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Preserved For Conserve

first_imgThe year 2000 Conservation Use (current use) valuation tables for land have been developed by the Georgia Department of Revenue. The benefit of conservation use valuation to the Georgia public is land preserved in farms and forests.That’s good news for Georgians craving more open, green areas.Bob Izlar, director of the W.B. Warnell School of Forest Resources’ Center for Forest Business, says the advantage to qualified landowners entering the program is land value more reflective of farm and forest uses. Lower Property Tax BillCurrent use valuation also may result in a lower county ad valorem property tax bill. In return for a covenant with the county, landowners agree to maintain the land for agricultural or forest use for 10 years.Covenants are between qualified landowners and county governments. The covenants have qualifying agricultural and forest lands in Georgia valued for county ad valorem taxes based on current use (conservation use). The are usually assessed at fair market value.Maps AvailableTwo Georgia maps with an accompanying table for each that give the Conservation Use land values are available from the school at http://www.forestry.uga.edu Look under “Public Service” then “Extension Forest Resources” then “Economics and Taxes” to find the Year 2000 Conservation Use Tables of Values in Forest Resource Notes No. 79, along with other property tax-related publications.Maps and tables are also available in your county tax assessor office, along with program details and sign-up procedures. These tables show dollars per acre for class 1-9 land (1 is most- and 9 is least-productive land).One map shows the nine Conservation Use Valuation Areas (CUVA’s) by county, with a table containing values to be used for the more than 50,000 1993-style covenants entered after 1992 under rules prescribed by Georgia House Bill (H.B.) 66. Qualified landowners with these Conservation Use covenants earn more than $33 million annually in ad valorem property tax savings.The other map shows the 28 CUVA’s by county, with a table containing values to be used for the 10,000-plus 1992-style covenants entered during 1992 under rules prescribed by H.B. 283.Yearly ValuationEach year the Department of Revenue revises its tables of values for qualifying conservation use property following guidelines detailed by H.B. 283 (1992-Style) and H.B. 66 (1993-Style).Details of the programs can be found Georgia Extension Service Bulletin 1089, Tax Incentives for the Georgia Landowner. The bulletin is available though your county Extension Service agent or on the Web at www.ces.uga.edu under publications.Bulletin 1089 discusses the ’91 timber tax law that appeared to offer tax breaks to large timber companies and commercial farmers. The bulletin covers the ad valorem tax issues of the new conservation use valuation program for agricultural, forest and environmentally sensitive land. Included is the one-time county ad valorem tax on timber at harvest or sale for harvest. Also covered are the issues of fair market value for property and the Agricultural Preferential Assessment program for agricultural and forest land. Qualified landowners in Georgia are entered in more than 24,000 Agricultural Preferential Covenants. They save more than $6 million in property taxes each year.Find more useful ad valorem property tax information on the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Property Tax Division Web page at http://www2.state.ga.us/Departments/DOR/ptd/ Sign-up for the program is through the County Tax Assessor Office prior to the property tax return filing deadline, March 1 or April 1 depending on the county.See your local County Extension agent for further information.last_img read more

Bucksport football falls to Winslow in preseason game

first_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img BUCKSPORT — All Sean Geagan could do was shake his head.With the Bucksport football team trailing Winslow 25-6 with just over 10 minutes to go in the third quarter of its first and only preseason game, Geagan, an assistant coach for the team, saw what everybody else could: The Golden Bucks only had nine players on the field.Geagan and the other Bucksport coaches yelled for their team to get two more players on the field, but it was to no avail. Winslow’s quarterback took the snap, ran to the right and was barely touched on his way to the end zone for a 50-yard touchdown.“You were a few guys short on that one,” the side judge said to Geagan and other members of Bucksport’s coaching staff following the play.Bucksport’s Carter Tolmasoff (left) high-fives teammate Tyson Gray during the first half of a preseason high school football game against Winslow on Aug. 26 in Bucksport. PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGeagan shook his head, looked down and put his hands on his knees. He had no verbal response.It was that type of night for the Golden Bucks on Friday, as the visiting Black Raiders scored 37 unanswered points between the late first and early fourth quarters to win the game 43-12.“Our guys are hungry, and we’re much more experienced than last year, but we still have a ways to go,” Bucksport head coach Joel Sankey said. “There’s no excuse for some of the mistakes we made.”Although Bucksport responded to Winslow’s early score with a Carter Tolmasoff touchdown to make the score 6-6 early in the first quarter, the Golden Bucks couldn’t stop the Black Raiders’ versatile rushing attack the rest of the way. Bucksport also had problems with its kicking game and gave Winslow several first downs via penalties.“They were more disciplined than us tonight, and it showed,” Sankey said. “I liked the hitting — our guys were definitely physical — but we need to get better on special teams and have a lot of areas we can improve.”One bright spot for Bucksport was Tolmasoff’s versatility. The senior played both running back and quarterback at various points and remained in the game until the very end.At the end of one series early in the fourth quarter, Tolmasoff walked to the sideline, doused his face with a water bottle and gradually took off his helmet. Rather than going to the bench to sit down, he stayed on the sideline and cheered loudly for his teammates.As Tolmasoff tried to catch his breath, a member of Bucksport’s coaching staff told him he was done playing for the night. Yet Tolmasoff wasn’t having it. He returned to the field when the Golden Bucks got the ball back several plays later.Bucksport’s Cam Ashey runs with the ball during the second half of a preseason high school football game against Winslow on Aug. 26 in Bucksport.PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“He’s a tough kid, and he plays at a high level the entire game,” Sankey said. “That’s the type of leader you want. Even when you’re down by a lot, he doesn’t give in. He always finds that extra bit of energy and keeps going.”Fortunately for Tolmasoff and his teammates, Friday night’s game was a preseason game that won’t count toward Bucksport’s record. It’s also unlikely the Golden Bucks will face anybody as tough as Winslow, which has won back-to-back Class C titles.Still, losing is a rarity when it comes to Bucksport football. The team regularly makes it deep into the playoffs, and last season’s 3-5 campaign was an aberration for a program of the Golden Bucks’ caliber. Sankey’s team is more experienced and will likely finish with a better record in 2016, but he admitted there are areas of the game where the team isn’t where he wants it to be.“Those mental mistakes where we don’t have the right guys out there, those can’t happen,” he said. “We need to get mentally tougher. There’s no doubt we can hit hard, but mental toughness is just as important as physical toughness.”Bucksport opens its regular season at home against the Washington Academy Raiders on Friday, Sept. 2. The Golden Bucks beat the Raiders 27-6 last season. Bio MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Schumacher Cannot Walk, German Court Told

