College tax rate draws no comment from public

A public hearing over the proposed 2015 tax rate for Howard College drew no interest from the community Friday.This is the first of two required hearings Howard College trustees are required to have before final adoption of the new rate of 17.3457 cents per $100 valuation. That is a 3-cent decrease from last year, but college officials hope to bring in about $400,000 more in tax revenue.For more of this story, read Sunday's edition of the Herald.