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From the June 15, 2016 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   This is the second part of a series from The Journal on area property tax (millage) rates and features the rates imposed by Boards of Education in 13 counties that are a part of Southwest Georgia (every county in our coverage area plus those that border those counties).
   The newspaper previously featured rates imposed by County Commissions. In a future issue we will include rates from City Councils.

   * Comparing millage rates is not an exact science (as property valuations also affect tax bills). Please be sure to read the information below the highlights to help put everything into perspective.
   HIGHLIGHTS: The average millage rate for Boards of Education in the 13 counties in this comparison is 17.199.
   Stewart County has the second lowest millage rate (15.026) in the 13-county region. That is 2.173 below the area average of 17.199.
   Marion County has the ... The rest of the story.