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Fayette County

Seat open on tax assessors board

Fayette County is accepting applications to fill an unexpired term on its Board of Tax Assessors.

The three-member body meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Administrative Complex in Fayetteville. Members must be county residents over 21 years old with at least a high school or equivalent diploma, and have a minimum of one year of experience in appraisal-related work. Applicants must complete an assessor examination; members must complete 40 hours of training upon appointment. Board members will be paid $22.05 per hour but may not hold any other county, state or municipal office during their tenure. The open term being filled will expire on Dec. 31, 2021.

Applications are downloadable at www.fayettecountyga.gov under the Public Notices section of the homepage and must be submitted by Nov. 15.

JILL HOWARD CHURCH FOR THE AJC

Henry County

Four new buses coming for school district

The Henry County Board of Education voted at its Oct. 14 regular meeting to approve the purchase of four new air-conditioned, 72-passenger Blue Bird buses through a state contract.

The total cost if $402,000 with a state reimbursement of $308,880 and a Georgia Department of Education Alternative Fuel Bus Funding Grant totaling $32,000. The remaining cost of $61,120 will come from the school district’s SPLOST transportation funds.

The 2021 buses are propane-powered, and district officials indicated during the discussion at the board meeting that they could produce a cost savings due to better fuel efficiency.

MONROE ROARK FOR THE AJC

UPCOMING

  • Safe Ways to Fix Your Credit. 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. Free. Clayton County Library Headquarters, 865 Battlecreek Road, Jonesboro. Hosted by the Clayton Business League, this workshop will cover ways to restore your credit and qualify for the best loan and insurance rates. Register: eventbrite.com/e/safe-ways-to-fix-your-credit-tickets-77360293721
  • The College Park Police Department’s Trunk or Treat. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30. College Park Police, Southside Precinct parking lot, 2330 Godby Road, College Park. The best-decorated vehicles and best costumes will receive prizes. Free candy and games will be treats. Vehicle registration by businesses and organizations: 404-761-3131.
  • Ask a Conservator Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4. Join Georgia Archives’ Conservator Sigourney Smuts and Assistant Conservator Tracey Johnson on the Georgia Archives’ Facebook page. A program created by the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation/American Institute for Conservation (FAIC/AIC), on Nov. 4, conservators around the world will discuss their work in recognition of Nov. 4, 1966 when the Arno River flooded Florence, Italy, damaging priceless cultural heritage. However, in response to the catastrophe, efforts were made - and still are being undertaken - to conserve the items impacted by the flood. Follow the hashtag #AskAConservator for others who want to know about being a conservator and how conservators care for collections. Start asking questions now, and Archives’ conservators Smuts and Johnson will answer them on Nov. 4. On the Georgia Archives’ Facebook page, post questions @georgia archives or comment directly on this Facebook page.

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