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The Commerce Board of Education finalized its 2020-2021 budget Sept. 14, a move that formally lowered the system's millage rate by a small amount.

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After initially considering a millage rate of 5.75 for the FY2021 budget, Jefferson City Council members verbally supported lowering it to the rollback rate of 5.585 during their Sept. 14 meeting.

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The Maysville Town Council held a called meeting Friday morning and unanimously agreed, for the third year, not to increase the millage rate.

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The Maysville City Council has postponed approval of the millage rate for 2021. The council was slated to set the millage rate for both Banks County and Jackson County portions of the city during a special meeting on September 3. But, due to lack of a quorum, the council was unable to act on…

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Georgia Power announced recently that the typical residential customer using 1,000-kilowatt hours will receive an estimated $12 credit on their October Georgia Power bill. This reflects implementation of a one-time $61.6 million credit for customers, approved by the Georgia Public Service Co…

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Rep. Doug Collins has sent a letter to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) asking that it pursue an investigation of reports that many of those doing the construction of the SK Battery plant in Commerce are in the country illegally.

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Gum Springs Elementary School has modified its plans to close for two weeks due to COVID exposure among 20 staff members who are being quarantined until Aug. 31.