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~:,~ (gI~n~,~ (~unf; ~e~e "Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Page 3 Tax office to be closed May 7-10 The Clinch County Tax Commissioner' office will be closed Monday-Thursday, May 7-10 to attend annual training. Tags that are due during this time will need to be purchased in advance to avoid a late penalty. CCMS athletic banquet is Thursday The Clinch County Middle School athletic banquet will be held on Thursday, May 3, at the CCES/MS gymnasi- um. The banquet will start at 6 p.m. Huxford Society looking for yearbooks The Huxford Society is looking for Clinch County High School yearbooks from 1950 through 1989 to borrow and have digitized. The process takes approximately to eight weeks and would be returned to their owner at completion. Anyone interested in helping may bring those annuals to the Huxford Society's library. Lighthouse Homecoming on May 6 Lighthouse Assembly of God willbe having their Home- coming Service on Sunday, May 6 beginning at 11 a.m. Gospel award winning artist and preacher Rev. Beverly Crawford of Gainesville, Florida will be giving the mes- sage. Everyone is invited to attend. There will not be any evening services on this day. St. Paul MBC 98th anniversary St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating its 98th Anniversary on Sunday, May 6 at 3:30 p.m. The speak will be Rev. Kenneth Price of Waycross, pastor of Taylor Chapel of Millwood and of A Church that Prays To- gether Stays Together Ministries of Blackshear. Everyone is invited to attend. Board of Elections meeting May 8 The Clinch County Board of Elections and Registration will hold their monthly business meeting Tuesday, May 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Board of Elections office located in the Clinch County Courthouse. This meeting is open to the public. School Improvement Meetings . Clinch County Elementary/Middle Schools will host a fo- rum on Tuesday-Wednesday, May 22-23 for parents and family memebrs to participate in roundtable discussions to review the schoolwide plan, the school's parent and family engagement policies, and provide input on the family en- gagement budget and programs. The meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 22 will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 23 at 8 a.m. in the Media Center. Health depts, closed for training The health departments within the Southeast Health District will be closed Tuesday, May 8 for staff training. The health departments will reopen Wednesday, May 9 at their regulr scheduled time. If you require immediate as- sistance on May 8, please call (855) 473-4374. The South- east Health District consists of Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bulloch, Candler, Char!ton, Clinch, Coffee, Ev- ans, Jeff Davis, Pierce, Tattnall, Toombs, Ware and Wayne Counties. Board of Assessors meeting May 9 The Clinch County Board of Assessors will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 9 at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Tax Assessor's office and is open to the public. (Continued from Page 1)year. The county is projected county an estimated to receive $410,000 a year - $915,000 over the 10-year overhalfoftheirbudget-if T-SPLOST period, the T-SPLOST passes. " Passage of the New Clinch County T-SPLOST will benefit our Chamber of Commerce county roads by allowing President Nan Mikell said the county to resurface and the T-SPLOST is a much- pave roads in a much faster needed 'investment in our time frame than it doescommunity. currently," said County"This sales tax is an AdministratorJaclynJames. investment in the future of "For example, the county our city and county streets, uses the Local Maintenance roads and bridges. This and 'Improvement Grant investment of a penny sales (LMIG) to resurface andtax will pay vast dividends pave all our county roads, for years to come," Mikell which requires a 30 percent said. "A yes vote for the match. If the T-SPLOST is T-SPLOST means that we passed that match would go " are willing to invest in our down to 10 percent. Right community. Ano vote means now, it takes the county we just settle for the status approximately two to three quo. We, alongwith the other years to be able to meet the counties in our region, have current 30 percent match a problem. We do not have requirement. So, as you can sufficient funds to maintain see, with only a 10 percent . our roads and bridge . It is match, the county coulda struggle for each entity to easily fund the projects in a match 30 percent of the cost one-year time span or less. each time a road or street Another benefit is that 25 needs to be resurfaced or percent of the 1 percent sales paved for the first time. If tax will be distributed back the T-SPLOST does not to Clinch County, whichpass, the local match will be means that money can be50 percent. The T-SPLOST used to help meet the 10 projects will create more percent match of the Local jobs in our region, and will Maintenance and Improvemake a positive difference. Grant and help offset other Each: city and county will public'worksexpenses. "be able to proceed with Of the 18 counties in much needed projects. Just the South Georgia region think of all of the roads in set to vote on the sales Homerville that needrepair tax referendum, Clinch and resurfacing." County is 17th in termsProjects in the county on of population. But Clinch that T-SPLOST project list would receive the 4th:most for Clinch County are: Oak funds among counties inLane resurfacing in Argyle the region, according to($300,000), Homerville