Commission votes no on property tax increase

...meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday to adopt and approve a mill rate that will need to be submitted to the Georgia Department of Revenue. Its only other option was to restart the process and revisit the proposal in two weeks.Lockett said that he...

Augusta commissioners to discuss millage rate, vacancy today

...called meeting Monday at 11:30 a.m. to adopt and approve a mill rate that will then be submitted to the Georgia Department of Revenue.Compromise might not come easy. Some commissioners, including District 4's Alvin Mason, vehemently opposed...

Augusta Commission votes 7-0 to raise property taxes

...bonus for all staff plus the opportunity for them to sell five vacation days back to the city.Facing Georgia Department of Revenue deadlines for setting the millage rate, which must be done before tax bills are mailed to collect both Augusta...

Legislators look at simplifying Georgia alcohol rules

...1-liter bottles that customers bring from home for filling, aren't mentioned at all in the law, even though the Department of Revenue regulates them.It's a process that lawmakers call housekeeping.Maxwell, a Republican from Dallas, wants...

Back-to-school shoppers take note: Pay no tax this weekend

...expected from the event, according to the Georgia Retail Federation.Across the state border, the South Carolina Department of Revenue estimates shoppers in the Palmetto State will save about $3 million during the three-day sales tax holiday...

Augusta Commission holds off on tax increase

...Steven Kendrick informed commissioners that the city has already obtained a 30-day extension from the Georgia Department of Revenue and that Richmond County Board of Education members had been calling because the school system needs its funds...

Mathedel Davis - Gerald Caldwell

...Laura Caldwell Small and the late Mr. Spencer Caldwell of Ocala, Fla. He is retired from the South Carolina Department of Revenue, and is Pastor and Founder of CornerStone of Faith Ministries. The newlyweds will honeymoon in Hawaii and currently...

Powdered alcohol ban heads to SC governor

...within 300 feet of a church, school or playground, provided any of the three affected gave their written OK to the Department of Revenue. Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg, had sought to allow a Mexican restaurant to serve tequila and margaritas...

Sales tax holidays to open August in Georgia, South Carolina

...sales-tax holiday has resulted in $3 million in foregone revenue, according to Bonnie Swingle, of the state Department of Revenue. Critics of the special sales-tax reprieves have argued the holiday doesn't spur additional spending but instead...

GBI: Former funeral home owner died of natural causes

...founded by John and Julia Dent in 1888 and moved to its final location in 1900.The funeral home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990, but financial woes forced the state Department of Revenue to close it in 2008.