top vote getter. Also selected where Eric Mabe, Lewis Russell, and Johnny Burns.
The only opposed local race in Hopkins County Tuesday was in the race for sheriff. Democrat Charles Adams defeated Republican challenger Norman Sanders, claiming 61% of the vote.