Lumpkin County Board Of Education On Millage Rate

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LUMPKIN CO., GA

Lumpkin County Board of Education members voted to keep the current millage rate of 16.819 during the BOE meeting on Monday, August 13, instead of accepting a rollback millage rate of 16.321, which will result in a property tax increase for Lumpkin County.  

Before the board held the vote, Superintendent Dr. Robert Brown explained that the millage rate is based on anticipated revenue for 2019. By setting the millage rate at 16.819 instead of the rate of 16.321, Brown expects to raise an additional $400,000. He asserted that the additional anticipated funds would allow Lumpkin County teachers, as well as any other certified school employee, to receive what he described as a “much needed raise.” 

Brown also pointed out that Lumpkin County’s current property values are comparable to the 2013 values; the declining digest has stabilized, and even increased, over the past couple of years. Since the millage rate is relative to property values, property taxes will increase as well. He estimated that it will cost roughly $50 per every $100,000 of Fair Market Value of the whole, “the reason that your property taxes will be higher, is because your property has been assessed at a higher value. Property values go up, millage stays the same, that’s where the increase comes from.”

Allison Martin, a Lumpkin County resident, expressed her concern over the tax increase, and how it will impact residents who do not qualify for the senior tax exemption.

Lumpkin County Board of Education members from left to right: Craig Poore, Lynn Sylvester, Bobby Self, Dr. Rob Brown, and Jim McClure.

“Your decision to go above the rollback rate is another $65 for our family, just for the 4.98 mil, which does not include the shift for the [senior tax] exemption…those of us in the under 65 [age group] cannot continue to finance a failing tax system. Please do not raise our taxes.”  

Lumpkin County Commissioner Bobby Mayfield spoke in favor of the millage rate increase because, he said, the pay raise will help educators to “manage the cost of living.” He also explained that the pay raise will make Lumpkin Schools more competitive in comparison to surrounding counties when hiring and keeping educators.

Another Lumpkin County resident, who is a former special education teacher, questioned if the school board has explored alternative solutions to raise revenues for the schools, “I wonder why there’s never any idea of trying another way to raise revenue,” she asked. She went on to suggest a marketing campaign that would encourage residents who qualify to, “donate some of their tax exemption back to the school system”.

Board members present include: Craig Poore, Lynn Sylvester, Bobby Self, Dr. Brown, and Jim McClure.

 

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Video Shows Altercation Between Teacher And Student

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LUMPKIN CO., GA

Channel 2 Action News recently published a video involving an incident between a now-former Lumpkin County teacher and baseball coach and a 17-year-old Lumpkin County student in the lunchroom cafeteria of Lumpkin County’s alternative school, during school hours on April 21, 2017. The altercation allegedly began over a styrofoam lunch tray.   

In the video, Tim Garner, 61, is seen putting his hand on the student’s neck, while forcing him onto a lunch table. Garner was charged with first degree cruelty to children and simple battery, which are both felonies; he turned himself in to the Lumpkin County Detention Center shortly after the charges were filed. He also resigned from his position with Lumpkin County Schools.

Garner states that he had asked the student to clean up the mess he made in the cafeteria, which escalated into a physical struggle. According to Garner, the student, whom he asserted was a troubled teen who had a history of violence, became physical with Garner and his main concern, he said, was to restrain the student to prevent him from swinging.

The event recently resurfaced after Channel 2 Action News released the video to the public, which has been available via open records request since 2017. Lumpkin County superintendent, Dr. Rob Brown, released a statement earlier today, in response to the video and the investigation, “As educators, our primary responsibility is to keep our students safe and free from harm. We expect the actions of our employees to support this mission at all times”.   

Michael Seiden, WSBTV reporter, received the following statement from the student’s attorney, Zack Tumlin, on Friday, August 10.

“Coach Garner’s assertions that my client is a troubled and violent youth is absurd, as is the assertion that my client initiated any contact with him. The truth of the matter, as the video clearly shows, is that Coach Garner decided to subdue and choke a child for almost 50 seconds as a method of exercising discretionary discipline for a minor infraction in the lunchroom. We expect Coach Garner to be held accountable and take responsibility for his lapse in judgment, and for the School District to do the right thing in settling the civil claims that will follow the criminal prosecution.”

