Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
CUTHBERT, GA (WALB) -
Randolph County owes the Federal government almost $1 million in back taxes, and nobody seems to know what happened to it.
For years, the county withheld federal taxes from the paychecks of county workers, but didn't turn that money over to the feds.
The total is almost $900,000, and because of the money the county owes the Federal government put two Liens on Randolph County which makes it hard to move forward with projects on a new jail and school.
"You have a $900,000 tax lien against the county when they've collected money and are not paying it. We've had tax increases and now our taxes could be going up again because of this, we've voted for a new SPLOST for the Jail and for the school. This is ridiculous and someone needs to be accountable," said Elijah Hodge, Randolph Co. Resident.
Randolph County's lawyer said choppy or non-existent records are not making matters easier.
The investors working to help the county get the money to build the jail have asked the county to provide a detailed plan of how they'll deal with that $900 debt before the jail project can move forward.
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