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Brandon residents vote on food and beverage tax

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BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Brandon residents are at the polls today voting on whether the city will have a two percent food and beverage tax increase.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning at city hall for residents.

Ballots will be counted tonight and residents will know if the increase will happen.

Mayor Butch Lee says this is a prime time and voting yes will be the next step in Brandon's future. He says if it passes, the next step in the process will come quick.

"Getting a group of business people together to study some models of how to create a recreational system that we can encourage both senior adults to move to Brandon and encourage and enhance tournaments for select soccer and baseball primarily, girls fast pitch softball here in Brandon," Lee said.

"My advice is to vote yes for it because they've been paying for this every time we go to Flowood, which is one of our sister cities as well as Pearl. Not knocking those folks, they did a great thing by doing that years ago. So they got a little bit a head of us and we're going to catch up today," Lee added.

The polls will close at 7 p.m. tonight.

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