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Worth Co. on track to erase financial woes

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WORTH CO., GA (WALB) -

Worth county seems to be digging out of the financial hole it was in earlier in the year.

County commissioners authorized the taking out of two big loans in July and September to be able to pay the county's bills.

The tax commissioner says balancing the budget has been a constant battle since the millage rate was lowered in 2009.

She says it's not unusual for the county to take out loans to cover expenses until property tax revenue rolls in.

She says property tax collections are going well so far.

"When you don't get your bills out until a couple of months after the time that they're supposed to be out of course your going to have a decrease in revenues, now that those bills are out, the money is coming in and payments are being turned over, we're right on track where we should be with collections," said Worth County Tax Commissioner Tabetha DuPriest.

 

 

The county has collected $5.5 million so far. The deadline for property tax payment is December 20th. County leaders expect to be able to pay back those loans with no problems.

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