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It's official, Dougherty County taxes are going up

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June 30, 2004

Albany - Property taxes are going up for Dougherty County homeowners. Wednesday, county commissioners passed a $40-million budget that includes a 2.5 mil property tax increase. That means taxpayers will pay about $100,000 more a year in taxes on a $100,000 home.

"It's been very difficult," said Commissioner Lamar Hudgins. "This is the first time in 14 years this commissioners has raised the millage rate, and two years we lowered taxes. So, it has not been an easy time."

The tax increase will allow the county to give all its employees a $500 lump sum raise.

Posted at 5:34PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com

 

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