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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

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

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

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

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

Council approves Culver's drive-thru in split vote

Braselton leaders gave the green light for another drive-thru restaurant last week. In a 4-1 vote, the Braselton Town Council approved a conditional use for a drive-thru at the future Culver's restaurant. Developers plan to construct the restaurant within the Highpointe Development off Hwy. 211.

BRASELTONNEWSTODAY.COM - 2017-09-20 17:19:25

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

Second full-time magistrate position greenlit by commission

Pending approval from Superior Court, Barrow County will have a second full-time magistrate judge. Barrow County Chief Magistrate Caroline Power Evans filed a motion with the Superior Court judges on Sept. 14, the day after the Barrow County Board of Commissioners met, to increase the number of ma

BARROWJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 14:22:47

Statham millage rate to decrease slightly for 2017; lack of audit continues to draw criticism at council meeting

Statham's 2017 millage rate will drop slightly, if it is approved at the city council's October meeting. The "rollback" millage rate, which will raise the same amount of tax money as in 2016, is 4.917 mills, city clerk Mai Chang said Tuesday. The millage rate now is 5.133 mills. The rate will b

BARROWJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 18:01:42

Winder reaches lease agreement for former Lanier Tech building

The City of Winder has reached a lease agreement for the building at 89 East Athens Street formerly occupied by Lanier Technical College. Under the agreement approved Thursday by City Council, the city will lease the roughly 20,000-square-foot, two-story building for five years to LAB P.I., LLC,

BARROWJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 16:00:46

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

Weekend Preview: Forage for salad, fall fun, surrealist puppet show

Terri Rakusin, president of UGArden, looks at the brussel sprouts which are GMO free, at UGArden on Jan. 10 2017 in Athens, Ga. Photo/ Lexi KimLexi Kim American Indian Returnings (AIR) Talk with Daniel Heath Justice What: Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe will present

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-20 19:00:00

EXCLUSIVE: Two Story Coffeehouse to move out of Five Points area

After spending eight years in a converted craftsman home, Two Story Coffeehouse will be moving out of the Five Points area, where the shop has drawn many regulars at the University of Georgia and in the Athens community. Connor Croasmun, a senior music performance major, said weekly visits to the co

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-20 16:07:00

Police: Athens man arrested for having bomb making materials

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY, Ga. - A man has been arrested after police say he was in possession of bomb-making materials similar to those that were used in the Boston Marathon Bombing, according to Athens-Clarke County Police. David Romine, 31, was charged with having a hoax device, and with possession of

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2017-09-20 23:45:00

Boys and Girls Club of Athens to host Mercedes-Benz of Athens Summer Soiree

The Boys and Girls Club of Athens will host the Mercedes-Benz of Athens Summer Soiree on Thursday, Sept. 21. The event will feature local food and beverage including a large selection of wine and food samples, and it will also include live and silent auctions and live music. All proceeds will benef

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-20 14:30:00

Athens government assesses damages from Tropical Storm Irma

The Athens-Clarke County government is assessing the damage from Tropical Storm Irma this week as a way to help understand the impact of the hurricane. Officials from several different departments within ACC government will be assessing the damages in person and will be focusing on "areas known or s

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-20 14:00:00

The Pearl Girls of Athens: Pearl shop uses pearls from all over the world to make jewelry

It's not common to discover a jewelry store that specializes in a certain jewel but The Pearl Girls, located on Hawthorne Avenue, do just that. Owner India Rows concentrates on providing pearls to the locals of Athens, GA. Though her business has been open since 2006, Rows has always kindled a speci

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-20 13:30:00

CCBOE approves bus purchase, baseball field renovations

After being delayed a week by Tropical Storm Irma, the Cartersville City School Board finally was able to take care of a little business this month. At Monday night's meeting, the board approved 6-0, with member Tim Chason absent, ratifying the purchase of a school bus from Thomas Bus Sales of Georg

DAILY TRIBUNE NEWS - 2017-09-19 07:00:00