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$1 million owed in delinquent property taxes

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Every penny counts these days for local governments, so Thomas County is trying to make sure all property owners pay their taxes. Right now, taxpayers owe Thomas County more than a million dollars.

Last week, the Sheriff's Office sent 900 late notices informing taxpayers what they owe. So far, the Sheriffs office has only collected about $10,000 dollars. "We know that some people are going to wait till the last minute, absolute last minute. And some people its taken that long just to get the money up to pay these taxes. And the fees are mounting on top of 'em," said Captain Steve Jones.

Jones says if the taxes are not paid by July 1st, more fees will be added.

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