Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
July 16, 2007
Albany - So many Dougherty County property owners appealed their new appraisals, the County is adding two boards to hear those appeals. The current board of equalization is overwhelmed with the 5,000 appeals, so the Grand Jury will now make appointments to two additional boards.
Although most property owners had to file revaluation appeals by June, the appeals process is just now getting underway. "We are really just getting started," said Denver Hooten.
Many people have gone before Tyler, the company that actually performed the revals, but there's a long line to get in front of the Board of tax assessors and then the Board of Equalization. "We have approximately 5,000 appeals and in order for the taxpayers to be heard in a timely manner, one board is not really adequate," said Hooten.
With the unprecedented number of appeals, tax Director Denver Hooten says it was crucial for the Board of Equalization to receive some extra help. "Normally, one panel can hear the number of appeals we have, but this is not like any other year."
County Attorney Spencer Lee said, "that will serve the public a little better in that in a timely manner go in and present their case before the board and have them determine value when they have appealed their particular assessment."
Even with the added boards, the appeals could last through late fall, and ultimately property owners can take their appeals all the way to Superior Court.
During years of partial revaluations, appeals were typically finished by July or August. All properties in the county were appraised this year, so the appeals process will take a lot longer.