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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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.
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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 >>
October 8, 2007
Albany - Dougherty county property tax bills will arrive later than usual this year. The school board won't even set it's millage rate until October 22nd, two days after tax bills are normally mailed out. The delay is because of the fiasco caused by property re-valuations.
The revaluation itself has been complicated enough. 3800 appeals are still outstanding, and it will be months before the final tax digest is set. So, how can local governments collect the money they need to operate?
Tax Director Denver Hooten said, "The county will petition Superior Court to allow a temporary collection order." But before that can happen, millage rates must be set by the city, county and school boards.
"Normally, our tax bills are due December 20th, in other words, those bills are out and people can start paying October 20th, but as everyone knows, those bills have not gone out." That's because it will be another two weeks until those millage rates are set.
Here's what the proposed rates look like. The county has proposed rolling back the rate a half mill on both special service and for the general fund. The city has proposed a total rollback, not taking the reassessment into account at all. And the school board has proposed keeping the millage rate the same, but that may change.
Finance Director Robert Lloyd said, "At this point we're not rolling back, but that's not to say we will not roll back, and to the extent that we will roll back or not roll back as the case may be."
The School board was scheduled to set its millage rate Monday night, but has since changed the meeting to October 22nd. "We're trying to be responsible," said Lloyd, "and not just give a one off decision tonight, but consider it with what we can afford to do in the public's interest."
After all three boards have set millage rates, a Superior Court Judge will be petitioned to order temporary tax collections, but that may not happen until late November and only then can property tax bills be sent out.
Hooten said, "Until there is a temporary collection order and we have the ability to pint those bills and send them out, it's going to be no less than a month later than the normal process." And you'll still have 60 days to pay up. So Merry Christmas, without the taxes.
The city is holding a third public hearing Monday night (Oct. 8th) at six at the school administration building.
If you still have an outstanding appeal on your property value, you will only be billed for 85% of the recently accessed value. Once the appeals process is complete, your bill will be adjusted.