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Tift County and Tifton reach tax agreement

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November 13, 2002

Tift County and City governments come together in time to save millions of sales tax dollars. 

Tifton, Ty Ty, Omega, and the county government were in danger of losing $72 million if they didn't decide how to divide the sales tax revenues by the end of the year.

Now they've reached an agreement, assuring you'll pay an extra penny on the dollar on goods purchased in Tift County for another ten years.

Tifton Mayor, Paul Johnson, said "We have good people in Tifton and Tift County, it's a small community, and good things happen when people work together.

Tifton ordered a hiring and spending freeze last month in case they lost their share of the money, but that's now been lifted. The city will get about one-third of the sales tax dollars, the county the other two-thirds.

posted at 5:45 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com