Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - More than 130 properties in Dougherty County still have not settled their 2007 property tax evaluations.
Thirty-five-thousand properties were evaluated in Dougherty County after the county was found to be out of the state's property tax regulation rate in 2006. Of those 35,000, 400 properties appealed the assessment results.
That number was dwindled down to 135 that are currently in the court system.
"We have about 135 pieces of property in the court system, but it is only involving about 50 different taxpayers," said Chief Tax Assessor Bill Ashberry.
"I feel like it is just a few people who don't want to pay their fair share of taxes. They want the working people and homeowners to. I think the people who own the big parcels of land should pay their fair share too," said County Commissioner Jack Stone.
In 2006 Dougherty County was fined $66,000 by the state for falling out of compliance of the state taxation rates.