 

While the alternative school does provide an alternative learning environment for students who have had behavioral issues, it is also designed to help students who may benefit from the unique learning conditions due to anxiety and other issues that may hinder them from succeeding in a traditional public school setting. Garner is set to appear in court on Tuesday, August 14.

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Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 07/30 to 08/04

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July Public Health Inspection Scores

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  • WENDY’S

  • 88 PINE TREE LN DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 867-1076
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 99
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-31-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • SHENANIGANS

  • 87 N CHESTATEE ST DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 482-0114
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 99
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-27-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • WAHSEGA 4-H CENTER

  • 77 CLOVERLEAF TRL DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-25-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • MOUNTAIN LAUREL CREEK POOL

  • 202 TALMER GRIZZLE RD DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 867-8134
  • Permit Type: SP
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-25-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • MOUNTAIN LAUREL CREEK SPA

  • 202 TALMER GRIZZLE RD DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 867-8134
  • Permit Type: SP
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-25-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • YELLOW DAISY BED & BREAKFAST LLC

  • 338 NORTH CHESTATEE ST DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (678) 758-5557
  • Permit Type: TA
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-23-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • ROOSTERS CAFE

  • 89 LONG BRANCH RD STE 9 DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 867-0244
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 98
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-20-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • CHINA BUFFET

  • 406 E MAIN ST STE P DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 867-0117
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 91
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-18-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • EL JIMADOR

  • 91 MAIN ST W DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-9152
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 92
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-17-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • PIZZA HUT

  • 1352 S CHESTATEE ST DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-7592
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 98
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-17-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • STEAK ‘N SHAKE

  • 269 W MORRISON MOORE PARKWAY DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 91
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-16-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • DAIRY QUEEN

  • 391 S CHESTATEE ST DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-3834
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 98
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-13-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • HOKA HOKA

  • 617 GROVE STREET NORTH DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 867-0226
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 99
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-12-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • LIFE TEEN

  • 830 HIDDEN LAKE RD DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 867-0592
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 92
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-12-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • FORREST HILLS RESORT POOL

  • 135 FORREST HILLS RD DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-6456
  • Permit Type: SP
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-12-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • LILY CREEK LODGE POOL

  • 2608 AURARIA RD DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-6848
  • Permit Type: SP
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-11-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • R-RANCH POOL

  • 65 R-RANCH RD DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-6444
  • Permit Type: SP
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-11-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • DAHLONEGA MOUNTAIN INN POOL

  • 20 MOUNTAIN DR., SW DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-4343
  • Permit Type: SP
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-10-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • CAMP GLISSON POOL

  • 690 CAMP GLISSON RD DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 344-9013
  • Permit Type: SP
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-09-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS POOL

  • 835 SOUTH CHESTATEE ST DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 867-7777
  • Permit Type: SP
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-09-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • DAY’S INN POOL

  • 833 S CHESTATEE ST DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-2338
  • Permit Type: SP
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-09-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • LUMPKIN COUNTY BIG POOL

  • 50 RILEY ROAD DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-3622
  • Permit Type: SP
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-09-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • LUMPKIN COUNTY WADING POOL

  • 50 RIDLEY ROAD DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-3622
  • Permit Type: SP
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-09-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • QUALITY INN

  • 619 N. GROVE ST DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-6191
  • Permit Type: TA
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-09-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • QUALITY INN

  • 619 N. GROVE ST DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-6191
  • Permit Type: SP
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-09-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • PAPA JOHNS PIZZA #3478

  • 287 S CHESTATEE STREET DAHLONEGA, GA 30533
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-4321
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 98
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-06-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730
  • JR’S ROAD KILL BBQ & OLD COUNTRY STORE

  • 15220 HIGHWAY 19 N CLEVELAND, GA 30528
  • Phone Number: (706) 219-4302
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 98
  • Last Inspection Date: 07-06-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 867-2730

Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 07/22 to 07/28

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Lumpkin County Schools 2018-2019 Calendar

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Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 07/15 to 07/21

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Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 06/24 to 06/30

Arrest Reports

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