Tags: Northeast Georgia

Jackson County Property Tax Increase Proposal

Homeowners in Jackson County could see an increase in their property taxes. This evening, the Jackson County Commission is holding a public hearing to discuss the millage rates for 2017. The proposed millage rate will raise property taxes by more than three percent for unincorporated areas. That means an increase of a little more than…

Grady Newsource Profile: Danielsville Volunteer Fire Chief Marc Perry

By Danielle Herman Forty-four years. That’s how long one local firefighter has been volunteering his time to support his community. Danielsville fire chief Marc Perry has been with the Madison county station since its beginning, and has helped bring his service to qualify as one of the finest in the nation. The Danielsville volunteer rescue…

East West owner takes valuables from restaurant, disappears

By Abby Jessen The owner of East West Bistro in Downtown Athens disappeared last week, taking everything of value from the restaurant. The items taken are worth more than 9 thousand dollars. “He just disappeared,” remarks previous owner Renee Middleton. The restaurant has been closed since owner Joe Yan ran out of town taking coolers,…

No Costco, no problem: E.coli is not a threat to Athens

By Jordan Mecca Athens residents have no reason to worry about a recent E.coli (escherichia coli) outbreak from Taylor Farms Pacific Inc.’s celery. In a press release, the company said the recalls are a precautionary measure after a celery and onion dice blend was tested positive for E.coli in a Montana Department of Health sample.…