Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County Board of Tax Assessors wins a lawsuit against a group of taxpayers who wanted a county-wide revaluation thrown out.
The lawsuit was filed in January of 2008. Tax Director Denver Hooten and the Board of tax assessors asked the lawsuit be thrown out, but a trial court judge decided the case could move forward.
Last week, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed that decision, saying the Board of Tax Equalization has full authority over the Taxpayers' grievances regarding the valuation of their land, uniformity of county tax assessments and all other issues presented in their complaint.
"The Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, last Thursday, issued their ruling, they simply reversed the judge's decision down here, stating that the judge should have granted our motion of summary judgement and the net result of that, of course, is their case has now been dismissed in their challenge to our tax digest," said County Attorney Spencer Lee.
Richard Thomas, who represents the Taxpayers Association and is listed as a plaintiff on the lawsuit, says he's astounded by the decision. He says the group isn't giving up and plans to file a motion for reconsideration to continue their fight against the revaluation process.