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From the April 27, 2016 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   With the recent passing of the IRS' deadline to file federal tax returns, area residents are obviously familiar with how they stand with taxes at the national level. However, do you know how your local taxes compare with the rest of this part of Georgia?
   This week The Journal begins its annual Area Property Tax Comparison by looking at the millage rates of 13 counties in our part of Southwest Georgia.
   This week's article looks at County Commission Millage Rates. It is part one of a series on the subject. The millage rates of other forms of local governments (Boards of Education, City Councils) will be examined in later articles.
   The average millage rate for County Commissions in the 13 counties in this comparison is 11.764.
   Marion County has the ... The rest of the story.