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July 7, 2016

The Newton County Board of Education has tentatively adopted an M&O millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 5.21%.

All concerned citizens are invited to the two separate public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Newton County Board of Education Boardroom, 2109 Newton Drive, Covington, Georgia.

The first meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on July 19, 2016 and the second meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on July 19, 2016.

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 20.00 mills, an increase of .990 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 19.010 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $125,000 is approximately $45.54 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $39.60.