The October meeting of the Hart County Property Owners Association brought together an engaged audience to hear from two distinguished speakers, District Attorney Parks White, and County Administrator Terrell Partain.
County Administrator Terrell Partain discussed the upcoming SPLOST 5, mentioning that early voting had begun. The total tax is estimated to be around $30,000,000, with allocation to the county and four municipalities. The county's share is $23,600,000, with projects spanning water, economic development, fire equipment, public safety, and recreation.
District Attorney Parks White provided insights into the types of crimes he encounters daily, highlighting issues like murder and the prevalence of fentanyl. He emphasized his high conviction rate but expressed the need for stronger support from the bench.
Parks White also introduced a new firearm by Biofire, a 9mm with fingerprint and facial recognition technology for unlocking before firing. This feature ensures that the weapon can only be operated by its owner, preventing unauthorized use.
Congressman Andrew Clyde's field director, Connor Land, made a surprise visit to the HCPOA meeting. He engaged with attendees and even assisted with some tasks, including taking out the trash.
Special thanks were extended to the staff of Pinnacle Bank for providing refreshments during the social hour.
No meetings will be held in November or December. The next meeting is scheduled for January 15, 2024. Stay tuned for further updates.