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No change to overall millage rate in Henry County

The county-wide millage rate in Henry County won’t see an increase for the upcoming fiscal year.

Despite a proposal to raise the millage rate to 13.733 and public expectation that they would, county commissioners voted unanimously Thursday morning to keep the rate for unincorporated areas at 12.733.

McDonough, Locust Grove and Stockbridge will all see minor reductions in property assessments, while Hampton assessments will rise from 10.875 last fiscal year to 11.052.

According to David Curry, the county’s tax commissioner, a property worth $150,000 at fair market value would see just over $570 in taxes under the general 12.733 millage rate.

Overall, the county has seen just over a six percent growth from last year between new growth and appreciation, Curry said.

Hampton will also see a small rise in total ad valorem tax levies, while the three other cities will see a slight decrease over last year. The rate for unincorporated areas in the county won’t change.

In other Henry news:

The district teamed up with the chamber of congress for an induction event in Henry County, filling gift bags with supplies to help teachers start the school year strong.

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