An internal Fulton County audit released last week shows that commercial properties across they county have been wildly undervalued, leading their property owners to pay much less than they should in taxes. A side effect – much of that tax burden falls to Fulton homeowners, who have seen their property taxes rise significantly in recent years to make up the difference. Who is to blame? What is the solution? Those questions need answering – but wealthy developers getting big time tax breaks while homeowners pick up the slack has Fulton’s ship DRIFTING…
Poultry is big business in Georgia. In fact, broiler chickens are the state’s number one agricultural commodity, valued at nearly $4.5 billion, and Georgia produces more chicken than any state in the U.S. And over the past decade business has been good, with both chicken demand and prices increasing by over 10%. But as with any big business there comes some big scandals, which is exactly what two executives from Georgia-based Claxton Poultry Farms have found themselves in. Mikell Fries and Scott Brady this week were indicted by a federal grand jury of price rigging to suppress competition between 2012 and 2017, a serious crime that could see them facing up to 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine. 2020 has been rough for everyone, but for these criminal chicken execs it is SINKING big time.
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