Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
November 14, 2007
Albany -- Dougherty County Property Tax bills are on the way to you. They were mailed from Statesboro yesterday. The deadline to pay those bill has been pushed back until January 20th because they're a month late going out.
More than 1,500 people will also pay only a portion of the bills because their appeals are pending.
Fewer people are waiting to appeal their property assessments, but they're still furious. "I can't imaging that this is HUD's way of promoting home ownership. That's the American dream and then you're taxed out of it. I think it's ridiculous," said Sandra Webb, who is appealing her assessment.
Webb retired here after working in Washington D.C. She's on a fixed income and says she can't afford her re-assessment.
"It looks to me it could be as much as $600, $700 more a year." This is the second time Gene Clark has been in for an appeal, and with five properties, it won't be his last. "They lowered it about $20,000, which was about half what it should be."
Soon they'll get their bills, but for the 1500 still appealing, the bill will only be for 85 percent of the assessed value. "It will note that on your bill, in other words, there is a message directly under that piece of property information that just says it's been calculated at 85 percent of the value pending the appeal. Depending on the outcome, they'll get another bill or a refund," said Dougherty County Tax Director Denver Collins-Hooten.
The entire process has Sandra Webb re-thinking retirement. "I retired and moved here thinking this would be the ideal location, it is not. The tax increases are just outragous."
She's now considering a move out of Dougherty County.
On the new bills, there's an opportunity for people to pay their taxes online. Some appeals have progressed to the stage of Superior Court. In order to continue that appeals process, property tax bills must be paid in full first.