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March 19--  Voters in Toombs County voted to extend a one penny sales tax for education in Toombs County Tuesday.

Toombs County Election Supervisor Carey Alligood reports 542 "YES" votes and only 93 "NO" votes.

The school boards in Vidalia and Toombs County estimate the sales tax will raise $27 million dollars over a five year period.

Vidalia will use most of the money to help pay off $20 million in bonds used to build the new Vidalia High School.

Toombs County school's will use the revenue to pay off the $4 million it still owes on the Toombs County High School and to build new athletic facilities near the high school plus make renovations at Toombs Central Elementary School.

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