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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Property values in Thomas County will take yet another hit. "Anywhere from 10 percent to 15 percent for residential property up to 45 to 50 percent for residential vacant lots," said Thomas County Chief Appraiser Don Long.
With the housing market still in a state of decline, homes are worth much less than what many people paid for them. While some folks may be content to pay less in property taxes, it also means less money for county programs.
Long says it's all about supply and demand. "They had like a three year supply of homes on the market and our vacant lots we have like 25 year supply of vacant lots."
Next week folks in Thomas County will receive a notice in the mail regarding their home assessment. "It'll have last year's value on it, it'll have this year's current value, and than at the bottom it'll have what their property taxes will be based on the new value," said Long.
Long says generally most people are happy with their assessment. "Usually 85-90 percent of people are satisfied and we get about 10 percent of the people who think their value should be lower than what we set it at."
With the market the way it is, Long says now is really not the time to build. "It's really a better buy for people to purchasing an existing home than go buy a lot and build a house on it."
This is the first year the amount owed in property taxes will be included on the assessment notice. Long says he wants everyone to understand that although the amount owed is on the assessment, this is definitely not a bill.
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