Coffee County Tax Vote

The Coffee County Commission was considering a three-mil property hike or possibly even a sales' tax.

The revenues raised from the tax hike would go for elderly care. By a six-to-one vote, the Coffee County Commission tabled the matter for further review. That didn't sit well with Commissioner Bernest Brooks.

Brooks cast the lone dissenting vote. He says by tabling the matter, the county's seniors are losing big.

Several commissioners want to make sure that any possible tax revenue is earmarked specifically for Coffee County residents.

The board will address the tax question again at its next meeting in March.

The senior citizens tax was also on the agenda of the Dale County Commission. But, Probate Judge Eunice Hagler says action was delayed until SARCOA Director Robert Crowder can attend and make a full presentation to the board.