Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
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 >>
February 12, 2008
Albany-- Some Dougherty County taxpayers sued the county over property revaluations and begged county leaders for tax reform. They could get some relief from state lawmakers.
Tuesday, the Senate passed two constitutional amendments aimed at freezing property assessments statewide. One amendment would cap the assessed value of residential and non-residential properties at close to their 2009 valuations.
The other would keep your home value the same as long as you own it. Dougherty County tax relief advocate Robert Rehberg has collected dozens of signatures over the past few months in support of a local homestead exemption.
"What this proposal does is put a freeze on the rise of the fair market value of your home for tax purposes. It helps older people and younger ones too, keep from being put out of their homes because they can't afford their taxes," said Rehberg.
Rehberg says the exemptions would encourage more people to stay in the county. The proposed amendments must also pass the House and get voters approval to become law.