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Elections office will move into new building April 6

 

HALL COUNTY --  The Hall County Elections and Voter Registration office will move April 6 to the new county government headquarters at 2875 Browns Bridge Road. This is the first department to relocate to the new building, and the rest of the administration is expected to move by the fall.

"We are excited about the new space and the more convenient, visible location at the corner of Browns Bridge and McEver roads. This is going to be a real improvement for our voters," said Charlotte Sosebee, Director of Elections.

Consolidating the county's numerous department locations will improve customer service, increase staff efficiency, reduce operational costs, and eliminate office space rentals. The Administration offices will move out of the Courthouse Annex, making much-needed room for the Hall County Courthouse staff.

Turkey hunting season to open Saturday

(WMAZ) -- The turkey hunting season opens Saturday, March 24, a Georgia Department of Natural Resources news release says.

To go turkey hunting, you'll need a valid hunting license and big game license to legally hunt turkeys in Georgia. If you're on a Wildlife Management Area, you'll also need a WMA license. You can buy licenses online, at a retail license vendor or by phone at 1-800-366-2661.

If planning to hunt on private land, you'll need permission from the landowner first.

There is a limit to turkey hunting: only male turkeys can be hunted and the season bag limit is three turkeys per hunter.

Here are some turkey hunting safety precautions to study up on before going on the hunt:

AJC Peachtree Road Race registration ends Thursday

ATLANTA -- Thursday is the last day to register online for a chance to run the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race.

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Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

Visit ajc.com/peachtree to enter the runners' lottery. Entrants will find other whether they were selected on Monday, Mar. 26.

Mega Millions rolls to $290M for Friday's drawing

ATLANTA (WXIA) - The Georgia Lottery says after no one matched all the numbers drawn Tuesday night, Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $290 million.

Six players from Georgia won $10,000 in Tuesday's drawing, from Acworth, Americus, Blairsville, Rome, Tennille and Villa Rica. One player in Valdosta was able to boost his $10,000 prize to $40,000 with the Megaplier option.

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The numbers drawn Tuesday night for Mega Millions were 1, 4, 6, 11, 14 and the Mega Ball 30.

A single winner in Friday night's drawing could pocket about $11 million a year for 26 years with the annuity option. A cash option player could win a single payment of about $205 million. Both of those figures are pre-tax amounts.

Property tax return deadline is April 1

April 1 is the deadline for Hall County property owners to file a property tax return with the Tax Assessors office. Property owners are not required to file a return.

Real and Personal Property forms can be found on the Tax Assessors office web page under Forms and Applications. Forms must be received or postmarked with the official USPS postmark in order to be considered timely.

Reasons to file a return

• If you would like the Tax Assessors office to review your real estate property appraisal.

• If you need to report additions or deletions of buildings on your real estate property.

• If you need to report new acquisitions of personal property, such as business equipment or boats

• To make sure existing personal property is depreciated properly.

How to find your property assessment

Pollen count breaks new record

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Bad news for allergy sufferers: it's another record-setting day for pollen levels.

Tuesday's pollen count is 9,368!

The Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic reports extremely high pollen levels for trees, namely beech, Birch, Mulberry and Oak. 

Tuesday's pollen is also high for grass and moderate for weeds like Sheep Sorrel and Dock.