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January 13, 2004

Tifton- In a unanimous vote, commissioners passed an ordinance that would set the business license fee at a flat rate of $45.00.

Previously, the fee was determined by the number of employees at each business.

"This way it will be fair and across the board and that way we won't penalize people and businesses for being successful. With economic hard times as they are every business needs every kind of break that they can get and so deserve, and that's what we are trying to do," says commissioner, Daughtry Melton.

The new ruling requires all businesses to register with the county each year, something that was not previously made mandatory.

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