figures estimated by theBypass resurfacing and Southern Georgia Regional bridge replacement ($3 Commission. million), Cogde!l Highway Among the jurisdictions resurfacing ($2.1 million), in Clinch County (the 25Sandy Bottom Road percent), the Clinch County resurfacing ($319,000), government would receiveLightsey Street in Dupont $4.1 million; the City of resurfacing ($53,700), Homerville would receiveMill Street resurfacing $355,899; Argyle would in Dupont ($65,400), receive $39,991; Dupont Peach: S :: .resurfacing, would receive $35,733; and in Fargowouldreceive$98,100.Elna Street resurfacing James said the county road in Homerville ($94,500), department budget usuallyWheeler Street resurfacing runs around $650,000 a in Homerville ($21,000), (Continued from Page 1) for 154 yards on 13-of-34, with 10 touchdown passes BOE special called meetings and three interceptions. He The Clinch County Board of Education will be holding had 30 tackles and four sacks special called meetings on Thursday, May 10 from 5:30- in five games, not playing 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 17 from 5:30-6 p.m. to allow early in the season while public comment before approving the FY19 tentative bud- recovering from a shoulder get. After the May 17 meeting, the regular board meeting injury. will convene at 6 p.m. to approve the tenative budget. A During his sophomore season (2016), Marshall special called meeting will also be held on Tuesday, June had 595 yards rushing 12 at 5:30 p.m. to adopt the final budget, on 91 carries with nine Hazard Mitigation kickoff meeting rushing touchdowns. He passed for 679 yards on The Clinch County Emergency Management Agency 33-of-72 passing, with 14 (EMA) invites the public to attend the kick-off meeting for touchdown tosses and three updating our local Hazard Mitigation Plan on Thursday, interceptions. Defensively, he May 10 at 10 a.m. at the Clinch County Board of Commis- had 70 tackles, three sacks, sioners Board Room This plan is renewed every five years and one interception. AS a and any input from citizens and local business owners is freshmen in 2015, Marshall welcome. The Board of Commissioners office is located at had 817 yards rushing on 108 22 Court Square, Suite Homerville. For more informa- carries, with eight rushing tion, contact Ariel Godwin at the Southern Georgia Region- touchdowns. He also passed al Commission at (229) 333-5277. for 232 yards (15 of 37), with three touchdown passes, and Fire dept motorcyle ride May 12 three interceptions. Marshall said he still The Clinch County/Fargo Fire Depeartment will be host- plans on taking official visits ing a Motorcycle Ride to raise money for medical equipment to other schools. Marshall's on Saturday, May 12 beginning at 10 a.m. in Fargo at the commitment is non-binding fire station. Riders will cruise around the Okefenokee in until he signs scholarship counterclockwise direction and circle back to the starting papers. The early signing mint. Food will be provided afterwards. Entry fee is $25 period is in December. )er bike. For more information, call (912) 599-0119. We currently have space available for all age groups Contact Us 912-487-5115 912-520-1975 Beacon light replacement at Homerville airport ($18,000), Virginia Avenue resurfacing in Homerville ($70,600), Magnolia Street resurfacing in Homerville ($58,800), Wiregrass Street resurfacing in Homerville ($60,000), Orange Street resurfacing in Homerville ($19,256), Dovie Lane/ Wiregrass Street Extension resurfacing in Homerville ($32,700), Reddick Street resurfacing in Homerville ($100,000), Brown Street resurfacing in Homerville ($68,900), Tomlinson Street resurfacing in Homerville ($57,700), Old Pearson Road resurfacing in Homerville ($76,000), Battle Street resurfacing in Homerville ($18,100), and Gaskins Street resurfacing in Homerville ($18,100). If approved, the T-SPLOST would add one percent (8 percent instead of the current 7 percent) to retail sales tax purchases in Clinch County and other counties in the region. Other than Clinch, counties in the 18-county region voting on the T-SPLOST are: Atkinson, .Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Charlton, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Irwin,Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce, Tiff, Turner, and Ware. Early voting on the T-SPLOST referendum started Monday, and is on both the Democratic and Republican primary ballots. More information on the regional T-SPLOST can be found at the Southern Georgia Regional Commission website, www. html. (Continued from Page 1) Hayes, Hunter Hill, Brian Kemp, Clay Tippins, Marc Urbach, Michael Williams. Lt. Governor: Geoff Duncan, Rick Jeffares, David Shafer. . Secretary of State: David Belle Isle, Buzz Brockway, John McKoon, Brad Raffensperger. Insurance Commissioner: Jim Beck, Jay Florence, Tracy Jordan. State School Superintendent: John Barge, Richard Woods (incumbent). Public Service Commissioner: John Hitchins III, Tricia Pridemore (incumbent). There is also one non- partisan Court of Appeals race between Ken Hodges and Ken Shigley. . Post t ine is rience: 32 years in Taxation and Appraisal Law 7 years in Clinch County Government 2 1/2 years as Elected Chairman Currently sewing as Appointed Chairman Networking with: - Senators & Representatives - County Commissioners of Georgia - Clinch County Developmental Authority - Georgia Department of Transportation - Supporter of Hospital and Health Boards - Joint Supervision of Current Employees I BELIEVE IN TERM LIMITS. IF ELECTED THIS WILL BE MY 2ND TERM, I WILL NO T RUN A GAIN. Paid for by the candidate