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Some Lee County garbage bills get paid

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A hand full of people in Lee County who were delinquent on their garbage fees, showed up to pay their bills Friday.

WALB News 10 obtained the list of more than 250 names yesterday and posted it on our website because those delinquent bills are at the heart of a court battle over how Lee County should collect garbage fees.

One of the businesses on the list, Shooter's Billiards, is under new ownership while they've paid their delinquent bill, another amount that's still owed is from the previous owner. 

The outstanding garbage fees shown on the list total more than $90,000.  County officials say they're just trying to collect what the county is owed.

"We're not out to hurt individuals, we are just, it's a department that was set up to not only just collect the garbage but to serve the people with their garbage needs and street light needs," said LeClaire Bryan, Lee County Utilities.

They're working with several people to accept a payment plan through the courts to get the debts paid off.

If they don't pay the county, they'll be taken to municipal court and face court costs on top of the money they owe for their garbage collection.

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