Unofficial totals show voters favor Florence Co.'s penny tax

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A near majority of voters in Florence County voted in favor of a penny sales tax referendum to complete road improvement projects.

The Penny Tax is a one-cent tax added to everything bought in Florence County. The money collected from this tax is used on roads, county buildings and equipment for Emergency Services. The tax expires on April 30, 2014; Florence County's registered voters got this final vote to decide if they should keep the law, of get rid of it.

With 64 of 68 precincts reporting, 64 percent of voters were in favor of keeping the penny sales tax.

The back-up water tank in Pamplico, which has been used since the main water tank was condemned by the Department of Health and Environmental Control, is in need of replacement parts.

The paving of Cato Road and the emergency radio system used by police and fire officials are also on the list of projects to be funded by this tax.

All results from the Nov. 5 election are unofficial until certified.

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