August 21, 2014

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Board of Education honors retirees and sets tax rates

Pictured above are retirees honored by the school board. Front row, from left: Steve Paynter, 6. Second row, from left: Emily Highlander, 30, Ava Grigson, 24, Brenda Montgomery, 24, Pat Lynch, 10.5, Valerie Trapp, 14. Last row: Adarin Williams, 10.5, board member Daryl Mullins, board member Tony Spence, board member Bill Verax, board member Steve Thomas, superintendent Strong, board chairman Mark Ross, Larry Miller, 11.

In regular session on August 30 the Pendleton County Board of Education voted to set the tax rates for 2012.  The rates for personal property and real estate will be 60.7/ 100 and the rate for motor vehicles will be 55.1/ 100.  The rates were set after a presentation on the different options that were available to the board by Superintendent Anthony Strong.  State law gives boards of education the opportunity to take a 4% increase in revenue each year.  That rate would have set the rate at 62.9 cents on personal property and real estate.