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School board sitting on $5 million in cash reserves

School board sitting on $5 million in cash reserves
It appears that the Grady County Board of Education will have an easier time deciding on a spending plan for fiscal year 2017-2018 than they have had in recent years.
With cash reserves of approximately $5 million and about $1.8 million in additional revenue, the school board has moved past the days of furloughs and reducing staff.
All school system employees are slated to receive a two percent pay increase in the budget proposed by Grady County School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard and Finance Officer Dan Broome.

Reassessment notices mailed out by county officials this week

The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts released the 2016 Sales Ratio study this week at the same time thousands of property tax assessment notices were mailed to Grady County property owners.
Some residents report increases of up to 50 percent in the fair market value of their property.

Register for "First Families" exhibit by July 15

The Grady County Historical Society is encouraging local residents to take advantage of the Roddenbery Memorial Library's subscription to conduct research on their family tree.
This fall, the society is planning to open a special exhibit at the Grady County Museum and History Center featuring the "First Families" of Grady County.

Grady EMC is collecting canned goods for food bank

The Grady County community is being encouraged to participate in the "Feeding Hope Food Drive" being conducted by Grady EMC in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank.
Donations of nonperishable goods are being accepted now through Thursday, July 6. The food drive kicked off Tuesday.

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