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(WBIR) The Blount County Board of Education is suing Alcoa and Maryville for almost $800,000 in unpaid liquor taxes.

State law requires 50 percent of the tax revenue collected from mixed-drink sales go to education. Blount County School said Alcoa and Maryville haven't given any of their liquor tax revenue to the school system.

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The district said Maryville owes more than $503,000 dating back to 1996, and Alcoa owes more than $284,000 dating back to 1980.

In Knox County, both the county and Farragut are working to pay back thousands of dollars in unpaid liquor taxes.

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