Walker County, Ga., residents favor liquor by the drink, but don't want to increase property taxes to fund their library system, according to results from early voting released around 7:45 p.m. today.
A special election to allow liquor by the drink in restaurants and eating establishments in the unincorporated county got 645 votes, or 58 percent, in favor and 467, or 42 percent, opposed.
A quarter-mill property tax increase to fund the library had 580 votes, or 52 percent, opposed and 531 votes, or 48 percent, in favor of the increase.
None of the votes cast in the county's 11 voting precincts were included in the early voting results.
The Times Free Press will post more results as they become available.
Tim Omarzu covers Catoosa and Walker counties for the Times Free Press. Omarzu is a longtime journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor at daily and weekly newspapers in Michigan, Nevada and California. Stories he's covered include crime in blighted parts of metro Detroit and Reno, Nev.; environmental activists tree-sitting in California's Sierra Nevada foothills; attempts by the Michigan Militia to take over a township¹s government in northern Michigan. A native of Michigan, ...