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Portion of ABC sales will no longer go to Southport area schools

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For more than fifty years, a portion of sales from the Southport ABC liquor store has gone to three area schools, and Dosher Memorial Hospital. That is about to change.

Thursday night the Board of Aldermen voted to allocate 100 percent of the store’s funds to the city, citing the move will prevent a tax hike in this tight economy.

Concerned Southport Elementary School parents said they do not want to see their children’s school lose the $25,000 it has been receiving from the store.

“It gives the children of the school more supplies, different things in the school that we can use to better the children’s education,” said concerned parent, Sam Sharp.

Although all the money from the ABC store will now go to the city’s general funds, board members said when budget time comes they will give some money to Southport Elementary.

Aldermen has not decided just how much money that will be.

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For more than fifty years, a portion of sales from the Southport ABC liquor store has gone to three area schools, and Dosher Memorial Hospital. That is about to change.

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