UPDATE: New Tax Rate For Wichita Co. Residents

There's a new tax rate for Wichita County residents.

Commissioners met Monday morning and agreed the original pitch for a $0.025 was just too high. Instead, commissioners approved a lower $0.015 increase Monday morning.

Commissioners say the hike should help pump an extra $918,000 into Wichita County.

Commissioners also approved $190,000 in payments for courthouse renovations.