Half Cent Sales Tax Proposal

12.11.06. ADA, Okla. (AP) - Voters in Pontotoc County go to the polls
Tuesday to decide whether to approve a half-cent sales tax to pay
for a new jail and renovating the county courthouse.

Inspectors say the jail is one of the worst in the state and the health department is waiting to see if the sales tax passes before deciding whether to fine the county or ask the attorney general to shut down the
jail.