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Commerce schools to keep same millage rate

The school millage rate for Commerce will remain the same. The Commerce Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to adopt a millage rate of 19.139 mills for 2017, the same rate as the last year. The bond millage rate for the Commerce schools remains at 3 mills. The net city tax digest for 2

COMMERCENEWSTODAY.COM - 2017-09-20 15:51:32

Commerce council mulls options for former B&G Club

A community gathering place? A police substation or an exercise space for first responders? Some bathrooms and storage for some ballfields and soccer fields for youngsters? Commerce City Council members tossed those ideas and others around Monday when they visited the former Boys & Girls Club bui

COMMERCENEWSTODAY.COM - 2017-09-20 15:14:14

Charity motorcycle ride, Savage Race, Southern Gospel on tap in Paulding

The 14th Annual Lamar Hunton Motorcycle Ride and inaugural Jeep Show and Shine is set for Saturday, Sept. 23. Special Photo The Nelons have been singing hit songs and bridging the traditional sounds of Gospel music with contemporary influences that inspires listeners of all ages for decades. Special

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 12:26:00

Douglas Chamber honors young professionals advancing themselves, community

The Douglas Chamber of Commerce recently recognized 10 people under age 40 who are working to advance themselves and the county. The chamber's Young Professionals Connection program recently announced its annual Top 10 Young Professionals, which is an annual recognition of young professionals in Dou

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 10:38:00

Teacher of the year finalists announced

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County School System (NCSS) and the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the top three finalists for Newton County's 2017 Teacher of the Year award. After reading essays submitted by each of the school system's 23 Teachers of the Year, a pa

COVINGTON NEWS - 2017-09-21 23:20:00

Fair helps give small businesses tools to succeed

A newcomer to Hall County, Joanne Ramsaroop is more than just trying to familiarize herself with the community. The Bank of America mortgage officer is trying to learn about her potential customer base and the housing market. That's why Thursday's Small Business Resource Fair, a first-time event hos

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-21 18:35:00

Trump nominates 4 for TVA board

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - President Donald Trump will nominate people from four states to serve on the nine-member board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the White House said Thursday. Trump will name Kenneth E. Allen of Kentucky and James R. Thompson III of Alabama for terms that expir

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 19:33:50

Georgia Is Becoming A Global Destination For Jobs

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Global Commerce Division helped create a total of 30,309 new jobs during FY 17, generating a record-breaking $6.33 billion in investments. This growth is a result of the expansion or relocation of 377 companies covering every region of the sta

GPB - 2017-09-20 17:49:40

Puppy mill dogs picked up by Georgia English Bulldog Rescue

SOUTH FULTON, GA - Dozens of dogs rescued from a puppy mill in Fulton County on Monday were picked up by an animal rescue organization on Wednesday afternoon. The Georgia English Bulldog Rescue took 18 of 38 dogs that were confiscated from a puppy mill located at 4401 Commerce Circle. "It's super e

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-20 21:25:39

Chamber has new signature event

AMERICUS - The Education Division of the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce announces its inaugural event this year with the first State of Education Dinner. With presenting sponsor, the One Sumter Economic Development Foundation Inc., this signature event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Hosted

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

Rescue group gets dogs seized from alleged puppy mill

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - More than two dozen dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill are now getting help. Fulton County animal control officers seized 38 bulldogs Monday from a warehouse on Commerce Circle. Rescue group Georgia English Bulldog Rescue said 18 of the dogs are now going to foster ho

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-09-20 19:47:06

Ex-mayor heads to jail for paving mother's driveway with city funds

Former Nicholson Mayor Ronnie Maxwell was sentenced to serve time in the Jackson County jail for using taxpayer money to pave private property, Channel 2 Action News reported Thursday. Maxwell pleaded guilty in July to one charge of theft by taking related to using taxpayer money for personal purpos


Maxwell sentence to jail, house arrest

Former Nicholson Mayor Ronnie Maxwell was sentenced to 90 days in jail, nine months house arrest with an ankle monitor and five years probation after a hearing of just more than an hour Thursday. He will begin service the house arrest immediately and will report for confinement in the Jackson Cou

JACKSONHERALDTODAY.COM - 2017-09-21 23:59:59

Annual Constitution Project kicks off

Participants in the 2017 Constitution Project recite an oath during a kickoff event Sept. 6 in Jefferson City.Submitted photo Students from Houston High School were among 12 high schools across the state participating in the 2017 Constitution Project. Missouri First Lady Sheena Greitens opened the S

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 14:21:00

BOC plans to cut tax rate

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners plans to lower its millage rates this fall. The incorporated area rate is slated to fall to 9.416 mills from 9.6 mills and the unincorporated rate to 10.945 mills from 11.01 mills. The rates and final budget are set to be officially approved Oct. 12. Amo

JACKSONHERALDTODAY.COM - 2017-09-20 15:51:53

Incident during movie leads to attack

A woman said she was attacked after she told two women to "shut up" when they were talking during a movie. The woman told a deputy with the Banks County Sheriff's Office that she told the two women to "shut up" at a cinema at Banks Crossing. She said that after the movie, when she went to the bat

BANKSNEWSTODAY.COM - 2017-09-20 13:56:44

Jefferson unlikely to rollback millage rate

There are no apparent plans for Jefferson to roll back its millage rate based on comments made at last Tuesday's council meeting. Three council members favored maintaining the 6.185 millage rate, which would constitute a tax increase due to growth in this year's digest. The city council will vo

JACKSONHERALDTODAY.COM - 2017-09-20 15:51:29

Madison Co. Agricultural Fair runs Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 26-30

It's fall in Madison County and that means it's time for cotton candy, cattle shows and rides on the midway - in other words, it's time for the annual fair. Madison County's 69th Annual Madison County Agricultural Fair will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Comer fairgr

MADISONJOURNALTODAY.COM - 2017-09-21 17:12:56

Podcast: Mitch McConnell, Jared Kushner and HUD

This week, co-host Baynard Woods talks with ProPublica reporter Alec MacGillis about Jared Kushner's rental properties, Ben Carson's HUD and the machinations of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom MacGillis wrote about in his book The Cynic. Democracy in Crisis is a weekly podcast hosted by

FLAGPOLE.COM - 2017-09-22 22:25:00

DICK YARBROUGH: Never too early to think about how you want to be remembered

Do me a favor, will you? I would greatly appreciate it if you would see that my obituary gets printed as is, just in case I happen to kick the bucket or cash in my chips or buy the farm or any other euphemism that you deem appropriate for the occasion. Let me say emphatically that I have no plans to

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 01:52:00