Death Announcement: Judge Patrick Clay Bagwell. 1982-2022
Clay County Board of Commissioners is saddened to inform our people of Clay County that our dear friend and colleague, Judge Patrick Clay Bagwell, passed away November 26th, 2022. Judge Bagwell was appointed to the Probate and Magistrate Courts of Clay County Georgia in 2017.
Judge Bagwell was born at the hospital in Fort Gaines, Georgia to Frank and Mary Joyce Bagwell on April 2nd 1982.
Judge Bagwell is survived by his wife Katie.
Memorial service for Clay will be held outside the Fort Gaines Women's Club, 201 Bluff Street, Fort Gaines, Georgia 39851 on December 2nd at 2pm. Everyone who knew and loved Clay knows he was usually dressed casual or in camouflage so please feel free to dress casual or in camo.
Clay County Board of Commissioners would like to offer our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to all of Clays' family.
CLAY COUNTY WOULD LIKE TO THANK PETER PAULEY FOR THE USE OF HIS PHOTOGRAPHS WWW.PETERPAULEY.COM
WELCOME TO CLAY COUNTY, GEORGIA
E verify identification number 46247. MAY 26th 2010
Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,183, making it the fifth-least populous county in Georgia. The county seat is Fort Gaines
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,183 people residing in the county. 60.4% were Black or African American, 37.6% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% of some other race and 1.2% of two or more races. 0.8% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
The town of Fort Gaines was founded in 1816. It was named for Gen. E. P. Gaines. A fort of the same name had been built in 1814 nearby on the Chattachoochee River. In 1854, Fort Gaines was designated seat of the newly formed Clay County
According to the United States Census Bureau, Fort Gaines has a total area of 7.7 square miles (19.9 km2), of which 4.8 square miles (12.4 km2) is land and 2.9 square miles (7.6 km2), or 37.99%, is water.
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News & Announcements
NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
The Clay County Board of Commissioners have
tentatively adopted a 2022 millage rate which will
require an increase in property taxes by 9.35 percent.
All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing
on this tax increase to be held at the Clay County Fire
Station on September 15, 2022 at 9:00 am and 6:30 pm.
Times and places of additional public hearings on this
tax increase are at the Court House on
September 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm.
This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of
18.817 mills, an increase of 1.628 mills. Without this
tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more
than 17.208 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home
with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately
$65.12 and the proposed tax increase for nonhomestead
property with a fair market value of $300,00 is
PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING A PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
The Clay County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to increase the 2022 property taxes it will levy this year by 9.35 percentage over the rollback millage rate.
When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred.
The proposed FY 2023 Clay County Budget requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate to be able to maintain and continue to provide much needed services to the citizens of Clay County. Therefore, before the Clay County Board of Commissioners may finalize the proposed budget and set the final millage rate, Georgia law requires that three public hearings be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.
All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Clay County Fire Station, 125 New Park Road, Fort Gaines, GA on
September 15, 2022 at 9:00 AM and 6:30 PM and at the Clay County Court House, 201 S. Washington Street, Fort Gaines, GA on September 22, 2022 at 6:00 PM.
The Clay County Board of Commissioners is currently accepting applications for the positions of Full Time Equipment Operator and Public Works Laborers. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
Departments / Divisions: Public Works
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
For complete details, interested persons should contact the Clay County Board of Commissioner's Administrative Office, 147 Wilson Street, Fort Gaines, Georgia 39851 for an application or download the application from the website at www.claycountyga.net. Go to the documents tab. Clay County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
COUNTY HOLIDAYS 2022
OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED
NEW YEARS 2022 - DECEMBER 31
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY - JANUARY 17
PRESIDENT'S DAY - FEBRUARY 21
GOOD FRIDAY - APRIL 15
MEMORIAL DAY - MAY 30
JUNETEENTH - JUNE 20
INDEPENDENCE DAY - JULY 4
LABOR DAY - SEPTEMBER 5
VETERAN'S DAY - NOVEMBER 11
THANKSGIVING DAY & THE DAY AFTER - NOVEMBER 24/25
CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY - DECEMBER 23/26
NEW YEARS 2023 - JANUARY 2