Fulton County to Delay 2014 Millage Rate Vote

Metro Digest ( July 18 - 24)

Edited by Titus Falodun | 7/18/2014, 10:47 a.m.

Fulton County will delay the vote on a proposed millage rate increase. The delay will allow for citizens to provide input at three additional public hearings.

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted to propose a 2014 General Fund millage rate of 11.781 mills and a Bond Fund millage rate of 0.27 mills.  The proposed South Fulton Tax District millage rate is 12.469 mills; this rate remains the same as the 2013 rate and affects for properties in unincorporated Fulton County. Fulton County’s current General Fund millage rate is 10.211 mills.  The proposed 2014 rate would be the first increase to Fulton County’s General Fund Millage Rate since 1991.

The additional dates being proposed are:

Wednesday, July 30 at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, July 30 at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 6 at 10 a.m.

All public hearings will take place at the Fulton County Government Center, Assembly Hall, 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.  The public may also participate via videoconferencing from the South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park 30349, and the North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 30350.

Boris Kodjoe

Boris Kodjoe

Boris Kodjoe’s Tennis Family Fun Night 

Boris Kodjoe’s Tennis Family Fun Night is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on Sunday, July 20, at the Grandstand at Atlantic Station, is for the entire family. Watch a tennis exhibition match, featuring Boris Kodjoe and ATP World Tour Players Dona Young, Sam Querrey and Jack Sock. There will also be V103’s DJ Ryan Cameron, a wheelchair tennis match and other surprises. To register, visit www.boriskodjoestennisnight.eventbrite.com.

Sisters of Today and Tomorrow. (Courtesy)

Sisters of Today and Tomorrow. (Courtesy)

Sisters of Today and Tomorrow’s 7th annual national leadership conference

Sisters of Today and Tomorrow (SOT) will embark on its 7th Annual National Leadership Conference, “SOT Leadership Conference on the Go…” from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 29. The organization will tour the City of Atlanta and all its great history and culture.  Registration is $50 (includes: lunch, snacks, SOT T-shirt, and SOT Journal).

For more information or to register your daughter and/or mentee, contact Carla Morrison at 404-319-2130, or via email at sistersoftodayandtomorrow@gmail.com.

Usher Raymond

Usher Raymond

Usher’s foundation celebrates 15 years this month

ATLANTA (AP) – A nonprofit organization founded by singer Usher will celebrate its 15th anniversary in Atlanta this month.

The Grammy Award-winning singer said in a statement Wednesday his New Look Foundation will hold its President’s Circle Awards luncheon July 31 in downtown Atlanta.

Rapper Ludacris is expected to host the event. Soulful rocker Josh Kaufman, the season six winner of NBC’s "The Voice,’’ will perform.

The foundation will present Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed with an award for his support of youth education. Two other New Look youth leaders will each be honored with a leadership award.

The goal of New Look has been to educate and empower young people to speak in public, make presentations, develop their talents and build their own brands.

Atlanta Art Center Exhibit: Photographs by Nafisa Valita Sherrif

The Atlanta Art Center presents an exhibition of photographs by Nafisa Valita Sheriff, from August 1 thru 28. A reception will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, August 2 at the Buckhead Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, 269 Buckhead Avenue NE, Atlanta 30305. For information call 404-814-3500.