Georgia

Assessment notices to Fannin County property owners are expected to be sent out on or about July 18. Read More

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While various local officials have been enthusiastic about the projected financial impact of the Pinewood Atlanta Studios in central Fayette County, many among the public may have been unaware that the big development received a significant property tax break bestowed by the Fayette County Development Authority. Read More

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Another year and more complaints about Fulton County Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand didn’t make much difference in the General Assembly, where legislation to change the way he handles late property tax bills once again died. Read More

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 Taxpayers have been congratulating the Cobb County School Board for successfully defending itself against the Development Authority of Cobb County’s attempts to give away millions of school tax dollars to a well-known developer. Taxpayers should also be thanking the CCSB for protecting the interests of taxpayers beyond this one misguided situation.  Read More

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Dawson County’s former chief tax appraiser will spend the next 12 months on probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug charges. Read More

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 Commissioner Marion Williams wants all city employees to live in city limits and to help pay taxes. Some other commissioners are calling him a hypocrite. Read More

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Fort Valley apartment owner, Marilyn McDowell, is taking the chief tax appraiser to court, because she's running out of money, and can no longer afford to pay property taxes.  Read More

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The Fannin County Commissioners held its last meeting of the year on Tuesday December 10th. Read More
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State Sen. Lindsey Tippins wants to know if the Georgia Constitution allows a county agency to give tax breaks to developers without input from the school system when those special tax deals slash future school revenue. Read More
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And now to a different story about the changing face of another historic community. Sapelo Island, just off the coast of Georgia, is home to one of the few remaining Gullah Geechee enclaves. These tight knit communities in the nation's South-East trace their roots back to slavery times and share a distinct culture and dialect. But now that's being threatened by a changing economy. Read More

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Thomas County residents took turns Tuesday morning letting county commissioners know how they feel when it comes to a newly proposed property tax increase. Read More

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This year, local governments with the county, city and school system are grappling with some of the biggest budget deficits they’ve seen in years due to one thing — the larger than expected drop in assessed property value. Read More

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