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Thomas Co. Commissioners propose tax increase

THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) -

Thomas County property owners can give their input on a proposed tax increase.

Thomas County Commissioners proposed a two and half mil increase.

That would mean a yearly property tax increase of $88 for a $125,000 house.

Commissioners say the county is low on reserves and the increase is necessary to fund this year's already tight budget.

"People expect us to run the government efficiently and they don't want us to cut services. And it would be very hard to figure out what services to cut. We must have EMS. We must have fire. We must have the sheriff's office," said Commission Chair Elaine Mays.

There will be three upcoming public tax hearings at the Thomas Co. Courthouse.

The first will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 6th. The second will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 6th. And the third will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 14th.

 

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