Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:23:01 GMT
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Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill. A spokesperson for Megabus told WSFA 12 News that the bus was headingMore >>
Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill.More >>
Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities...More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:43:00 GMT
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip. Billy Ray Kizziah, 21, of Deatsville, Joe Davis Henderson, 22, of Marbury, and KimberlyMore >>
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:24:41 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:22:15 GMT
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >>
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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -
The proposed property tax that will fund the creation of a new state-of-the-art high school in Auburn will now be left to the citizen's vote.
"We're probably looking at an election not before September. Sometime this fall, but September at the earliest," says David Dorton, Director of Public Affairs for Auburn.
Auburn City Schools brought their plan to the City Council last December.
We spoke to Superintendent Dr. Karen DeLano by telephone Friday afternoon.
She says this school is an immediate need with growth and is elated the legislature will leave the decision up to resident voters.
"The school system tells us that state funding has kind of lacked behind growth as far as state funding based on enrollment, but hasn't really kept up with enrollment," explains Dorton. "The school board came to the council saying they needed some help."
If the increase in property taxes by nine mills should pass, it would fund the high school's price tag of nearly $80 million.
Another $17 million has been requested to update facilities at current schools.
The increase to 14 mills in school property tax means citizens would pay around $1.40 per $100 of the assessed property.
"The goal is to keep that quality of the school system that has helped Auburn be a dynamic community and an education community," says Dorton.