published Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Bradley wheel tax appears headed for defeat

Inside the E. L. Ross Elementary gymnasium, a line of seven voters prepare to cast ballots in the late afternoon. Poll workers at school reported slow but steady activity for most of the day. Lunchtime lines were even smaller.
Inside the E. L. Ross Elementary gymnasium, a line of seven voters prepare to cast ballots in the late afternoon. Poll workers at school reported slow but steady activity for most of the day. Lunchtime lines were even smaller.
Photo by Paul Leach.

With six of Bradley County’s 17 voting precincts reported, opposition to the proposed wheel tax remains at about 75 percent of the vote, according to the Bradley County Election Commission.

“I understand a lot of people went out to vote early because they couldn’t wait to vote against the wheel tax,” said County Commissioner Mel Griffith, himself a wheel tax opponent.

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about Randall Higgins...

Randall Higgins covers news in Cleveland, Tenn., for the Times Free Press. He started work with the Chattanooga Times in 1977 and joined the staff of the Chattanooga Times Free Press when the Free Press and Times merged in 1999. Randall has covered Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Alabama. He now covers Cleveland and Bradley County and the neighboring region. Randall is a Cleveland native. He has bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University. His awards ...

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