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Tift taxes stay put

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - People in Tift County won't see an increase in their property tax rate despite the tough economy.  

The Tift County Commission passed a tentative budget that will keep the millage rate the same in unincorporated areas of the county.

The county will keep a hiring freeze in place when the new budget year starts July first.

That combined with departmental cuts will keep the county from putting an extra burden on taxpayers.      

"Right here in Tift County we have had major companies close," said District 2 Commissioner Melissa Chevers. "Our community couldn't take another hit with property rates going up. So the commissioners decided that since the millage rate is where it is, we'll just let it stay the same."

Law enforcement makes up the largest part of the $25 million budget at 29%.

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