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June 25, 2003

Albany - Whether Dougherty County homeowners will see a property tax increase remains a mystery, because county commissioners are divided on the issue. A week from Monday, county commissioners will vote on a half-mil tax increase.

Currently, Commissioners are split on the tax hike. Commissioners Chuck Lingle and William Hall say the county will drain its reserve fund if the millage rate doesn't increase. But, commissioners Lamar Hudgins and Jack Stone are against raising taxes this year.

"I will not vote for a tax increase right now," said Lamar Hudgins. "We have about $9,000,000 in our reserve fund. That's too much to justify this tax hike."

If the tax increase is approved, you'll pay $20 more a year on a $100,000 home and $40 more a year on a $200,000 home. And that's on top of a 1.6-mil increase proposed by the school board.