- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Lowndes County voters have failed to pass a $47 million bond issue.

Complete but unofficial results from Tuesday’s election show more than 51 percent of those voting supported the bond issue. However, the bond needed 60 percent of votes cast to pass.

The district planned to build a new $20 million New Hope High School, major athletic and school upgrades to all three campuses, and computers for every student over the next two years.

The New Hope High project included plans to convert the existing high school into a middle school.

A $10 million dollar Career Tech Center was also included.

Superintendent Lynn Wright says he is disappointed in the results.

Wright says said the projects were things the district needed to be able to grow and move forward.

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