Hernando mayor questions validity of tax vote

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: November 10, 2022 5:59 AM CT | Published: November 09, 2022 5:41 PM CT

While the Election Day total shows the 1% tax on prepared foods in Hernando failed, the city’s mayor and others are questioning who actually voted on the matter and whether all of them were residents.


Hernando 1-cent tax referendum parks and recreation Chip Johnson Dale K. Thompson Subscriber Only

Thank you for supporting local journalism.

Subscribers to The Daily Memphian help fund our not-for-profit newsroom of nearly 40 local journalists plus more than 20 freelancers, all of whom work around the clock to cover the issues impacting our community. Subscriptions - and donations - also help fund our community access programs which provide free access to K-12 schools, community organizations, and more. Thank you for making our work possible.

Toni Lepeska

Toni Lepeska

Toni Lepeska is a freelance reporter for The Daily Memphian. The 34-year veteran of newspaper journalism is an award-winning essayist and covers a diversity of topics, always seeking to reveal the human story behind the news. Toni, who grew up in Cayce, Mississippi, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. To learn more, visit


Want to comment on our stories or respond to others? Join the conversation by subscribing now. Only paid subscribers can add their thoughts or upvote/downvote comments. Our commenting policy can be viewed here