1¢ less tax: Fayette transportation SPLOST ends

You may not have noticed it, but starting April 1 you should be paying a little less in local stores. The county’s transportation SPLOST expired March 31, shaving 1 percent off the local sales tax rate. That means consumers in Fayette County should be paying only 6 percent in sales tax on non-exempt purchases. The […]

Sen. Chance, Rep. Ramsey key players in tax bill

Two local Republican legislators were major players in the passage last week of a controversial new tax on all hospitals. House Bill 307, cosponsored by Republican Rep. Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City, was approved with modifications by the Georgia Senate last week, where Republican Senator Ronnie Chance of Tyrone voted in favor of the bill. […]

Ga. revenues up 1 pct; first increase since Nov. 2008

For the first time since November 2008, Georgia officials are reporting an increase in the state’s net revenue comparing March 2010 to March 2009. Today Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the state’s revenue collections for March were 1 percent ahead of last year. Gross tax collections were up $141 last month, an increase of 7.9 percent. […]

‘Tax cut’ bill includes new hospital tax

Legislation passed by the Georgia General Assembly last week lumped a number of tax credits cuts and incentives along with a significant new source of revenue for the state: a hospital tax. House Bill 1023 includes a new “hospital tax” of 1.45 percent of net patient revenue. The figure is lowered to 1.38 percent for […]

Fayette’s transportation SPLOST ends

You may not have noticed it, but starting April 1 you should be paying a little less in local stores. The county’s transportation SPLOST expired March 31, shaving 1 percent off the local sales tax rate. That means consumers in Fayette County should be paying only 6 percent in sales tax on non-exempt purchases. The […]

PTC woman opposes pay raise for mayor

One Peachtree City resident argued Thursday night against a potential raise for Mayor Don Haddix. Speaking during the public comment portion of the city council meeting, Caren Russell said it didn’t make sense given the state of the city’s economy. “I cannot see where the mayor can really work side-by-side with employees of the city, […]

Higher recreation fees OK’d by PTC Council

Swim teams to chip in $55K additional revenue Swim teams using the Kedron Aquatic Center will be paying more per swimmer as part of fee increases adopted by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night. The monthly fee for the Southern Crescent Aquatic Team and high school teams will jump to $32 for each participant. Previously […]