As I look around and try to keep up with all the happenings in land and acreage news, I realized that there is really no good source for compiling all of the relevant news sources and articles for the topics of interest to me. I figure I can’t be the only one with this problem. As such, I think I’ll try to aggregate a list of some of the more interesting articles to me here for ya’ll about once a week. If you find it useful let me know in the comments.
Here we go.
Georgia Property Law:
- Here’s a lovely case involving property in Ellijay and Savannah, Georgia. Long story short, just because someone is an attorney, doesn’t mean they know what they’re doing.
- While being a member of the Moorish Science Temple of America apparently entitles this woman to all land in the U.S., the sheriff’s office doesn’t seem to agree. According to the article this has also taken place in Georgia. Wow.
- Illegal dumping is taking off in Covington, GA.
- A Georgia court reaffirms Georgia Law on the appeals process in dispossess actions. Tenants, you’ve got seven days.
Real Estate, Land and Timber News:
- A Georgia man takes on the law, about backyard chickens. Apparently this is a growing trend, and many wonder, does this effect property values?
- A Chatham County, GA man encourages the county to raise his taxes. My advice? Enjoy your lower taxes while you can, sir.
- Dekalb County, GA raises property taxes by 26%. Ouch.
- Fort Benning is planning to expand and local residents fear for loss of property value and an increased tax burden in Stewart County, GA.
- Midwest Farmers fear that there may be a land bubble approaching. While they’re not talking about this area specifically, I’ve noticed the farmers here are paying fairly high prices for quality farm land. FDIC appears to be getting a little edgy about it too.
- Trail Creek near Athens, GA is still contaminated after chemical spill.
- Georgia Peach Farmers gain access to a new market for their product.
- One young Georgia boy goes all out. He’s aiming for all 130 merit badges the boy scout’s offer. Good luck.
- The Georgia Wildlife Federations Buckarama kicks off today in Atlanta. It’s one of the largest hunting vendor trade shoes around. It’ll also stop by Perry, GA starting August 19. This means it’s just about hunting season.
- Georgia’s state reptile is becoming a species of concern.
That’s about all the news fit to print this week. Have a good weekend!