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Page 2A November 14, 2018 =R orter Local FO R. SY T f,l, GA Beautiful Horse Stables, Riding Trails, and Equestrian Arena located in North Monroe County l icare Medicare Health and Drug Plans can make changes each year. NOW is the time to review your benefits. It's not too late to make any changes! Find out what's new for 201g. Please feel free to call me and I will gladly answer any of your questions. I represent over 20 plans and will always give you honest and unbiased answers. There's never a charge for Services! Terry Martin Independent Agent Specializing in Medicare Health Plans Medicare Advantage & Part D Plans Medicare Supplement Plans (478) 31 8-8581 Local Agent - Bolingbroke, GA Your Local Mortgage Lender Serving Forsyth/Monroe County & Surrounding Areas Loan Officer 404-328.5077 CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc. 925 North Point Parkway, Suite 150 Alpharetta, GA 30005 NMLS3029 NMLS1709987 NMLS277180 Be 478-994-8898 Make Your Appointment Today/ sure to check out our Boutique too! Full Service Salon & Nails Open Tues- Sat By Appointment Robin Head & Janie Smith Call 478-994-8898 5989 Hwy 41 South Macon, GA Located in beautiful downtown Bolingbroke, GA t I The Forsyth square was shut down on Friday for filming of a new series "Amazing Stories", Apple TV's reprisal of a 1980~ anthol- ogy produced by Steven Spielberg. Dozens of crew and cast members descended upon the courthouse square for filming all day mostly in the rain on Friday, complete with a new sign "Bradford Police" that was fastened on the courthouse during filming. Kris- ten Richardson said it was very exciting to watch them film the scenes, and she was amazed how many people were employed and how much time was used to film what she was told will be just two minutes of the show. "They were very respectful and low key," =aid R;.I d=~,n. "1 was a Jilll= aud I dldn'l =~ u.yuuuy rUinOUS, r~tcnaruson =a0a mar a woman and a little boy appeared to be the main characters in the scenes filmed in Forsyfh, but said she understands that each show in the series will have inde- pendent story lines and characters. She said they filmed an outside car scene and then a second scene of them walking out of the courthouse. Richardson said she hopes the show returns to Forsyfh. The production company paid $6,500 to rent the courthouse for the day, although the offices remained open during business hours. Apple has not yet announced a release date for its new streaming service that will offer Apple TV. e By Will I =vi= publisher@mymcr.nef The new Five Below dis- tribution warehouse under construction in Smarr will pay about $8 million in county and school taxes over the next 21 years after tax breaks were approved on Tuesday. While counties normally approve tax breaks before a new industry begins work, Five Below is already far along in construction even as it negotiated its tax deal with the Monroe County development authority. Authority attorney Kevin Brown told authority mem- bers before they approved the deal at their monthly meeting on Tuesday that he told Five Below up front it would not get any breaks on school taxes. School taxes comprise the biggest part of a property tax bill, and Brown said original estimates showed Five Below would pay $6 mil- lion in school taxes, about $285,000 per year, over the 21 years of the deal. However, that estimate was Mark your calendars for Beautiful Downtown Bollngbroke's Pre-Parade Festivities begin at 2:00 p.m. Snacks, Drinks and Cake Walk Bring your lawn chair Saturday, December 1, 2018 3:00 p.m. The parade route will be on Rivoli Road in Bollngbroke. Grand Finale Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in Santa's Workshop! For more information or an application call Vicki Smith at (478) 474-7320 Sponsored by The Bolingbroke Community Club L made when Five Below planned to build a $41 million facility, and now, said Brown, they plan a $60 million facility. So that school tax bill will be even higher. And if Five Below follows through with a planned second phase to the warehouse, the value would go as high as $120 million, meaning even more property taxes to the county and schools. The authority did, how- ever, discount county taxes by about a third over the 21 years. For the next three years, Five Below will pay no county taxes before pay- ing increasing percentages each year. In all, Brown said Five Below will pay about $2 million in county taxes over 21 years after getting about $3 million in tax breaks through 2039. "They'll still pay a sig- nificant amount of money," said Brown. "It's a good deal." In the deal, the authority will actually own the tide to the property and Five Below will pay the author- ity a lease payment in lieu of property taxes. The Monroe County tax assessors are slated to vote on the tax deal next Mon- Nov. 19. J For only $27'0 1 month, your ;arnlJy can enjoy unJimifed car;andl!:;;een fe:s on fw:l championship courses, use of driving range, balls and practice facilities. J Plus, access 16 tennis courts,dining, swimming, junior programming and year-round fun at both c ubs. J J i I FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT BRITTANY MONTGOMERY AT 478-508-2596 OR EMAIL AT BRITTANY.MONTGoMERY@CLUBCORP.COM II I I I III I I I II I II IIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIII I III I II I II t