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Dougherty County property tax hike

July 7, 2004

Albany -- People and businesses in Dougherty County will pay higher property taxes.

Dougherty County commissioners approved a two and a half mill increase Thursday. That means if you own a 100,000 dollar home, your property taxes will increase 100 dollars.

 Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard said "Not having a tax increase in 14 years, we take this incredibly serious. This commission is committed to hopefully making this another 14 years before we have another one."

County commissioners cut their budget 600, 000 dollars, but falling tax revenues forced the increase.

The School Board and Albany City Commission are not raising taxes.

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