first_imgBut Mr Damm said that Schumacher, 47, “cannot walk” more than two and a half years after the accident.Bunte had quoted a source at the end of last year as saying that Schumacher could manage some steps with the help of therapists and could raise an arm.At the time, Schumacher’s agent, Sabine Kehm, released a statement denying the story, saying: “Unfortunately we are forced by a recent press report to clarify that the assertion that Michael could move again is not true.“Such speculation is irresponsible, because given the seriousness of his injuries, his privacy is very important. Unfortunately they also give false hopes to many involved people.”Schumacher suffered a head injury in a skiing accident in France in 2013.He was placed in a medically induced coma for six months before being transferred to his home in Switzerland to continue his treatment.Very little is known of the sports icon’s recovery as his family has strongly protected his privacy.In February, his former boss at Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo, said: “I have news and unfortunately it is not good.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A lawyer for Michael Schumacher has told a court in Germany that the former Formula 1 world champion “cannot walk” following his skiing injury.Felix Damm was detailing the extent of Schumacher’s injuries in a lawsuit against German magazine, Bunte.The magazine had reported last Christmas that the seven-time world champion could walk again.last_img read more

SPORT-CHESS 2 LAST

first_imgSethuraman however was reliant on Surya Shekhar Ganguly Sethuraman however was reliant on Surya Shekhar Ganguly who did a world a of good for the fellow Indian, beating the top seed Le Quang Liem of Vietnam. Ganguly showed his true mettle by outplaying the Vietnamese in all departments of the game. Although he tied for the second spot, Ganguly had to content himself with eighth position in the end. Deep Sengupta will play his maiden world cup thanks to some fighting chess he produced here. The game against Wen Yang was a must win with black and Sengupta threw caution to the winds with an exchange sacrifice leading to his pawn marching to glory. This will be a well deserved entry to the world cup. Important and Indian results round 9 (Indians unless specified): Wei Yi (Chn, 6.5) lost to S P Sethuraman (7); Le Quang Liem (Vie, 6.5) lost to Surya Shekhar Ganguly (6.5); Ehsan Ghaem Maghami (Iri, 6) drew with B Adhiban (6); Murtas Kazhgaleyev (Kaz, 6.5) beat Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (5.5); Fang Yan (Chn, 5.5) lost to Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (Vie, 6.5); Aravindh Chithambaram (5.5) lost to Lu Shanglei (Chn, 6.5); Wen Yang (Chn, 5.5) lost to Deep Sengupta (6.5); Abhijeet Gupta (5) lost to Batchuluun Tsegmed (Mgl, 6.5); Murali Karthikeyan (5.5) drew with Rustam Kasimdzhanov (Uzb, 5); M R Lalith Babu (5) Chu Wei Chao (Chn, 4); Saydaliev Saidakbar (Uzb, 4.5) beat Rahul Srivatshav (3.5). Women: Bhakti Kulkarni (7) drew with Hoang Thi Bao Tram (Vie, 6); Dinara Saduakassova (Kaz, 6.5) drew with Soumya Swaminathan (6.5); Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova (Uzb, 5.5) drew with Munguntuul Batkhuyag (Mgl, 5.5); Vo Thi Kim Phung (Vie, 6) beat Li Xueyi (Chn, 5); Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (Vie, 6) beat Batchimeg Tuvshintugs (Mgl, 5); R Vaishali (4.5) lost to Sarasadat Khademalsharieh (Iri, 5.5); Citra Dewi Ardhiani Anastasia (Ina, 4) lost to Padmini Rout (5); Pratyusha Bodda (5) beat Yuan Ye (Chn, 4); Mary Ann Gomes (4.5) beat Nadezhda Antonova (Tjk, 3.5). PTI Cor AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more