The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners recently OK’d an excise tax on the energy used in manufacturing.
The move will make up money lost from a new state law that gradually eliminates sales taxes on the energy used by manufacturers. The excise tax, which starts at .25 percent this year, will grow to 1 percent by 2016, to recover those lost dollars.
The revenue collected will be divided between the county and its 10 cities, though not Atlanta. The cities’ share is expected to be between half and three-quarters of the money collected.
A Lawrenceville pastor wants his congregation to know the good news about the Gospel of Mark. Dean Sweetman, senior pastor of the C3 Church, has challenged his members and anyone else interested to read the New Testament book in its entirety over the next year and post Instagram photos of their notes.