partlycloudy
Wednesday May 6th, 2015 1:33PM

White County Commission approves $15.9-million budget

By Dean Dyer WRWH Radio
CLEVELAND - The White County Commission Monday afternoon approved a county budget for fiscal year 2015 that will not require a millage rate increase.<br /> <br /> Prior to the approval, County Manager Mike Melton told commissioners the budget figures were the same as those presented last Monday at a pubic hearing except for the $3,000 commissioners approved to add to the White County Library for the purchase of books, which are not funded by the state. <br /> <br /> The total general fund calls for $15.9 million in expenditures. Public safety takes up 48 percent of the budget. <br /> <br /> Following the budget approval, Commission Chairman Travis Turner made a statement. <br /> <br /> "With the budget we passed, this should allow us to adopt a millage and a budget, which we just did, that will - well there will not be a millage rate increase for the sixth consecutive year." <br /> <br /> Turner thanked county commission staff and department heads for great work on completing this year's budget.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
US stocks post sixth straight year of gains
U.S. stocks ended a strong 2014 with moderate declines Wednesday.
4:43PM ( 4 months ago )
Palestinians push ahead in pursuit of war crimes charges against Israel
Stung by a resounding defeat in the U.N. Security Council, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they joined the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.
1:57PM ( 4 months ago )
Business News
White County E-SPLOST extension vote set March 17
The White County Board of Education has set in motion a public vote on a sales tax extension.
11:12AM ( 4 months ago )
Authorities issue lookout for burglary suspect in White County
The White County Sheriff
3:25PM ( 4 months ago )
White County student located safely after getting off at the wrong bus stop
White County officials report a happy ending to an incident involving a third grade student at White County Intermediate School. The student was placed on the wrong bus and got off at the wrong location late Tuesday and was the object of a small search.
4:44PM ( 4 months ago )
White County News
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 4 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 4 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 4 months ago )
Local/State News
US off war footing at year's end, but wars go on
Taking America off a permanent war footing is proving harder than President Barack Obama may have suggested.
6:13PM ( 4 months ago )
GOP leader regrets talk to white supremacists; party leaders rally around him
House Republican leaders rallied around one of their own, Whip Steve Scalise, on Tuesday after he said he regrets speaking 12 years ago to a white supremacist organization and condemns the views of such groups.
6:08PM ( 4 months ago )
Conviction of Putin foe sets off protest in Moscow
President Vladimir Putin's chief political foe was convicted along with his brother on Tuesday in a fraud case widely seen as a vendetta by the Kremlin, triggering one of Russia's boldest anti-government demonstrations in years.
6:03PM ( 4 months ago )
Politics
Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92
DALLAS (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was 92.The World War I...
12:40PM ( 52 minutes ago )
Fire destroys Jackson Co. home
A Jackson County family lost everything in a house fire Tuesday afternoon, according to EMS Director Steve Nichols.
11:59AM ( 1 hour ago )
Barnard, Mills re-elected chair, vice chair of Parole Board
The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Parole announced Tuesday that Terry E. Barnard was re-elected as chairman and James Mills of Hall County as vice chairman for 2016
By Associated Press
11:15AM ( 2 hours ago )
Survey: Hiring by US businesses slows sharply in April
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies hired in April at the slowest pace in nearly a year and a half, a private survey found, as the strong dollar dragged down overseas sales and energy companies cut back...
9:41AM ( 3 hours ago )
Body located on Britt Whitmire Road in Hall County
Hall County authorities are investigating after a body was located Tuesday night in north Hall.
11:32PM ( 14 hours ago )