Monday November 30th, 2015 8:22AM

White Co. school tax rate going up

By Dean Dyer/WRWH
CLEVELAND - White County property owners can expect the education portion of their property tax bill to go up this year.

The rate is expected to increase from the current 13.90 to 14.65 mills - a hike of .75 mill.

The White County School Board said at a recent hearing on the proposed tax rate that funding cuts from the state, soaring energy costs and personnel for the new Mossy Creek Elementary School make the increase inevitable.

The board, anticipating more state cuts, agreed things are not expected to get better anytime soon.

The board will hold two more hearings on the tax rate before officially adopting it.
© Copyright 2015
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
24 killed in holiday weekend wrecks
Traffic crashes across Georgia over the 102-hour Christmas holiday travel period claimed the lives of 24 people... two of them in the Gainesville area.
5:35AM ( 6 years ago )
White Co. develops plan for debris management
White County has become one of the latest in the state to develop a federally-approved Debris Management Plan.
2:13PM ( 6 years ago )
Metro Gainesville jobless rate up again
The unemployment rate in metro Gainesville is up again, three-tenths of a percent to 6.5 percent, and it is up in each of the 10 counties in the immediate Gainesville area.
12:01PM ( 6 years ago )
White County News
Cleveland GBI offices evacuated after gas leak
A propane gas leak at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation office south of Cleveland Wednesday forced the evacuation of the GBI office and laboratory.
4:38PM ( 6 years ago )
Gainesville INK kids bring in 2009 early
Children at Gainesville's Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK) had a New Year's Eve celebration all their own Wednesday.
1:53PM ( 6 years ago )
Tires burn, create smoke in East Hall
Hall County firefighters and Georgia Forestry personnel battled a woods fire in East Hall Tuesday that included a pile of tires around 4:30 p.m.
11:36AM ( 6 years ago )
Local/State News
AAA: Thanksgiving gas prices hit seven-year lows
Last week, motorists enjoyed the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices in seven years (2008)
By AccessWDUN staff
8:01AM ( 21 minutes ago )
Congress returns to unfinished business, Dec. 11 deadline to complete must-pass spending bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes, an end-of-the-year stretch that will test the standing of Republican leaders like Ho...
7:45AM ( 37 minutes ago )
Georgia's Richt stepping down following 'mutual' decision
Mark Richt stepped down as Georgia's coach Sunday, leaving stunned players with one final bowl game with the man who ranks second in wins in school history.
By The Associated Press
7:35AM ( 47 minutes ago )
Cooperative weather, flights aid so-far smooth post-Thanksgiving travel efforts
NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth trav...
1:43AM ( 6 hours ago )
Falcons' slump deepens in 20-10 loss to Vikings
Matt Ryan heard some of the loudest boos of his career after another Falcons loss...
8:13PM ( 12 hours ago )